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Approval of the Government Enterprise Architecture Framework Approach.

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5388

    

Dec. 7, 2021

Cabinet considered and approved the Government Enterprise Architecture Framework Approach to the Modernisation and Improvement of the Government of Zimbabwe’s ICT Ecosystem. The nation is informed that this Framework will digitalise Government operations in a more comprehensive and integrated manner, and it will ensure that internal ICT sub-systems located within various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are interoperable and coordinated. The Government Enterprise Architecture provides the critical link of all Government subsystems to the National Data Centre (NDC), which was launched by His Excellency the President last year.

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Decentralization of Passport Services to Beitbridge District , has reached 65%

http://22ND POST-CABINET PRESS BRIEFING (2022) 1.pdf (veritaszim.net)

    

July 26, 2022

Decentralization of Passport Services to Beitbridge District , has reached 65%

The targeted Modernization of Radio Zimbabwe Transmission Studio in Progress

http://22ND POST-CABINET PRESS BRIEFING (2022) 1.pdf (veritaszim.net)

    

July 26, 2022

The targeted Modernization of Radio Zimbabwe Transmission Studio Installation project is 60% complete, with civil works for the studio having been completed. Using its own funds, ZBC made a payment of US$60 000 to a Radio Computing Services Company for the supply of the Radio Automation System

Highway Code into Shona and Ndebele

Veritas

    

July 19, 2022

Government has translated and printed the Highway Code into Shona and Ndebele. Electronic learners license tests will be available in Shona and Ndebele within the next few months.

48 farmers who were displaced by the construction of Muchekeranwa dam have been allocated 90 hectares of land by Government

https://www.herald.co.zw/dam-gives-displaced-families-new-lease-of-life/

    

July 9, 2022

48 farmers who were displaced by the construction of Muchekeranwa dam have been allocated 90 hectares of land by Government 
 

Senate passes bill to tighten penalties for copper cable theft.

https://www.herald.co.zw/bill-tightens-copper-cable-theft-penalties/

    

July 14, 2022

Senate passes bill to tighten penalties for copper cable theft. Now awaits Presidential assent

Cabinet considered and adopted Zimbabwe’s accession to nuclear energy protocol, conventions and agreement

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5716

    

June 14, 2022

Cabinet considered and adopted Zimbabwe’s accession to the following nuclear energy protocol, conventions and agreement
•    Joint Protocol relating to the Application of the Vienna Convention and the Paris Convention;
•    International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism;
•    Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of International Atomic Energy Agency; and
•    Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage

Murewa District Registry and E- passport Bio- Enrolment Centre opened

https://tategurutv.com/murehwa-registry-e-passport-enrolment-centre-launched/

    

June 9, 2022

Murewa District Registry and E- passport Bio- Enrolment Centre opened

Cabinet considered and approved the Principles for the Disaster Risk and Management Bill

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5703

    

June 7, 2022

Cabinet considered and approved the Principles for the Disaster Risk and Management Bill. The Bill will amend the Civil Protection Act in order to ensure adequate preparedness and predictability in responses to and the general management of disasters, which are on the increase in terms of both categories and intensity.

Government carrying out development initiatives in Binga

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5703

    

June 7, 2022

Government carrying out the following initiatives in Binga:
'- Binga has been granted access rights to Gwayi-Shangani lake water, with two places having been identified for irrigation
- Land has been secured for a Vocational Training Centre
- TEL-ONE is on the ground connecting Binga to promote e-learning, with preference being given to those schools with existing infrastructure, that is, power and computers
- Tendering processes for mortuary cold rooms and expecting mothers’ shelters are under way

Mobile registration now available in Binga

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5703

    

June 7, 2022

6 teams from the Registrar General’s Office deployed to Binga district for mobile registration. 

Elitsheni Government Complex in Lupane, capital of Matabeleland North province completed

https://allafrica.com/stories/202206010236.html

    

June 1, 2022

Elitsheni Government Complex in Lupane, capital of Matabeleland North province completed

The Guardianship of Minors Amendment Act signed into law

http://" https://www.herald.co.zw/both-parents-now-have-equal-rights-on-children/"

    

May 26, 2022

"The Guardianship of Minors Amendment Act, which gives 
both parents equal rights when it comes to making decisions that affect the future and welfare of a child, was signed into law by President Mnangagwa"
 

Constitutional court raises the age of consent to sex to 18

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/zimbabwes-court-raises-age-of-consent-for-sex-to-18-years/2022/05/26/d0f9607a-dd1

    

May 26, 2022

"Constitutional court raises the age of consent to sex to 18
years of age. Following the court’s decision, the minister of justice and parliament has 12 months to “enact a law that protects all children from sexual exploitation in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution” "

Cabinet approved -Principles of the Trafficking in Persons (Amendment) Bill.

