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  • Constitution of Zimbabwe
    February 13, 2009

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    [As amended to No.19 of 13 February 2009]

    The Constitution of Zimbabwe was published as a Schedule to the Zimbabwe Constitution Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1600 of the United Kingdom). As at the 13th February, 2009, it has been amended by the following Acts:

    Number and year

    Short title

    Date of
    commencement

    27 of 1981

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Act, 1981 (No. 2)

    10.6.81

    25 of 1981

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Act, 1981

    31.7.81

    1 of 1983

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 3) Act, 1983

     
     

     

    (Sections 14 and 15)

    22.4.83

     

     

    (Remainder of Act)

    1.9.83

    4 of 1984

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 4) Act, 1984

    27 4.84

    4 of 1985

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 5) Act, 1985

    5.4.85

    15 of 1987

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 6) Act, 1987

    21.9.87

    23 of 1987

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 7) Act, 1987

     
     

     

    (Sections 1 and 21)

    20.11.87

     

     

    (Remainder of Act)

    31.12.87

    4 of 1989

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 8) Act, 1989

    31.3.89

    31 of 1989

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 9) Act, 1989

     
     

     

    (Section 22 (b), (d) and (e))

    11.5.90

     

     

    (Remainder of Act)

    27.3.90

    15 of 1990

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 10) Act, 1990

    3.8.90

    30 of 1990

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 11) Act, 1990

    17.4.91

    4 of 1993

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 12) Act, 1993

     
     

     

    (Sections 1 to 5 and 12)

    1.11.93

        (Section 9, re Defence Forces) 1.7.94
        (Section 9, re Prison Service) 18.8.95
        (Section 11, re Prison Service) 18.8.95
        (Section 9, re Police Force) 1.10.95
        (Sections 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, re Public Service) 10.3.96

    9 of 1993

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 13) Act, 1993

    5.11.93

    14 of 1996

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 14) Act, 1996

    6.12.96

    10 of 1998

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 15) Act, 1998

    30.6.1998

    5 of 2000

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 16) Act, 2000

    19.4.2000

    5 of 2005

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 17) Act, 2005:-

     
     

    Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 18, 19(a) (new definition of "voter" only), 20, 22 and 24, First Schedule (Part I only) and Second Schedule

    14.9.2005

     

    Remainder

    01.12.2005

    11 of 2007

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 18) Act, 2007

    30.10.2007

    1 of 2009

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19) Act, 2009

    13.02.2009


     

    Chapter I

    The Republic and the Constitution

    1. The Republic.
    2. Public seal.
    3. Supreme law.

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