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Zimpapers today filed a constitutional application seeking the deletion of criminal defamation from the statute books, saying it was undemocratic.The Herald editor Caesar Zvayi, on behalf of the publishing company, argued in the court papers that Section 96 of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act was unjustified in a democratic society and that it must be struck off.

In a Constitutional Court application filed by Zimpapers’ lawyer Mr Terrence Hussein of Hussein, Ranchod and Company today, Prosecutor General Mr Johannes Tomana, Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and the Attorney General Aocate Prince Machaya were listed as respondents.

Source : The Herald