Gazetted on 23rd December 2021
This Bill proposes to make four amendments to the Criminal Law Code not only:
1. to create a new crime of Wilfully injuring the sovereignty and national interest of Zimbabwe [hence the nickname "Patriots Bill" or "Patriot Bill"]
but also to:
2. to introduce mandatory minimum prison sentences for rape
3. to modify the definition of "dangerous drug" by excluding "industrial hemp" [in Chapter VII dealing with Crimes Involving Dangerous Drugs]
4. to restate with new wording the elements of the crime of Criminal abuse of duty as a public officer.