This is the version of this Act as it was from 31 December 2016 to 10 March 2022. Read the version currently in force.
Interception of Communications Act
- Commenced on 3 August 2007
- [This is the version of this document as it was at 31 December 2016 to 10 March 2022.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Interception of Communications Act [Chapter 11:20].
Part II – Control of interception and establishment of monitoring centre
3. Control of interception
4. Establishment of monitoring centre
Part III – Application for lawful interception of communications
5. Authorised persons to apply for warrant of interception
6. Issue of warrant
7. Scope of warrant and renewal thereof
8. Evidence obtained by unlawful interception not admissible in criminal proceedingsEvidence which has been obtained by means of any interception committed in contravention of this Act shall not be admissible in any criminal proceedings except with the leave of the court, and in granting or refusing such leave the court shall have regard, among other things, to the circumstances in which it was obtained, the potential effect of its admission or exclusion on issues of national security and the unfairness to the accused that may be occasioned by its admission or exclusion.
9. Assistance by service providers
10. Duties of telecommunication service provider in relation to customer
11. Notice of disclosure of protected information
12. Interception capability of telecommunication service
13. Compensation payable to service provider or protected information key holder
Part IV – Postal articles
14. Application for detention order
15. Examination of and accountability for detained postal articles
Part V – General
16. Restriction on disclosure
17. Disposal of intercept productSubject to sections 11(7)(b) and 15(2), an authorised person shall destroy as soon as possible after it is used for the purposes of this Act any intercepted communication.
19. Review of exercise of Minister’s powers under this Act
20. RegulationsThe Minister may make regulations providing for all matters which by this Act are required or permitted to be prescribed or which, in his or her opinion, are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.
History of this document
11 March 2022
03 August 2007