Chipinge Residents Approve Of MOPO Bill – Report

According to a ZBC News report, the residents of Chipinge have given the thumbs up to the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO) Bill.

On Wednesday, a parliamentary public hearing was held at Gaza Hall in Chipinge on the Bill, which if passed, will replace the infamous Robert Mugabe-era Public Order and Security Act (POSA).

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POSA came into force in the year 2000 and has been a bone of contention between the government on one side and opposition political parties and civic organisations on the other, as the law stifled the freedom of association.

Under POSA, it is illegal to hold a gathering without notifying the police, and it is also an offence to move around without identification particulars.

More: ZBC News

Public Order and Security ActChipinge

The Public Order and Security Act (POSA) is a piece of legislation passed in Zimbabwe in 2002 by a parliament which Zanu-PF dominated. The act was amended in 2007. It was widely alleged that the Act was the brainchild of Jonathan Moyo who was the... Read More About Public Order and Security Act

Chipinge is a Town located in Manicaland Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Chipinge

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One Comment on “Chipinge Residents Approve Of MOPO Bill – Report

  1. Most probably both bills POSA and MOPO are uncalled for as Zimbabweans are already a peaceful nation which unfortunately is not listened to by its own government, However demand for justice by public through electoral processes and peaceful should not be pronounced as an act of anarchy, for it is their obligation to do so in the practice of democracy.

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