Two Potsa sections illegal – court

Staff Writer

THE Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional two sections of the Post & Telecommunications Services Act which authorised President Robert Mugabe to give orders to intercept postal article

s and messages.


In a delayed ruling, the Supreme Court last month said sections of the Act that allowed Mugabe to authorise the interception of postal articles and telecommunications were unlawful and thus “null and void”.


The challenge to the provisions was brought by the Law Society of Zimbabwe and argued on May 15 2003. It took 10 months before a ruling was handed down.


Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku and his colleagues Elizabeth Gwaunza, Misheck Cheda, Luke Malaba and Wilson Sandura concurred.

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