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conclude agreement - Bill watch 36/2008
September 12, 2008
Late yesterday evening
President Mbeki announced that the three parties had concluded and
signed a final political settlement.
signing ceremony – Monday 15th September
There will be a official
signing ceremony in Harare on Monday 15th September at 10 am. The
ceremony will be attended by regional and continental leaders.
of new Government
According to President
Mbeki the parties will over this weekend work out the composition
of the new Government. This will also be revealed to the public
at Monday’s official ceremony.
A Bill Watch
Special will be sent out early next week summarizing the agreement,
giving details of the new Government, and offering available documents
in electronic form.
The Senate was adjourned
until the 7th October and the House of Assembly until 14th October.
There is a possibility in the light of the new agreement that Parliament
may be recalled earlier.
Instrument gazetted this week
Only one statutory instrument
was gazetted this week - the Exchange Control (Payment of Salaries
by Exporters in Foreign Currency for Critical Skills Retention)
Order [SI 127/2008]. This order, effective immediately, sets out
the procedure for an exporter to obtain Reserve Bank authority to
pay salaries in foreign currency to an employee possessing “critical
skills”. Where authority is granted the salary must be paid
into the employee’s foreign currency account [it must not
be paid in cash] and the funds will be treated as free funds. [Electronic
version of SI available on request.]
No Bills were
gazetted. All Acts previously passed have been gazetted.
Tribunal – Land case update
The SADC Tribunal had
been expected to hand down its decision in this case on 11th September.
[Reminder: Mr Campbell and 76 other applicants have applied for
a ruling that the Government’s land reform policy as embodied
in Constitution Amendment No. 17 is in breach of Zimbabwe's treaty
obligations as a member of SADC.]
Instead, the Tribunal
heard argument in a different case - an application by over 300
black Zimbabweans complaining that because of the Tribunal's interim
restraining order in the Campbell case they cannot move onto land
allocated to them by the Government. [Reminder: In July the Tribunal
rejected an application by the same applicants to intervene in the
Campbell case in support of the Government’s arguments.]
The Tribunal's decisions
in both the Campbell case and this new application are expected
to be given next week.
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