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5615

    

April 26, 2022

Cabinet approved -Principles of the Trafficking in Persons (Amendment) Bill. The Bill seeks to achieve the following:o    amend the definition of Trafficking in Persons 
o    highlight scenarios where victims of trafficking in persons may not be made liable to certain criminal offenses
o    elaborate on the assistance to be rendered to the victims of trafficking in persons
o    to specify on the repatriation of victims of trafficking to and from Zimbabwe

Cabinet approved the hosting of the National Languages Conference from 7 to 9 June 2022 at the Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls

http://" https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5612"

    

April 20, 2022

Cabinet approved the hosting of the National Languages Conference from 7 to 9 June 2022 at the Elephant Hills, Victoria Falls. The theme of the Conference is: "Harnessing and promoting our national languages for inclusive citizenship and shared development towards Vision 2030". The Languages conference seeks to define in detail the role and place of all officially recognised and not yet recognised indigenous languages in national development as well as the promotion, preservation & conservation of cultural heritage

Cabinet considered and approved the Zimbabwe Public Sexual Harassment Policy

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April 20, 2022

   Cabinet considered and approved the Zimbabwe Public Sexual Harassment Policy as part of government’s commitment to creating a conducive Public Service workplace environment free from sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. Some of the principles underpinning the policy include the need:o    to combat sexual harassment in the Public Service
o    to provide a safe working environment that is free from sexual harassment
o    to support diversity and inclusive work practises
o    to promote respect amongst all people in the workplace
o    to encourage fair and equitable treatment of all people in the workplace
o    to put in place mechanisms for redress in cases of sexual harassment in the Public Service

Cabinet considered and adopted the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) for 2022

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April 15, 2022

Cabinet considered and adopted the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework of the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) for 2022. In addition to ensure synchronisation of reporting with the Mid-Term Fiscal Review and Mid-Term Monetary Policy Statement, Review Reports to Cabinet will be made bi-annually and published in the interest of transparency and accountability.

Government has waived fees for births and death certificates,

https://www.thezimbabwean.co/2022/04/govt-waives-fees-for-birth-death-certificates-national-identity-cards/

    

April 15, 2022

Government has waived fees for births and death certificates,
 national Identity Documents (IDs) and livestock brands certificates as part of measures to facilitate access to these documents during the ongoing National Mobile Registration Exercise 

Mobile registration exercise drive in motion

http://"https://www.chronicle.co.zw/mobile-registration-exercise-begins/ "

    

April 1, 2022

Mobile registration exercise drive. The exercise started on 1 April 2022 and will run till 30 September 2022. Aim is to issue 2 million registration documents (birth and death certificates; IDs)

President Emmerson Mnangagwa swears in a 3 member tribunal set to investigate misconduct allegations against Justice Edith Mushore.

http://" https://twitter.com/InfoMinZW/status/1512345820527579140 - "
 

    

April 8, 2022

President Emmerson Mnangagwa swears in a 3 member tribunal set to investigate misconduct allegations against Justice Edith Mushore. The tribunal is led by retired Judge Justice Maphios Cheda and other members are Mr Charles Warara and Mrs Yvonne Masvora. Recommendations to investigate Justice Mushore came from JSC after she failed to report for duty for nine months. The recommendations were done in terms of Section 187 (1) & (3) of the Constitution, to determine if the judge is still mentally & physically fit to continue working 
 

President hands over a refuse compactor truck to Chaminuka RDC which was bought using Devolution Funds

https://twitter.com/InfoMinZW/status/1509866747930857489

 

    

April 1, 2022

President hands over a refuse compactor truck to Chaminuka RDC  which was bought using Devolution Funds. Councilors also showcased 22 motorbikes they bought and will be using for their day to day businesses. President also commissioned two new classroom blocks at Low Density Village Primary School, in Shamva. The school is being constructed using Devolution Funds. 
 

