Legislation regulating protests and demonstrations

Tsoaeli and Others v S (A 222 of 2015) [2016] ZAFSHC 217 (17 November 2016)

This was an appeal against the judgment of the Regional Court that convicted and sentenced the appellants to a wholly suspended sentence of a fine of R600,00 or three months’ imprisonment.  The appellants had been charged with demonstrating in contravention of section 12(1)(e) as read with read with sections 1, 3, 4 and 13of the Regulation of Gatherings Act, 205 of 1995 (“the RGA”). 

Democratic Assembly for Restoration and Empowerment & 3 Others v Saunyama N.O & 3 Others (CCZ 9/18, Civil Appeal No. CCZ 5/18) [2018] ZWCC 9 (17 October 2018)

This was an application seeking a determination as to whether, section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), banning any public processions or demonstrations in the Harare Central Business District for two weeks, was constitutional.


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