June 2013

Court Watch 08-2013

COURT WATCH 8/2013

[25th June 2013]

Constitutional Court Sittings 9 am 26th June Onwards

Reminder:  The Constitutional Court started work promptly under the provisions of the new Constitution which was published on 22nd May [see end of bulletin for details of these provisions and the new court’s judges].  Since then it has heard two cases:  

Bill Watch 26-2013

BILL WATCH 26/2013

[25th June 2013]

Countdown to Dissolution of Parliament

Both Houses met this afternoon [Tuesday].  This leaves only two scheduled sitting days before the automatic dissolution of Parliament at midnight on 28th June.

SI 2013-88 - Electoral (Nomination of Candidates) Regulations, 2013

Electoral (Nomination of Candidates) Regulations, 2013
IT is hereby notified that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, in terms of section 192 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:1 3], has, with the approval of the Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs, made the following regulations:-
1. These regulations may be cited as the Electoral (Nomination of Candidates) Regulations, 2013.

SI 2013-87 - Electoral (Amendment) regulations, 2013 (No. 8)

Electoral (Amendment) Regulations, 2013 (No. 8)
IT is hereby notified that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission,
in terms of section 192 of the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13], has, with the approval of the Minister, made the following regulations:-!. These regulations may be cited as the Electoral (Amendment)
Regulations, 2013 (No. 8).
2. Section 8 of the Electoral Regulations, 2005, published in Statutory Instrument 21 of 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the "prin-cipal regulations") is amended by the deletion of "section 55 ( 1 )"and
the substitution of "section 63(2)".
3. Sections 10 and lOA of the principal regulations are repealed and the following sections are substitute

SI 2013-85 - Presidential Powers Electoral Act Amendment Regulations

Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Amendment of Electoral Act) Regulations, 2013
WHEREAS, if a situation affecting, for instance, the general public interest of Zimbabwe, cannot be dealt with adequately in terms of any other law and, because of its urgency, it is inexpedient to
await the passage through Parliament of an Act to deal with it, the President is empowered in terms of section 2 of the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act [Chapter I 0. 20] to
make such regulations as be considers will deal with that situation;

AND WHEREAS such a situation has arisen in connection with the decision and order of the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe made pursuant to the case of Mawarire v. Robert Gabriel Mugabe and others (Judgment No. CCZ 1/ 13), delivered on the 31st May, 2013, the effect or which was to order the President to issue the necessary proclamation for Presidential, Parliamentary and local authority elections to take place no later than the 31st July, 2013;

Bill Watch 25-2013

BILL WATCH 25/2013

[19th June 2013]

Countdown to Dissolution of Parliament

There are only four scheduled sitting days left before the automatic dissolution of Parliament at midnight on 28th June.  Extra sitting days and late night sittings can be called as long as they are before midnight on 28th June.

SI 2013-66 - Indigenisation Amendment No. 5 Regulations - 17 May 2013

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment, after consultation with the Board has, in terms of section 21 of the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act [Chapter 14:33], made the following regulations:- These regulations may be cited as the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment (General) (Amendment) Regulations, 2013 (No. 5).

Bill Watch 24-2013

BILL WATCH 24/2013

[15th June 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament will sit on Tuesday 18th June

Countdown to Dissolution of Parliament

There are now only six regular sittings days left before the automatic dissolution of Parliament at midnight on 28th June

Coming up in Parliament Next Week

Bill Watch 23-2013

BILL WATCH 23/2013

[14th June 2013]

Three Statutory Instruments were gazetted in Government Gazette Extraordinary No. 46 dated 13th June:

  • SI 87 – Electoral (Amendment) Regulations, 2013 (No. 8)
  • SI 88 – Electoral (Nomination of Candidates) Regulations, 2013
  • SI 89 – Electoral (Accreditation of Observers) Regulations, 2013.

This raises several questions

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