Government opens e-passport centre in Bulawayo

https://www.zimlive.com/2022/03/23/bulawayo-starts-issuing-new-passport-harare-registry-to-open-on-saturdays/

    

March 23, 2022

Home Affairs minister Kazembe Kazembe ordered the Harare passport office to open on Saturdays as he launched the new passport centre in Bulawayo. Kazembe said opening the Harare registry on Saturday would help clear long queues which are a common feature. He said part of the efforts to decongest the Harare passport office included decentralising the issuance of passports as Bulawayo became the second centre to receive the machines for printing the redesigned passport booklets. 

 

Cabinet Considered and Approved the Prisons and Correctional Services Bill, 2022.

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5545

    

March 22, 2022

Cabinet has considered and approved the Prisons and Correctional Services Bill, 2022. The Prisons and Correctional Services Bill, 2022 seeks to modernize the prisons legislation with a view to ensuring that it meets the international norms and standards regarding prisons administration, including the way prisoners should be treated. This includes focusing on restorative justice through rehabilitation rather than incarceration of offenders. The Prisons and Correctional Services Act will ensure that the prison system caters for the needs of vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, juvenile offenders as well as persons with disabilities and other special categories in society that have special needs

 

Judicial Laws Amendment Bill Approved

https://allafrica.com/stories/202203170491.html

    

March 17, 2022

Cabinet considers and approved the Judicial Laws Amendment Bill.

Acting Prosecutor General Appointed

https://twitter.com/InfoMinZW/status/1501202800180699143

    

March 8, 2022

H.E President ED Munangagwa has in terms of Section 340 of the Constitution, appointed Mr. Nelson Mutsonziwa as Acting Prosecutor-General following the resignation of former Prosecutor General, Mr. Kumbirai Hodzi. The appointment is with immediate effect.

 

Additional Board Members to ZINARA and Airports Company of Zimbabwe Appointed

https://www.herald.co.zw/president-appoints-zinara-board-members/

    

Jan. 1, 2022

To improve openness and accountability in parastatals, the President appoints extra Board Members to ZINARA and the Airports Company of Zimbabwe.

Preparations for the 2022 Census underway.

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5337

    

Nov. 8, 2021

31 000 tablets to be used during the 2022 Census have been delivered. Census mapping has covered about 84.6% of the country and is expected to be complete by 21st January 2022. Provincial and district census structures have been set up and Zimstats is sensitizing structures to be prepared for the census. Training of enumerators of the pilot census is in progress.

Publication of beneficiaries of RBZ Forex Auction

 
https://twitter.com/nickmangwana/status/1436958157658546181
    

Sept. 12, 2021

Publication of beneficiaries of RBZ Forex Auction

Construction of Regional and Magistrates Courts

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5288

    

Sept. 28, 2021

Regional offices and Magistrates Courts were constructed in Mt. Darwin, Chinhoyi, Lupane, Epworth and Chiredzi, while 149 statutes have been aligned to the Constitution, leaving a balance of 34.

Approval of the Labour Amendment Bill

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5288

    

Dec. 28, 2021

Cabinet approved the Labour Amendment Bill. The Bill aligns the Labour Amendment Act to Section 65 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013, and to the ratified International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions. The Bill, also provides for the rights to fair and safe labour practices and standards. The amendments also makes provision for the promotion of the ease of doing business in the labour market through the streamlining of the labour dispute settlement and retrenchment processes. The Bill also takes care of emerging issues in the world of work such as labour broking, violence and harassment at the work place and emerging forms of employment relationships with a view to closing the lacuna in the existing legislation thus entrenching fair labour standards contemplated in section 65 of the Constitution. Provisions are also made to deal with “gender-based violence” and other cases of violence and harassment at the work place.

Approval of the Principles for the Electronic Transactions and Electronic Commerce Bill

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Sept. 21, 2021

Cabinet approved the Principles for the Electronic Transactions and Electronic Commerce Bill. The development of information communication technologies in cyberspace requires that the legal and policy environment be adapted to take into account the relevant changes. There is need for a holistic electronic transaction regulation regime in the face of the opening up of markets and movement of goods and services across borders, and growing incidences of scams and unfair practices, which leave the end-user at risk. The Electronic Transactions and Electronic Commerce Bill will attune the country’s legal framework to technological changes by addressing the current deficiencies in most of the country’s existing laws, which were designed for paper-based transactions. The Bill will promote and advance the business environment in Zimbabwe by establishing a legislative framework that enables fair, accessible, responsible and sustainable online transacting. The Bill will, in whole or in part, consolidate and harmonise existing electronic transactions-related legislation, such as the Consumer Contracts Act [Chapter 8:03].

