December 2016

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill, 2016 (H.B. 15, 2016)

On 9th December 2016 the Permanent Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs revealed in an affidavit produced during High Court proceedings before Mr Justice Hungwe that Vice-President Mnangagwa, in his capacity as Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, had very recently sought Cabinet approval of his proposal to amend section 180 of the Constitution to change the procedure for the appointment of the Chief Justice, the Deputy Chief Justice and the Judge President of the High Court.  The proposed amendment would allow the President to make appointments to these t

Portfolio Committee Report on Bond Notes Bill

3.0 Committee’s Observations and Recommendations

3.1 The Committee noted that the primary objective of the Bill is to give legitimacy to the bond notes and coins in circulation after the expiry of the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures). In order to achieve the objectives set out in the Bill, the Committee recommends the following measures stemming from the observations from the submissions received during the consultations:

Zibani v Judicial Service Commission & Others [Chief Justice Interviews Case]

ROMEO TAOMBERA ZIBANI
versus
JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMMISSION
and
HIS EXCELLENCY, THE PRESIDENT OF THE
REPUBLIC OF ZIMBAB\VE, CDE ROBERT GABRIEL MUGABE N.O.
and
MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AND
PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS, HON VICE PRESIDENT
EMMERSON DAMBUDZO MNANGAGW A N.O.
and
CHIEF JUSTICE GODFREY CHIDYAUSIKU JA
and
DEPUTY CHIEF JUSTICE LUKE MALABA JA
and
HONURABLE JUSTICE RITA MAKARAU JA
and
HONOURABLE JUSTICE PADDINGTON GARWE JA
and

2017 National Budget Speech 8 December 2016

The 2OI7
National Budget Speech
* Pushing Production Frontiers Across All Sectors of the Economy"
Presented to the Parliament of Zimbabwe
on Thursday, 8 December 2016
by
Hon P.A. Chinamasa, MP
Minister of Finance and Economic Development

... Mr Speaker, Sir my Budget Speech ... is speaking to the 2017 Budget Statement which I am concurrently tabling, in line with a new Budget format I have adopted, whose package comprises:
Budget Statement
Budget Speech
Estimates of Expenditure and
Budget Highlights

SI 2016-149 - Finance (Amendment of Section 29 and Schedule to Chapter IV of Finance Act) Regulations, 2016

IT is here by notified that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has, in terms of section 3 of the Finance Act [Chapter 23:04], made the following regulations:-
1. These regulations may be cited as the Finance (Amendment of Section29 and Schedule to Chapter IV of the Finance Act) Regulations, 2016.

SI 2016-148 - Value Added Tax (Fiscalised Recording of Taxable Transactions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (No. 7)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has, in terms of section 78 of the Value Added Tax Act [Chapter 23:12], made the following regulations-

(1) These regulations may be cited as the Value Added Tax (Fiscalised Recording of Taxable Transactions) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 (No. 7).

Court Watch 2016 - Reminder_Public Interviews for Chief Justice Candidates

COURT WATCH 2016

[2nd December 2016]

12th December Public Interviews for Four Chief Justice Candidates

This bulletin is to remind readers that on Monday 12th December the Judicial Service Commission [JSC] will be conducting public interviews of four candidates seeking appointment as Chief Justice of Zimbabwe in succession to Chief Justice Chidyausiku.  The candidates are—