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Parliamentary Monitor: Issue 08
Monitoring Trust (Zimbabwe)
March 09, 2013
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1.There is devolution
of power and responsibilities to lower tiers of government and especially
to the provincial tier of government.
2. The President
has a limited term of office of a maximum of two five year terms.
Other key officers of the state including to commanders of security
services, permanent secretaries, the clerk of parliament also have
limited terms of office.
3. Dual or multiple
citizenship is guaranteed in respect of all Zimbabwean citizens
by birth. Multiple or dual citizenship is allowed in respect of
Zimbabwean citizens by descent and registration although this may
be prohibited by an act of parliament when parliament deems this
4. The people
formerly commonly referred to as aliens, who were born in Zimbabwe
but of parents from the SADC region are now Zimbabweans by birth
and as such they are entitled to vote or be voted for.
5. All Zimbabwean
citizens irrespective of circumstance are entitled to vote and are
entitled to free and fair elections without any form of violence
and other electoral malpractices.
6. All Zimbabwean
workers, including civil servants have a right to fair and reasonable
wages, as well as fair and safe labour standards and practices.
7. All Zimbabwean
workers including civil servants have the right to collective bargaining
for the determination of their wages and other conditions of service.
8. There is now an independent National Prosecuting Authority in
charge if all criminal prosecutions meaning that the the Attorney
General being legal advisor to government no longer has prosecuting
9. All security
services are under the constitution and subject to parliamentary
oversight. Members of security services can not be members of political
parties. They are not al-lowed to further or prejudice the interests
of a political party or cause and shall observe fundamental rights
10. There now
a National Peace and Reconciliation Commission which among other
things deals with post conflict justice healing and reconciliation.
11. Every Zimbabwean
is entitled to free basic education.
12. The elderly
are entitled to reasonable care and assistance, health care and
medical assistance, and social security and welfare from the state.
13. Every child
is entitled among other things to the provision of a birth certificate,
education, health care services, nutrition and shelter. They may
not be recruited into any militia.
14. The veterans
of the liberation struggle include those who fought in the war of
liberation and those who assisted the fighters, detainees and restrictees.
As such they are entitled to recognition and suitable welfare such
as pension and access to basic health care.
15. The people
living with disabilities are now entitled to the means to make them
more self-reliant and to state-funded education and treatment when
they need it.
16. There is
now established a Constitutional Court which among other things
deals with the protection of the people against human rights abuses.
17. Every Zimbabwean
person has freedom from torture, cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment
18. Every person
has the right to personal security and has freedom from all forms
of violence. Further every person has the right to privacy and against
any entry or search of their homes property or premises.
19. All elections
are going to be held in the last month of the Presidential term
meaning that the election period has been made certain.
20. The Anti
Corruption commission can direct the Commissioner General of police
to investigate and act on alleged corruption and when so ordered
the Commissioner General of police shall obey the directive.
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