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Note: The Constitution
of Zimbabwe has been amended by Constitution
of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 17).
See the Constitution
of Zimbabwe at September 14, 2004
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amended to No.16 of 20 April 2000]
terms of Act No.5 of 2000 (Amendment No.16) are at sections 16, 16A (Land
Acquisition) and 108A (Anti-Corruption Commission).]
The Constitution of
Zimbabwe was published as a Schedule to the Zimbabwe Constitution Order
1979 (S.I. 1979/1600 of the United Kingdom). It has been amended by the
- 25/19811 - Act
25 of 1981 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Act, 1981 -
commenced on 31st July 1981
- 27/1981 - Act 27
of 1981 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Act, 1981 - commenced on
10th June 1981
- 1/1983 - Act 1
of 1983 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 3) Act, 1983 - Sections
14 and 15 commenced on 22nd April 1983; the remainder commenced on 1st
- 4/1984 - Act 4
of 1984 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 4) Act, 1984 - commenced
on 27th April 1984
- 4/1985 - Act 4
of 1985 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 5) Act, 1985 - commenced
on 5th April 1985
- 15/1987 - Act 15
of 1987 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 6) Act, 1987 - commenced
on 21st September 1987
- 23/1987 - Act 23
of 1987 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 7) Act, 1987 - sections
1 and 21 commenced on 20th November 1987; the remainder commenced on
31st December 1987
- 4/1989 - Act 4
of 1989 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 8) Act, 1989 - commenced
on 31st March 1989
- 31/1989 - Act 31
of 1989 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 9) Act, 1989 - section
22 (b), (d) and (e) com-menced on 11th May 1990; the remainder of the
Act commenced on 27th March 1990
- 15/1990 - Act 15
of 1990 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 10) Act, 1990 - commenced
on 3rd August 1990
- 30/1990 - Act 30
of 1990 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 11) Act, 1990 - commenced
on 17th April 1991
- 4/1993 - Act 4
of 1993 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 12) Act, 1993 - sections
1 to 5 and 12 commenced on 1st November 1993; section 9 re Defence Forces
commenced on 1st July 1994; section 9 re Prison Service and section
11 re Prison Service commenced on 18th August 1995; section 9 re Police
Force commenced on 1st October 1995; sections 6, 7, 8, 10, and 13 re
Public Service commenced on 10th March 1996
- 9/1993 - Act 9
of 1993 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 13) Act, 1993 - commenced
on 5th November 199
- 14/1996 - Act 14
of 1996 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 14) Act, 1996 - commenced
on 6th December 1996
- 10/1998 - Act 10
of 1998 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 15) Act, 1998 - commenced
on 30th June 1998
- 5/2000 - Act 5
of 2000 - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 16) Act, 2000 - commenced
on 20th April 2000
Republic and the Constitution
1. The Republic.
of Zimbabwe on Independence.
of Parliament in relation to citizenship.
declaration of Rights
of right to life.
of right to personal liberty.
14. Protection from
slavery and forced labour.
15. Protection from
16. Protection from
deprivation of property.
land acquired for resettlement.
17. Protection from
arbitrary search or entry.
18. Provisions to
secure protection of law.
19. Protection of
freedom of conscience.
of freedom of expression.
of freedom of assembly and association.
of freedom of movement.
23. Protection from
discrimination on the grounds of race, etc.
of protective provisions.
in the event of public emergencies.
and other savings.
27. The President.
and election of President.
of office of President.
31. Acting President.
31B. President and
former Presidents not to hold other offices.
Ministers and Cabinet
31D. Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
of office of Vice-Presidents, Ministers and Deputy Ministers.
31F. Vote of no
confidence in Government.
31H. Executive functions
to which exercise of Presidentís functions justiciable.
of Parliament, Speaker and Deputy Speaker and Parliamentary Legal Committee
38. Composition of
of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
of office of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
of Parliamentary Legal Committee.
Relating to Parliament
41. Tenure of seats
sentenced to death or to imprisonment.
or suspension of members convicted of certain offences.
power to address and attend Parliament.
Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Attorney-General in Parliament.
48. Clerk of
Parliament and other staff thereof.
of Parliament and members and officers thereof.
Powers and Procedure
of exercising legislative powers.
52. Alteration of
55. Validity of
57. Standing Orders.
61. Electoral Supervisory
The Public Service
73. Public Service.
75. Functions of
Public Service Commission.
of Ministries, etc.
78. Principal representatives
of Zimbabwe abroad.
79. Judicial authority.
80. Supreme Court.
Court and criminal jurisdiction of other courts.
83. Oath of office.
of office of judges.
87. Removal of judges
89. Law to be administered.
91. Functions of
Judicial Service Commission.
92. Persons presiding
over special courts.
The Police Force
93. Police Force
and Commissioner of Police.
95. Functions of
Police Service Commission.
The Defence Forces
96. Defence Forces
and command thereof.
Forces Service Commission.
98. Functions of
Defence Forces Service Commission.
The Prison Service
99. Prison Service
and Commissioner of Prisons.
of Prison Service Commission.
from Consolidated Revenue Fund or other public fund.
of expenditure from Consolidated Revenue Fund.
104. Public debt.
of Comptroller and Auditor-General.
and Deputy Ombudsman.
provisions as to Commissions, etc.
of office of certain persons.
and Councils of Chiefs.
district or regional governors.
111B. Effect of
international conventions, etc.
Oaths and Affirmations.
SCHEDULE 2: Savings
in the event of Public Emergencies.
Qualifications for Members of Parliament and Voters.
Procedure with regard to Bills and other matters in Parliament.
SCHEDULE 5: [Repealed.]
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