In Re Wood and Hansard 1995 (2) SA 191

Section 22(1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that ‘no person shall be deprived of his freedom of movement’. Alien mother of Zimbabwean born son contending that if she were expelled from Zimbabwe as guardian and custodian parent of her son who would accompany her, it would directly infringe his constitutional right to reside in Zimbabwe and infringe his right of freedom of movement.

Held that in order to be afforded rights under the Constitution, an applicant to proceedings had to allege that a provision of the Declaration of Rights had been, or was likely to be, contravened in respect of him or her. Applicant had not asserted, nor could she, that a constitutional right afforded her was being contravened.

| Return to Topic Menu | Return to Main Menu |