Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 32/2018

[23rd October 2018]

Electronic Money Transfer Tax:  Still Illegal

At the beginning of this month the Minister of Finance and Economic Development announced an increase in the Intermediated Money Transfer Tax [i.e. the tax on electronic money transfers] from five cents per transaction to two cents per dollar transferred.  The increase, he said, would become effective immediately. 


[11th October 2018]

With Her: A Skilled Girl Force

Today, the 11th October, is the International Day of the Girl Child.

The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on October 11 to highlight issues of gender inequality and the challenges facing young girls.

This Year’s Theme

This year’s theme is “With Her A Skilled Girl Force”.


[10th October 2018]

Conditions of Detention for People Sentenced to Death

Today, the 10th October, is the World Day Against the Death Penalty.

The World Day Against the Death Penalty is commemorated annually on this day to highlight the plight of those who have been denied the most essential human right of all, the right to life, by the justice system.

This Year’s Theme

BILL WATCH 31/2018

[9th October 2018]

Both Houses of Parliament will Sit This Week

Coming up in Parliament This Week

No Bills

The Order Papers for this week mention no Bills.  Progress on Bills awaiting introduction will be the subject of a separate bulletin to be issued shortly.


BILL WATCH 30/2018

[8th October 2018]

Appropriation of Mining Claims, Taxes, Property Rights, and the Rule of Law


BILL WATCH 29/2018

[4th October 2018]

New Intermediated Money Transfer Tax

No Statutory Instrument Gazetted


What Minister Ncube said on 1st October

BILL WATCH 28/2018

[29th September 2018]

In Parliament Thursday 27th September

+ September Statutory Instruments

Both Houses have adjourned until Tuesday next, 2nd October

Mutoko North By-Election

BILL WATCH 27/2018

[27th September 2018]

In Parliament This Week

On Tuesday 25th September both Houses of Parliament began ordinary business for the first time.  This followed:-

BILL WATCH 26/2018

[24th September 2018]

The Government’s Legislative Agenda for 2018-2019

BILL WATCH 25/2018

19th September 2018

President Delivers State of the Nation Address
and Sets Out Legislative Agenda for 2018-2019

There was a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament yesterday to mark the official opening of the First Session of the new Parliament. 

BILL WATCH 24/2018

18th September 2018

Update on Bills and Acts of the Last Parliamentary Session

The last session of the previous Parliament ran from 12th September 2017 to 29th July 2018. Its last business sitting, however, was on 7th June, when both Houses adjourned indefinitely.

Acts of Parliament Enacted

BILL WATCH 22/2018

14th September 2018

Parliament’s Apology to the Chief Justice

and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson

BILL WATCH 22/2018

14th September 2018

President Mnangagwa’s Ministerial Appointments

BILL WATCH 21/2018

13th September 2018

Official Opening of Parliament and President’s State of the Nation Address

Tuesday 18th September

BILL WATCH 20/2018

12th September 2018

Election of Speaker, President of the Senate and Deputies

BILL WATCH 19/2018

10th September 2018

Inauguration of New Local Authority Councils

Following our two previous bulletins about the post-election inauguration of the President and Parliament, this bulletin discusses the inauguration of the new local authority councils and outlines the relevant constitutional and statutory provisions. 


BILL WATCH 18/2018

4th September 2018

Swearing-in of MPs – Wednesday 5th September

First Sitting of New Parliament – Tuesday 11th September

Swearing-in of Members of Parliament

BILL WATCH 17/2018

3rd September 2018

President’s Assumption of Office and Appointment of Cabinet

BILL WATCH 16/2018

21st August 2018

Zimbabwe Land Commission Advertisement for Consultants for

(1) the Audit of Agricultural Land and (2) the Review of the

Agricultural Land Leasehold Land Tenure System


BILL WATCH 14/2018

4th June 2018

Both Houses of Parliament will Sit Again This Week

Parliament Coming to a Close