High Court Orders Police To Allow Dr Magombeyi To Seek Treatment Abroad

The High Court of Zimbabwe has ordered the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) to allow the acting president of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA), Dr Peter Magombeyi to travel to South Africa to seek urgent specialist medical treatment.

Police had blocked Dr Magombeyi from travelling to the neighbouring country on Monday.

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The latest development was revealed by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) through a statement on microblogging site, Twitter.

Earlier on Tuesday, ZLHR revealed that the police acted in violation of the Constitution on Zimbabwe. ZLHR said earlier:

In violation of the Constitution, the Zimbabwe Republic Police has prevented Dr Peter Magombeyi from leaving Zimbabwe to seek further urgent medical treatment, forcing the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights to file an urgent application at court.

Dr Magombeyi reported case(s) to police such as threats he faced in August 2019 before he was abducted, disappeared and he also reported his abduction on 19 Sept after he was dumped at Nyabira. The Police questioned him for several hours about his whereabouts on 19 September.

He was released and sought medical attention. Now the Police has prevented him from leaving the country to seek further specialised treatment.

Although he is a complainant in cases he reported it is not clear why his rights are being restricted by the police.

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