Approval of the Administrative Justice Amendment Bill, 2021

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5264

    

Sept. 14, 2021

Cabinet approved the Administrative Justice Amendment Bill, 2021. The purpose of the Administrative Justice Amendment Bill is to align the Administrative Justice Act to the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013 and consequently establish a more effective and efficient administrative justice delivery system impacting positively on the principles of good governance.

Nyamhunga's People's Market

https://twitter.com/nickmangwana/status/1435160754282549252

    

Sept. 7, 2021

Update on use of devolution funds - Nyanga Rural District Council used funds to construct a people's market

Approval of the principals to ammend the Rural Electrification Act (Chapter 13:20)

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5248

    

Oct. 7, 2021

Cabinet received and approved the principles to amend the Rural Electrification Act [Chapter 13:20] to align it to best practice. The amendments will seek, among other provisions, to provide for: a) expanding the mandate of the Fund to include diverse sources of energy; b) giving the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) legal recognition as the implementing arm of the Fund; c) rationalising the composition and functions of the Board; and d) allowing REA to implement its projects and reduce on contracting out; Under the amended Act, the number of civil servants who sit on the REA Board will be reduced in conformity with the provisions of good corporate governance, as contained in the Public Entities Corporate Governance Act (Chapter 10:31), and there will be gender parity in the membership of the Board. The amendments will also provide for the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer, and for the renaming of the Rural Electrification Agency to the Rural Energy Agency.

Approval of the Children’s Amendment Bill, 2021

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178

    

July 27, 2021

Cabinet considered and approved the Children’s Amendment Bill, 2021. The Children’s Amendment Bill will be amended to align it with the 2013 Constitution and incorporate provisions of International Conventions and treaties that Zimbabwe has ratified. The Bill widens and criminalises instances of child abuse to include allowing a child to reside in or to frequent a brothel; causing the seduction, abduction or commercial sexual exploitation of a child; and causing a child to participate in the propagation of child sexual abuse material. The denial of medical treatment or access to medical treatment to a child without reasonable cause will also be criminalised.

Approval of the Child Justice Bill, 2020.

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178

    

July 27, 2021

Cabinet considered and approved the Child Justice Bill, 2020. The Bill will establish a Child Justice System for children in conflict with the law, in accordance with the values and principles underpinning the Constitution and the international obligations of Zimbabwe; seeks to entrench the principles of rehabilitation and restorative justice as an integral part of the child justice system, and to establish procedures for the screening of children to create special rules for a Child Justice Court. The Bill will provide for legal representation for children; and the sentencing options available for children. The age of criminal responsibility of a child is being reviewed upwards from 7 to 12 years. The Bill also provides for the establishment of child justice committees at national, provincial and district levels that will be mandated with monitoring child justice.

Development of the Wetland Management Framework

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178

    

July 27, 2021

The development of the Wetland Management Framework is on course, with the Wetlands Management Guidelines having been validated and adopted by the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry. The draft National Wetlands Map has been produced and validated, while the One Wetlands Policy now awaits approval by Cabinet. Four of the planned 14 waste drop-off sites were under construction at Mbalabala Business Centre in Umzingwane District, Mvurwi Town, and two in Harare Metropolitan Province.

National Development Strategy 1 Communication Strategy

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178

    

July 27, 2021

Cabinet considered and adopted the National Development Strategy 1 Communication Strategy. A sustained national information campaign targeting the entire nation on the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1), the national blueprint which Government is implementing to move the country towards the attainment of Vision 2030. The aim is to raise citizens’ awareness about NDS1, and to raise public participation in the implementation of Government policies, programmes and projects designed to develop the country towards a prosperous and empowered upper-middle income society by year 2030. This will be undertaken through NDS1 and its successor, NDS2. Appropriate messages will be disseminated to targeted audiences using available communication platforms embracing billboards apparel and collateral messaging as well as digital media.

