Wednesday, 23 July 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Communicating falsehoods no longer criminal

By Daniel Nemukuyu
The Constitutional Court has removed from the statutes Section 31 (a) (iii) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform Act), which criminalised publishing false statements undermining the authority of the uniformed forces.
 BREAKING NEWS: Communicating falsehoods no longer criminal
 In a judgment by Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba, the section was dismissed as unjustifiable in a democratic society. The court ruled that the law was in breach of freedom of expression as enshrined in the Constitution.
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