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Order and Security Act (POSA)
the Public Order and Security Amendment Act, 2007
Updated by: General
Laws Amendment Act, 2005 (No. 6 of 2005), with effect from 3rd
This Act was promulgated
by Extraordinary Government Gazette on 22 January 2002, becoming law with
effect from 22 January 2002.
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To make provision for the maintenance of public order and security in
Zimbabwe; to amend the Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 4:01],
the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07] and
the Miscellaneous Offences Act [Chapter 9:15]; to repeal the
Law and Order (Maintenance) Act [Chapter 11:07]; and to provide
for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.
by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
1. Short title.
3. Realisation of
risk or possibility as an element of offences under this Act.
4. Regulating authorities.
Against Constitutional Government and Public Security
5. Subverting constitutional
6. Insurgency, banditry,
sabotage or terrorism.
7. Recruiting or
training insurgents, bandits, saboteurs or terrorists.
8. Training as insurgent,
bandit, saboteur or terrorist.
9. Supplying weaponry
to insurgents, bandits, saboteurs or terrorists.
10. Possessing weaponry
for insurgency, banditry, sabotage or terrorism.
concealing or failing to report insurgent, bandit, saboteur or terrorist.
12. Causing disaffection
among Police Force or Defence Forces.
13. Possession of
14. Temporary prohibition
of possession of certain weapons within particular police districts.
15. Publishing or
communicating false statements prejudicial to the State.
authority of or insulting President.
Against Public Order
17. Public violence.
18. Throwing articles
at persons, motor vehicles, etc.
19. Gatherings conducing
to riot, disorder or intolerance.
20. Assaulting or
resisting peace officer.
of police authority.
in Part IV.
24. Organiser to
notify regulating authority of intention to hold public gathering.
25. Regulation of
of public gatherings to avoid public disorder.
27. Temporary prohibition
of holding of public demonstrations within particular police districts.
28. Civil liability
in certain circumstances of organiser of public gathering.
29. Dispersal of
unlawful public gatherings.
of offensive weapons at public gatherings.
31. Disrupting public
and Preservation of Public Order and Security
32. Persons to
carry identity documents.
33. Cordon and search.
34. Powers of stopping
35. Powers of police
officers in relation to aircraft, aerodromes and airstrips.
to authorise prosecutions under this Act.
37. When Defence
Forces may assist Police Force under this Act.
38. Powers of seizure
and forfeiture in relation to vehicles, aircraft and vessels.
39. Powers of search,
seizure and forfeiture generally.
40. Special jurisdiction
41. Amendment of
42. Saving of other
laws as to riotous gatherings, etc.
43. Amendment of
44. Amendment of
45. Amendment of
46. Repeal of Cap.
of public gatherings to which Section 24 does not apply.
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