Launch of National Labour Migration and National Disability Policies

https://www.herald.co.zw/president-mnangagwa-to-launchthe-national-labour-migration-national-disability-policies/

    

June 9, 2021

President Launches National Labour Migration and National Disability Policies

First Female Open Prison Launched In Marondera

https://www.newzimbabwe.com/first-female-open-prison-officially-launched-in-marondera/

https://identitiesmedia.com/2021/06/03/zimbabwe-becomes-first-country-in-sadc-to-open-a-female-open-prison/

    

June 3, 2021

The prison was officially opened with 30 female inmates and is estimated that once fully operational, it will accommodate 500 prisoners.

World Freedom index ranking

https://ifex.org/zimbabwe-slides-in-freedom-of-expression-ranking/

    

May 6, 2021

Zimbabwe has been ranked at 130 out of 180 countries in 2021 compared to its ranking at 126 in 2020, new rankings by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF). The report, however, also notes some positive developments. RSF noted that on assumption of office, President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to reinforce the pillars of democracy including the media, which were harassed and gagged for 37 years under Mugabe.RSF noted that access to information has improved and self-censorship has declined, but journalists are still often attacked or arrested.

Launch of translated NDS1 documents

https://www.herald.co.zw/just-in-finance-minister-launches-translated-nds1/amp/

    

March 11, 2021

President launch translated NDS1 handbook. The original English NDS1 translated or produced into Shona, Tonga, Nambya, Venda, Xhosa, Kalanga, Chewa, Shangani, Tswana, Sotho, Ndebele, Chibarwe & Ndau

Approval of the Provincial Metropolitan Councils Bill

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/4888

    

March 30, 2021

Cabinet considered and approved the Provincial Metropolitan Councils Bill, which was presented by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, as Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. Cabinet was informed that the current Provincial Councils and Administration Act [Chapter 29:11] should be amended to align with the Constitution. Chapter 14 of the Constitution provides for matters to do with the creation of Provincial and Metropolitan Councils in line with the principles of devolution"

Approval of the Public Finance Management Amendment Bill

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/4866

    

March 23, 2021

Cabinet considered and approved the Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, 2021 which was presented by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs as Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. Public Finance Management Act, Chapter 22:19 so as to align it to the Constitution. Through the amendments, there shall be provision for provincial and metropolitan councils and local authorities, and for Parliamentary oversight of State revenues and expenditure; seeks to improve management of public funds

Approval of the Police Amendment Bill

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/4848

    

March 16, 2021

Cabinet considered and approved the Police Amendment Bill, which was presented by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, as Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. Seeks to align provisions of the Polic Act with the constitution.

Presentation and adoption by cabinet of the National Security Council Bill

http://www.veritaszim.net/sites/veritas_d/files/POST-CABINET%20PRESS%20BREIFING%2024%20Nov%202020.docx https://www.herald.co.zw/take-precautions-to-prevent-resurgence-in-coronavirus-cases/

    

Nov. 25, 2020

The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs presented the National Security Council Bill, which was adopted by Cabinet. The Bill is in fulfilment of Section 209 of the Constitution, which provides for the Council. The Bill stipulates the membership and functions of the National Security Council as well the general framework for the operations of the Council. Highlights of the provisions include addition of commanders of the security services, the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, and the Ministers responsible for intelligence, security, defence, police, prisons, finance and foreign affairs to the Council’s membership. The Bill also provides for reports on national security to be made by the President to Parliament each year.   

 

Approval by cabinet of the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill, 2020

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/cabinet-approves-zimbabwe-independent-complaints-bill/

    

Nov. 17, 2020

Cabinet considered and approved the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill, 2020 as presented by the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. The Bill seeks to provide for an independent complaints mechanism for members of the public, against members of the security service pursuant to Section 210 of the Constitution. Cabinet noted that the complaints mechanism is to be intermediated by a body which is independent of each of the security services. 

 

Enactment of Freedom of Information Act

Herald

    

July 2, 2020

The new Freedom of Information Bill became law after being gazetted following the approval of the final amended version from Parliament by President Mnangagwa.The new Act, a giant step forward in the reform agenda, repeals the long-criticised Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and brings Zimbabwe’s information-related laws into conformity with the Declaration of Rights in the Constitution.

Approval of the proposed Zimbabwe National Plan of Action for the Universal Periodic Review (2017-2021)

Herald

    

Feb. 13, 2020

Cabinet considered and approved the proposed Zimbabwe National Plan of Action for the Universal Periodic Review (2017-2021) which the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs presented.

