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Persons Act (Chapter 17:11) (Act 1/2012)
17th September 2012
Commencement: Not in force as at 1st October 2012 [date of commencement
still to be fixed by statutory instrument in terms of section 1(2)]
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To provide for the well-being of older persons; to provide for the
appointment of a Director for Older Persons affairs, the establishment
of an Older Persons Board; to create an Older Persons Fund; and
to provide for matters connected therewith, or incidental thereto.
ENACTED by the President and Parliament of Zimbabwe.
1 Short title and date of commencement
This Act may be cited as the Older Persons Act [Chapter 17:11].
(2) This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by
the President by statutory instrument.
In this Act
“adjustment order” means an adjustment order served
in terms of section 11;
“Board” means Older Persons Board established in terms
of section 4;
“destitute or indigent”, in relation to an older or
other person, has the meaning given to that term by the Social Welfare
Assistance Act [Chapter 17:05];
“Director” means the Director of Older Persons Affairs
referred in section 3;
“home” means any premises specifically provided for
the residence of older persons;
“Minister” means the Minister of Labour and Social Services
or any other Minister to whom the President may assign the administration
of this Act;
“older person” means a citizen of Zimbabwe aged sixty-five
years or above, who is ordinarily resident therein;
“ordinarily resident” means, in relation to an older
person, an older person who resides in Zimbabwe for not less than
one hundred and eighty-one days in any calendar year.
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