In Zimbabwe, You Don't Have The Right to Offend The President
The right of free speech, as enshrined in Zimbabwe's Constitution means every citizen should have the absolute right to express themselves in any way they choose without fear of repercussions. The extent of the right has been examined several times in the legal system under former president Robert Mugabe, and despite the highest court declaring unconstitutional the draconian law that made it a crime to insult the president - call President Emmerson Mnangagwa names, I dare you.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa (file photo).
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