Marriages Bill finally gazetted

Clause 40 provides for relationships which, to make a clear distinction between them and proper marriages, have been termed “civil partnerships”. Civil partnerships are the equivalent of what would be referred to under the general law as “common law marriages”. Civil partnerships are not recognised as marriages as defined under this Bill but for the …

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Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory: GALZ

By Daniel Chigundu GALZ, an association that represents the interests of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Zimbabwe says the current proposed Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory to people of different sexual orientation. Zimbabwe is in the process of crafting a consolidated marriage law which will harmonise the current Customary Marriages Act …

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Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory: GALZ

By Daniel Chigundu GALZ, an association that represents the interests of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people in Zimbabwe says the current proposed Draft Marriage Bill is discriminatory to people of different sexual orientation. Zimbabwe is in the process of crafting a consolidated marriage law which will harmonise the current Customary Marriages Act …

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Download | Draft Marriages Bill [Replaces Marriages Act]

  This Marriages Bill, 2017, repeals and replaces the current Customary Marriages Act [Chapter 5:07] and the Marriage Act [Chapter 5:11]. There will be one Act of Parliament governing marriages in Zimbabwe and the new Act will also update the law in line with the Constitution. The following are the main Constitutional precepts which the …

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Freedom of Information Bill Fails to Lay the Mark for Reform: Expectations vs. Reality

By Wisdom Mumera The make-up of the Freedom of Information Bill, repealing the Access to Information Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA) whilst more positive, as compared with the Maintenance of Peace and Order (MOPO), fails to break any new ground entrenching the suspicion that real reforms won’t happen under Zanu PF. Since the advent of …

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Download | Access To Information Bill [AIPPA REPEAL]

  This Freedom of Information Bill, 2019 will repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act [Chapter 10:27]. The Bill will give effect to section 62 of the Constitution which enshrines in the Declaration of Rights the right of access to information. In brief, the Bill sets out— • the procedure for access …

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PRESS STATEMENT: MAZ Minimum Demands On Media Law reforms

MEDIA ALLIANCE OF ZIMBABWE (MAZ) PRESS STATEMENT ON THE MAZ MINIMUM DEMANDS ON THE MEDIA LAWS REFORM PROCESS As the media laws reform process gathers momentum, the Media Alliance of Zimbabwe (MAZ) reaffirms media stakeholders’ minimum demands on the necessary interventions that ought to be undertaken to fully democratise the country’s media and information sector. …

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Chitungwizwa Rejects MOPO Bill

Chitungwiza residents on Friday rejected the proposed Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill (MOPO) saying the bill was draconian and unconstitutional. Making submissions before the committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Thematic Committee on Security Services and Peace and Security, Charles Defa who hails from Chitungwiza said, ” the  introduction of the Bill has nothing to do …

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Army must stay away from demonstrations

By Daniel Chigundu  Political activist Paddington Japajapa has told Parliament that the military should not be given any role in dealing with civilian demonstrations. The last time the military was called in to help deal with demonstrations in the country was is in August 2018 and in January this year where some civilians ended up …

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