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Namibian parliamentary delegation speaks on community courts

Story by Memory Chamisa

CONSTITUTIONAL and legal issues dominated discussions when Speaker of the National Assembly Advocate Jacob Mudenda met a Namibian Parliamentary delegation in Harare this Monday.

Emerging from the meeting, Namibian Deputy Chairperson from the Standing Committee on Constitutional and Legal Affairs, who is also the head of delegation, Honourable Paula Kooper spoke on the purpose of visit, with emphasis on the need for citizens to familiarise with constitutional provisions.

“We paid the courtesy call to share with the Speaker of Parliament the work that we do as well as emphasise the need for people to know the constitutional provisions about human rights. Zimbabwe has community courts that deal with community issues without being taken to the magistrates’ courts and we want to get an understanding of how this works as we have recently enacted a law in Namibia to incorporate community courts.

“We are glad to have sat down with the Speaker of Parliament and we look forward to seeing some of the community courts in action when we visit them later on this week together with the President of the Chief’s council, Chief Fortune Charumbira,” said Kooper.

The Namibian Parliamentary delegation also paid it’s condolences to President Emmerson Mnangagwa after the passing on of former Deputy Speaker of Parliament and National Hero Cde Abraham Kabasa.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the President, Government and Kabasa family on the passing of the former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Cde Kabasa. We arrived here in Zimbabwe on Saturday to the sad news.”

The delegation is in the country for the next four days and is expected to meet with the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Honourable Ziyambi Ziyambi and Chiefs Council President Chief Fortune Charumbira.

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