Suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism Act
- Commenced on 29 July 2007
- [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]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short title and date of commencement
Part II – Foreign or international terrorist activity and related offences
3. Engaging or participating in foreign or international terrorist activity
4. Training as foreign or international terrorist
5. Recruiting or training foreign or international terroristsAny person who intentionally—
6. Possessing weaponry for purposes of foreign or international terrorist activity
7. Harbouring, concealing or failing to report foreign or international terrorist
Part III – Foreign or international terrorist organisations
8. Identification of foreign or international terrorist organisations
9. Promoting, directing or belonging to designated foreign or international terrorist organisationsAny person who is a promoter of a designated foreign or international terrorist organisation, or is or becomes a leader, office-bearer, officer or member of a designated foreign or international terrorist organisation, shall be guilty of an offence and liable—
10. Soliciting support for designated foreign or international terrorist organisationsAny person who, without being a promoter, leader, office-bearer, officer or member of a designated foreign or international terrorist organisation—
Part III – Assisting foreign or international terrorists and terrorist organisations[Please note: numbering as in original.]
11. Supplying weaponry to foreign or international terrorists or terrorist organisationsAny person who supplies weaponry to a foreign or international terrorist or foreign or international terrorist organisation, knowing that the weaponry will be used for the purpose of foreign or international terrorist activity, or realising that there is a real risk or possibility that the weaponry will be so used, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to imprisonment for life or any shorter period.
12. Collection or supplying of information for purposes of foreign or international terrorist activityAny person who—
13. Materially assisting foreign or international terrorists or terrorist organisationsAny person who, whether or not he or she is a promoter, leader, office-bearer, officer or member of a foreign or international terrorist organisation—
Part V – General
14. Extra-territorial operation of sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13For the avoidance of doubt it is declared that sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 shall have extra-territorial operation.
15. Application of certain provisions of Part V of Cap. 9:23 and Part VI of Cap. 11:17Sections 34 (“Prosecutor-General to authorise prosecutions under Chapter III”), of the Criminal Law Code and sections 39 (“Powers of search, seizure and forfeiture generally”) and 40 (“Special jurisdiction of magistrates”) of the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] (No. 1 of 2002) shall apply with such necessary changes that may be necessary, to proceedings instituted in terms of this Act, powers of search, seizure and forfeiture and the special jurisdiction of magistrates over any offence committed under this Act.
16. Application of Cap. 9:24 and Cap. 24:24 to property referred to in section 13Where any property that may be the subject-matter of an offence under section 13—
18. Repeal of Cap. 11:17The Foreign Subversive Organisations Act [Chapter 11:05] is repealed.
History of this document
29 July 2007