Emergency Powers Act
- Commenced on 2 December 1960
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2016 and includes any amendments published up to 31 December 2017.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Emergency Powers Act [Chapter 11:04].
2. InterpretationIn this Act—“essential service” includes—(a)any hospital service;(b)any transport service;(c)any service relating to the generation, supply or distribution of electricity;(d)any service relating to the supply and distribution of water;(e)any sewerage or sanitary service;(f)any service relating to the production, supply, delivery or distribution of food, fuel or coal;(g)any fire brigade;(h)coal mining;(i)communications;and any other service declared by the President, by statutory instrument, to be an essential service for the purposes of this Act;“Minister” means the Minister of Home Affairs or any other Minister to whom the President may, from time to time, assign the administration of this Act.
3. President may make emergency regulations
4. Effect of other laws
5. Revival of lawsWhere any law has been amended, suspended or modified by a regulation made in terms of subsection (1) of section three, then, notwithstanding section 17 of the Interpretation Act [Chapter 1:01], such law shall, with effect from the expiry or repeal of such regulation, have effect as if such amendment, suspension or modification had never been made.
6. President may make regulations for preventive detention
7. Continuation of regulations in certain circumstances
History of this document
31 December 2016 this version
02 December 1960