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  • 2002 Presidential & Harare Municipal elections - Index of articles


  • Electoral Act (Modification) (Postponement of Harare City Council Elections) Notice, 2002
    Statutory Instrument 13A/2002
    January 23, 2002

    This Statutory Instrument was published as a supplement to the Extraordinary Government Gazette on 23 January 2002.


    WHEREAS the High Court issued judgement on the 23rd November, 2001, ordering the Registrar-General of Elections to conduct elections of councillors and for the office of mayor for the Harare City Council in accordance with a timetable set by the High Court;

    AND WHEREAS on the 7th December, 2001, the Supreme Court, on an appeal from the judgement referred to in the preceding paragraph, ordered that the aforesaid elections should be held on or before the 11th February, 2002;

    AND WHEREAS the Registrar-General of Elections lacks the human, material and financial resources to properly prepare for and conduct elections of councillors and for the office of mayor for the Harare City Council on or before the 11th February, 2002.

    NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby notified that His Excellency the President, in terms of section 158 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:01], has made the following notice:—

    1. This notice may be cited as the Electoral Act (Modification) (Postponement of Harare City Council Elections) Notice, 2002.
    2. In this notice—
    3. "Harare City Council elections" means the election of councillors and for the mayor for the Harare City Council referred to in section 3.

    4. Notwithstanding any provision of the Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15], the Electoral Act [Chapter 2.01] or any other law or order of court to the contrary, the Harare City Council elections shall be held on the 9th and 10th March, 2002.
    5. Notwithstanding anything in the Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15], the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:01] or any other law or order of court to the contrary—

    (a) the commissioners appointed for the Harare City Council in terms of section 80 of the Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15] shall continue in office and exercise all of the functions of Harare City Council until the last day of the Harare City Council elections;

    (b) all decisions and acts of the commissioners referred to in paragraph (a) made before the date of commencement of this notice, in the exercise or purported exercise of the functions of the Harare City Council, are hereby validated.

     

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