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Constitution Amendment No. 2 Bill - Amendments Approved in National Assembly Committee Stage : 15th April 2021

On Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th April 2021 members of the National Assembly continued contributing to the resumed Second Reading debate on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, 2020. 

The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs then responded to points made during the debate and wound up the debate, warning MPs that he would be moving amendments to the Bill during the Committee Stage scheduled for the following day.

Veritas Model Bills Implementing s 210 of Constitution

On 23rd September 2020 the Constitutional Court issued a court order giving the Government 45 days within which to produce a Bill for an Act to implement section 210 of the Constitution.  Section 210 states that an Act of Parliament must provide an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of the public about misconduct on the part of members of the security services, and for remedying any harm caused by such misconduct.   The order was given in the case of Chironga and Mahiya v Minister of

Constitution Watch 10/2020 - Con Court Orders Implementation of section 210 of Constitution

CONSTITUTION WATCH 10/2020

[24th September 2020]

Court Case to Compel Implementation of Section 210 of Constitution

Success At Last

Section 210 of the Constitution states:

“An Act of Parliament must provide an effective and independent mechanism for receiving and investigating complaints from members of the public about misconduct on the part of members of the security services, and for remedying any harm caused by such misconduct.”

CCZ-14 Chironga & Another v Minister of Justice, Legal & Parliamentary Affairs & Others CCZ 14/20

HLATSHWAYO JCC: One of the crucial elements of the new constitutional dispension ushered in by the 2013 Constitution is to make a decisive break from turning a blind eye to constitutional obligations. To achieve this goal, the drafters of the Zimbabwean Constitution Amendment (No.20) Act, 2013 (“the Constitution”) adopted the rule of law and supremacy of the Constitution as some of the core founding values and principles of our constitutional democracy.

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