Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Act
- Commenced on 2 October 1981
- [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 Zimbabwe Red Cross Society Act [Chapter 17:08].
2. InterpretationIn this Act—“Branch” means the branch of the British Red Cross Society which was in existence in Zimbabwe as a voluntary association immediately before the 2nd October, 1981 and which carried on its activities under the name “Zimbabwe Red Cross”;“Executive Council” means the Executive Council of the Society established by section eight;“General Assembly” means the General Assembly of the Society referred to in section nine;“Geneva Conventions” means the Conventions set out in the First, Second, Third and Fourth Schedules to the Geneva Conventions Act [Chapter 11:06];“rules” means rules made by the Executive Council or the General Assembly in terms of section nine;“Society” means the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society established by section three.
3. Establishment of SocietyThere is hereby established a society, to be known as the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, which shall be a body corporate capable of suing and being sued in its corporate name and, subject to this Act, of performing all acts that bodies corporate may by law perform.
4. Objects of SocietyThe objects of the Society shall be—
5. Powers of Society
6. Society to be independent voluntary aid society and sole Red Cross society
7. Use of Red Cross emblem by SocietyThe Society may use, in conformity with the Geneva Conventions—
8. Establishment of Executive Council of Society
9. General Assembly of Society
11. Succession of Society to Branch
History of this document
02 October 1981