Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lovemore Munro yet to decide on gays' application

Chief Justice Lovemore Munro is yet to make a decision on the issue of whether the arrest of gay suspects Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga should be reveiewed by the Constitutiona Court.
Monjeza and Chimbalanga's lawyers argue that the two's arrest infringes on their human rights and freedoms, and works against the Republican Constitution.
Two weeks down the line, the Chief Justice is yet to decide while Monjeza and Chimbalanga are still being held on remand against their will.
The two complained on Monday this week Police officers were tightening hand cuffs too hard on them, "as if we are hard-core criminals".
Whenever they appear at the Blantyre Magistrates Court, people boo them, a tale-tell sign of a nation still shackled by conservationism.

No comments: