This article is from EWN.CO.ZA:
Zimbabwe’s government wants to bring in a new law to make it a criminal offence for citizens to hold meetings with foreign governments without state approval.
The Patriot Bill, if enacted, will impose heavy jail terms on those convicted, but critics say it will be used to silence dissent.
Top parliamentary affairs ministry official, Virginia Mabhiza, has told the state-run _Sunday Mail _that parts of the new bill have been drafted and will be presented to cabinet. She says private citizens shouldn’t be meeting with foreign governments.
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