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13 September 2016

Zimbabwe Government Gazette dated 2016-09-13 number 56

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                  Y                             EXTRAORDINAR
                                                         Published by Authority

                                                      13th SEPTEMBER,2016                                                          Price US$2,00
  Vol. XCIV, No. 56

General Notice 239A of 2016.                                                  1. This Order may becited as the Public Order and Security
                                                                            (Temporary Prohibition of Public Demonstrations in the Harare
                                                                            Central Police District) Order, 2016.
  PUBLIC ORDER AND SECURITYACT [CHAPTER 11:17]                                                             Interpretation
               Notice of Proposed Prohibition Order                            2. In this Order—
                                                                                “Harare Central Police District” means the area bounded by
                                                                                    Cumberland Road, Enterprise Road, Churchill Avenue, Swan
    Notice to interested parties ofproposedprohibition order                         Drive, Cork Road, Sandringham Drive, DrummondChaplin
                                                                                     Road, Marimba Stream, Coventry Road, Rotten Row, the
  NOTICEis herebygivento all interested parties ofthe prohibition                    National Railways of Zimbabweline up to the Mukuvisi
order soughtto be made undersection 27 of the Public Order and                       River and back to Cumberland Road;
Security Act [Chapter 11:17] in the terms specified in paragraph 3
below thatis proposed totakeeffect from the 16th September, 2016                 “Regulating Authority” means Chief Superintendent Newbert
and to expire on the 15th October, 2016.                                            Saunyama of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, being the
                                                                                    Regulating Authority of the Harare Central Police District
  Interested parties are invited to make anyrepresentations they may                in his capacity as the Officer Commanding Harare Central
wish tomakeonthe proposed ordertothe RegulatingAuthority ofthe                       Police District.
Harare Central Police District addressed in writingto the Regulating
Authority, c/o Zimbabwe Republic Police, Harare Central Police
                                                                              3. The Regulating Authority, believing on reasonable grounds
Station, comer Inez Terrace and Kenneth Kaunda Road (P.O. Box
                                                                            that the powers conferred by section 26 of the Public Order and
CY 154, Causeway), Harare.                                                  Security Act [Chapter11:17] will not be sufficientto prevent public
                                                                            disorder being occasionedby the holding of processions or public
                    Proposed prohibition order                              demonstrations or anyclass thereof in the Harare Central Police
                                                                            District, hereby issues this Order prohibiting, for a period of one
   WHEREAS itis provided in section 86 of the Constitution that             month from Friday,the 16th September, 2016, to Saturday,the 15th
fundamental rights and freedomssetoutin the Declaration of Rights           October, 2016,the holdingof all processionsor public demonstrations
may be limited only in termsof alaw ofgeneral application andto the         or anyclass thereofin the Harare Central Police District.
extentthat the limitationis fair, reasonable, necessary andjustifiable         4, For the avoidance of doubtit is declared that, in terms of
in a democratic society based on openness,justice, human dignity,           section 27(5) of the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter
equality and freedom,taking into accountall relevantfactors,                 11:17], any person who organisesor assists in organising or takes
                                                                             part in or attends any procession or public demonstration held in
   AND WHEREAS itis providedin section 27(1) of the Public Order
                                                                            contravention of an order under section 27(1) of the Act shall be
and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] that if a regulating authority for
anyarea believes on reasonable grounds thatthe powers conferred             guilty of an offence andliable to a fine not exceedinglevelsix or to
                                                                            imprisonmentfor a period notexceeding one year or to both such
by section 26 (“Consultations, negotiations, amendment of notices,          fine and such imprisonment.
and conditions with respect to processions, public demonstrations
and public meetings to avoid public disorder”) of that Act will not                                                 CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT
be sufficient to prevent public disorder being occasioned by the                                                 NEWBERT SAUNYAMA, ZRP,
holding of processions or public demonstrationsoranyclass thereof
in the area or any part thereof, he may issue an order prohibiting,          13-9-2016.               Regulating Authority, Harare Central Police.
for a specified period not exceeding one month, the holdingofall
public demonstrationsor any class of public demonstrations in the
area or part thereof concemed:
  NOW, THEREFORE,I, Chief Superintendent Newbert Saunyama
of the Zimbabwe Republic Police, being the Regulating Authority
                                                                                                             General Notice

of the Harare Central Police District in my capacity as the Officer         Number                                                                     Page
Commanding Harare Central Police District, hereby, in terms of               239A. Public Order and Security Act (Chapter 11:17}: Notice of Proposed
section 27 of the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17],                   Prohibition Order. - 6 ee ee ee et                                   757
makethefollowing order: —

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