Monthly Archives: July 2006

Mugabe plans laws to silence critics

Peta Thornycroft Zimbabwe is poised to introduce draconian laws to silence its critics, both at home and abroad, who face 20 years in jail if they “publish or communicate a falsehood”. Opposition members have condemned the measures as “the most fascist legislation this country has known”. The Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Bill, went through […]

Violence of the heart

Zimbabwe Independent Editor’s Memo By Vincent Kahiya A MARTIN Luther King commandment says “refrain from violence of the fist, tongue and heart”. Most people can stop themselves from hitting others out of fear of arrest and can bite their tongue to refrain from saying something mean, but violence of the heart is challenging. Following this […]