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).
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.
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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.