Approval of Recruitment of 200 Prosecutors by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)

Herald

    

Jan. 30, 2020

The National Prosecution Authority (NPA) has been given the nod to recruit 200 public prosecutors for special anti-corruption courts across the country.

The development comes as prosecutors seconded to the NPA by the uniformed forces have since returned to their work stations following last year’s Constitutional Court ruling that employment of serving members of security services was unconstitutional.

Commencement of preparations for the delimitation process.

Sunday Mail

    

Dec. 29, 2019

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has begun preparatory consultations to draw boundaries that will be used for the next harmonised elections.

While the delimitation exercise is usually conducted after the national population census — of which the next one is expected in 2022, a year before the elections — Government has already decided to amend the Constitution to delink the two key exercises.

 

Approval of the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2019

Herald

    

Dec. 18, 2019

Cabinet considered and approved the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2019 which the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs presented as chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Legislation. Some of the salient amendments to be effected will include the following

Approval of the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill, 2019

Herald

    

Nov. 13, 2019

Cabinet considered and approved the National Prosecuting Authority Amendment Bill, 2019 which the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs presented.

The proposed amendments are primarily aimed at improving the operations of the National Prosecuting Authority, and revamping its governance structures.

Enactment of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act - Act 9/2019

Herald

    

Nov. 23, 2019

Foreign Affairs Minister, Rtd Lt Gen Sibusiso Moyo has said that the removal of the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), which was deemed draconian, replacing it with the Maintenance of Peace and Order Act (MOPA) was the right thing to do.

Maintenance of Peace and Order Act 9/2019

Roll-out of the National electronic fuel monitoring devices

Sunday Mail

    

Nov. 3, 2019

Government has released US$300 000 for the national roll-out of electronic fuel monitoring devices that will curb malpractices in the petroleum industry.

The new national fuel monitoring and management system, which was developed by Matsimba Technology, will monitor fuel stocks at individual service stations using electronic dipsticks.

Outlining of the reform package timeline

Sunday Mail

    

Nov. 3, 2019

A raft of constitutional and legislative reforms to deepen civil liberties, individual rights, extend the women’s quota system and entrench political and electoral reforms, are expected to be gazetted next month under an omnibus Constitutional Amendment Bill, it has been learnt.

Cabinet approves principles for the ammendment of the Administrative Justice Act

Herald

    

July 31, 2019

Cabinet approved principles for the amendment of the Administrative Justice Act. Key features of the proposed amendments include the following: providing for a definition of ‘administrative conduct’ as stipulated in Section 332 of the Constitution, Amendment of Section 3(1)(a) of the Act to reflect that every person has the right to administrative conduct that is lawful, prompt, efficient, reasonable, proportionate, impartial and both substantively and procedurally fair and inserting in Section 4 of the Act a provision that guarantees recourse to the Constitutional Court on administrative cases that are constitutional in nature or connected thereto,”

The Zimbabwe parliament welcomes the gazzetting of the Freedom of Information Bill.

Herald

    

July 8, 2019

Parliament has welcomed the gazetting of the Freedom of Information Bill as a positive step towards the fulfilment of the country’s aspirations for a vibrant media industry and entrenchment of democracy.

The Minister of Energy and Power Development Fires the whole ZESA Board

Herald

    

June 8, 2019

Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi fired the entire ZESA board for failing to “appreciate the urgency of the situation we are in”. The country is battling acute electricity shortages, and Minister Chasi says the board was not doing much to address the power challenges. In an interview with The Herald Minister Chasi said he will replace the board with people who do not wait for monthly or quarterly meetings to address power challenges confronting the nation. Asked why he had sacked the board, which was only appointed on March 19 this year, Minister Chasi said: “I want people who appreciate the urgency of the situation we are in. I did not see that in them.

Cabinet approved the principles of the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill

Ministry of Finance Report: Government's Progress on Policy Reforms.

    

Feb. 27, 2019

Government continue to align the outstanding laws to the Constitution with Cabinet having approved the principles of the proposed Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill on 19 February 2019, which will repeal the Public Order and Security Act (POSA). 

Cabinet approves repeal of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA)

Herald

    

Feb. 13, 2019

Cabinet resolved to repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) and amend the Police Act as the Second Republic demonstrates determination to embark on reforms through aligning laws to the Constitution. The repeal of AIPPA will give rise to three legal instruments  the Access to Information Bill, the Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill and the Protection of Personal Information/Data Protection Bill.

    

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