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Election Resource Centre court update
Election Resource Centre
October 16, 2013

The trial in which the Election Resource Centre (ERC), is being charged on allegations of contravening Section 40 C of the Electoral Act, has today been postponed to the 28th of October 2013. The ERC represented by the Director, Tawanda Chimhini and 3 others (Farai Saungweme, Moses Chikora and Wadzanayi Nyakudya) briefly appeared before a Harare Magistrate at Rotten Row courts this morning. The trial could not kick off as the state submitted to the court that it was overwhelmed with other cases at hand. The state subsequently asked for a postponement, which was accordingly granted by the court. Meanwhile the defence team, represented by Trust Maanda of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) notified the court of its intention to apply for referral to the Constitutional Court challenging the constitutionality of the section being used to charge the accused persons. The Defence team felt that some provisions of the Section violated the accused person's freedom of expression. The Election Resource Centre shall update you in due course the proceedings on the application to the Constitutional Court.

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