Bill Watch

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

BILL WATCH 22/2013

[13th June 2013]

Election Date Proclamation

This afternoon [13th June 2013] the President published a proclamation announcing dates for the forthcoming general election.  This followed this morning’s gazetting of Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Regulations to amend the Electoral Act [see Bill Watch 20/2013].

The dates fixed by the proclamation are as follows:

BILL WATCH 21/2013

[13th June 2013]

Statement by Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

Thursday, 13th June 2013

Today, early in the morning, I received a letter from President Mugabe dated 13 June 2013, in which he advised that in purported compliance with the Constitutional Court judgment, he was proclaiming the 28th of June 2013 as the sitting of the nomination court and the 31ST July as the Election Day.

BILL WATCH 20/2013

[13th June 2013]

Presidential Powers Regulations Used to Amend Electoral Act

BILL WATCH 19/2013

[11th June 2013]

Are Elections by End of July Possible?

Constitutional Court Judgment of 31st May

In a majority judgment handed down by Chief Justice Chidyausiku on 31st May the Constitutional Court ordered and directed the President: 

BILL WATCH 17/2013

[30th May 2013]

House of Assembly and Senate adjourned until Tuesday 4th June

Supreme Court Nullifies Private Member’s Urban Councils Amendment Bill

BILL WATCH 16/2013

[20th May 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament Sitting Tuesday 21st May

New Constitution Bill Through Parliament on 15th May

BILL WATCH 15/2013

[16th May 2013]

SADC Endorsed Election Roadmap a Precondition of Elections - Part II

Reminder

The Roadmap is made up of a brief Introduction and a table divided into eight parts to cover eight issues, A - H.  The first three issues – A. Sanctions; B. Constitution; C Media Reform  – were covered in Part I [Bill Watch 14/2013 of 15th May 2013].

BILL WATCH 14/2013

[15th May 2013]

SADC Endorsed Election Roadmap a Precondition of Elections – Part I

BILL WATCH 13/2013

[14th May 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Sitting this Week

On 9th May the House of Assembly Passed the New Constitution Bill

BILL WATCH 12/2013

[23rd April 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament are Adjourned until Tuesday 7th May

Although the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Bill will be ready for debate on Tuesday 30th April [having been gazetted, as is the constitutional requirement, at least 30 days before this] there has been no indication that Parliament will be recalled early.

BILL WATCH 11/2013

[27th March 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament are Adjourned until Tuesday 7th May

Government Gazette Extraordinary 26th March

The Referendum Results were gazetted yesterday in General Notice 201A/2013 signed by the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs:

General Notice 201A of 2013.

REFERENDUMS ACT [CHAPTER 2:10]

BILL WATCH 10/2013

[25th March 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament Adjourned until Tuesday 7th May

Next Step towards New Constitution – Enactment by Parliament

Now that ZEC has announced a YES vote in the Referendum, the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs, Hon Eric Matinenga, now has the responsibility to ensure that:

BILL WATCH 9/2013

[9th March 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament have adjourned until Tuesday 7th May

Update on Parliamentary Business

Filling of Vacancies in ZEC and ZHRC Chairs

Parliament’s Role

BILL WATCH 8/2013

[25th February 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament will sit again on Tuesday 26th February

Zimbabwe Youth Council (General) Regulations [SI 4/2013]: Update

BILL WATCH 18/2013

[31st May 2013]

Constitutional Court Orders Elections by End of July

 

Election Date Case

 

Judgment was handed down this afternoon, 31st May by Chief Justice Chidyausiku on behalf of the new Constitutional Court in

BILL WATCH 6/2013

[11th February 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Sit on Tuesday 12th February

Correction to Bill Watch 5/2013

BILL WATCH 5/2013

[4th February 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Resume Sitting on Tuesday 5th February

New Regulations to Control Youth Associations

Zimbabwe Youth Council (General) Regulations, 2013

BILL WATCH 4/2013

[4th February 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Resume Sitting on Tuesday 5th February

Draft Constitution to be Tabled in Parliament 5th February

When will the Parliamentary debate start?

BILL WATCH 3/2013

[22nd January 2013]

Both Houses of Parliament have Adjourned until Tuesday 5th February

Land Reform Exercise to Avoid BIPPA Farms – “For Now”

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