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Criminal Law Code (Standard Scale of Fines) Notice, 2007 - SI 30A/2007
February 07, 2007

This notice was published as a supplement to the Zimbabwean Government Gazette dated 07th February, 2007.

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[CAP. 9:23

Criminal Law Code (Standard Scale of Fines) Notice, 2007

THE Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, in terms of section 280 of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act [Chapter 9:23] (No. 23 of 2004), hereby makes the following notice:-

Title
1. This notice may be cited as the Criminal Law Code (Standard Scale of Fines) Notice, 2007.

Standard Scale of Fines
2. The First Schedule to the Criminal Law Code is repealed and the following is substituted—

" First Schedule (Sections 2(1) and 280)
Standard Scale of Fines

Level

Monetary Amount
$

1
500,00
2
1 200,00
3
2 500,00
4
5 000,00
5
10 000,00
6
20 000,00
7
40 000,00
8
60 000,00
9
75 000,00
10
100 000,00
11
125 000,00
12
150 000,00
13
200 000,00
14
250 000,00
.".

Explanatory Note

(This note does not form part of the notice, but merely explains is contents.)

Section 280(5) of the Criminal Law Code empowers the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to publish a statutory instrument setting forth a standard scale of fines, in the form of levels of fines (designated by numbers) and the monetary amounts assigned to each of those levels. In terms of subsection (6) of that section, where the Minister makes such a statutory instrument, he or she must lay it before Parliament within the first fourteen sitting days when it meets after the statutory instrument is made, and the statutory instrument cannot come into effect unless it is approved by resolution of Parliament. This statutory instrument, having been approved by Parliament on the 19th December, 2006, comes into force on the date of its publication.

Level 3 of the above scale is the standard level applicable to deposit fines under section 356 (Payment by accused persons of fines which may be imposed for minor offences in lieu of appearance in court) of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07]) and other Acts in which provision for the levying of deposit fines is made. For public information it is declared that the monetary amount specified for level 3 (as for the other levels in the Standard Scale) is the maximum amount that may be levied.

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