ZLHR humbled by support

Learned Counsels, I just wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the lawyers who managed to join us in defense of #this flag, Pastor Evan.

Evan-Mawarire-releasedI cannot name you all but munozvizivira. I think the various videos/pics tell the story! The story of more than 100 hundred lawyers showing up at court to assist with submissions, the legal arguments and offer moral support reflects a great victory for human rights, the rule of law and constitutionalism.

That is what it should be like-That is what the law society and human rights lawyers should be seen to be doing-leading from the front. Lawyers must stand at the front queue of defending the rule of law and constitutionalism. I was humbled to see so many young lawyers, some we have just lectured from the law school coming through with powerful arguments, others dashing to their tablets/smartphones to reveal powerful case-laws, and others pointing to useful provisions in the Constitution and the CPEA, and even others quickly sharing practical experiences at the courts.

Not forgetting those in the diaspora who whatsapped and emailed legal arguments. In the end it all came together, the various submissions, the moral support by those who were there and those who could not come. In the end, as a team we defended the values of the Rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution. We have been in these trenches for so long to know that there will be many other battles to fight where the fundamentals of what we stand for will be threatened. We will stand ready to defend those values via the law. But for now I thought it was worthwhile to take this moment and in a rather longish way express gratitude for we chose to be on the good side of the law, the Constitution and the rule of law. Posterity will remember this moment.

Ndatenda magweta ekodzero dzevanhu, Siyabonga, Thank you!

Dzimbabwe Chimbga: Programmes Manager with ZLHR

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