University of Zimbabwe Law Journal Volume 2, Number 1, 2019 ISNN 2617-2046

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UZ Law Journal ISSN 2617-20146
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UZSLRJ III
Publication Date: 
31 October 2019

University of Zimbabwe Law Journal

©Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe 2019

 

Published by University of Zimbabwe Publications P.O. Box MP203

Mount Pleasant

Harare, Zimbabwe

 

EDITORIAL

The University of Zimbabwe Law Journal is the successor to the Zimbabwe Law Review and is published by the Faculty of Law at the University of Zimbabwe. It carries peer-reviewed articles, book reviews and case notes on any significant legal matters on Zimbabwean and International Law. In the process, the University of Zimbabwe Law Journal intends to contribute towards an indigenous Zimbabwean jurisprudence.

The journal is published twice a year (April and October). Contributions for consideration in the April issue should be sent by 15 February and those to be considered for publication in October should be sent by 15 August each year.

Articles, book reviews and case notes to be considered for publication should conform to the style guide and must be sent to  either the Editor in Chief, Dr Innocent Maja, imaja@law.uz.ac.zw or Professor Geoffrey Feltoe, gfeltoe@gmail.com

The current edition (Volume 2, No. 1, 2019) has 10 articles, 2 book reviews, an editorial on legal information and 5 case notes. It has been published through the generous funding of the University of Zimbabwe through the University of Zimbabwe Publications.

 

 

 

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

Dr Innocent Maja (Editor-in-Chief)

Dr Tarisai Mutangi (Assistant Editor-in-Chief)
Dr Rosalie Katsande

Dr Elizabeth Rutsate

Mr Munyaradzi Gwisai
Mr Brian Crozier

Mr Nyasha Chishakwe
Mr Rodgers Matsikidze
Mr Blessing Mushohwe

 

ADVISORY BOARD
Professor Geoff Feltoe

Professor Lovemore Madhuku
Professor Julie Stewart

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GUIDE FOR CONTRIBUTORS

 

Each contribution should be emailed to imaja@law.uz.ac.zw or gfeltoe@gmail.com

The editors will only accept contributions that comply with the following:

•     The submission should be original.

•     The submission should not have been published elsewhere. However, the Editors

may consider republication of an article that has been published elsewhere if
the authorisation of the other publisher is provided. If the article has been or
will be submitted for publication elsewhere, this must be clearly stated.

•     Each submission should be written in UK English.

•     Each article submitted should be accompanied by a brief profile of the author

(qualifications and professional or academic status), a brief abstract (250-300
words maximum) and at least four key words.

•     The University of Zimbabwe Law Journal utilises plagiarism detection software.
The contributor should ensure that submissions do not infringe other persons’
intellectual property rights.

•     Submissions should average between 5 000 and 12 000 words (including
footnotes) in length.

•     The main text should be in 12 point Trebuchet MS with 1.15 spacing and
footnotes should be in 10 point Trebuchet MS with 1.15 spacing.

•     Quotations less than 30 words should be in quotation marks and italicised.
Quotations longer than 30 words should be indented and in 11 point Trebuchet
MS with 1.15 spacing and should not be placed in quotation marks.

•     The citation style to be used when referring to Zimbabwean case law and
legislation is set out below.

•     Footnotes should be numbered consecutively.

•     The editors reserve the right to change manuscripts to make them conform

with the house style, to improve accuracy, to eliminate mistakes and ambiguity,
and to bring the manuscript in line with the tenets of plain legal language.

 

The following general style pointers should be followed: Reported Judgements:

High Court cases

S v Makuvasa 2011 (1) ZLR 330 (H)

Witham v Minister of Home Affairs 1987 (2) ZLR 143 (H)

Appeal cases

S v Dube 1992 (2) ZLR 65 (S)

Minister of Home Affairs v Allan 1986 (1) ZLR 263 (S)

 

Unreported Judgements:

Trial cases

S v Mpa HH-469-14

Mungate v City of Harare & Ors HH-328-16

Appeal cases

S v Jones S-154-94

Newlands Farm (Pvt) Ltd v Matanda Bros S-100-91

Legislation:

Acts

Domestic Violence Act [Chapter 5:16] (The Chapter number is placed in square brackets and is italicised.)

Subsidiary legislation

Road Traffic (Safety-belt) Regulations, 1987 (SI 147/1987)
(SI is the abbreviation for Statutory Instrument.)

Reference to books and articles

Books

G. Feltoe, A Guide to the Zimbabwean Law of Delict, Legal Resources Foundation

2018.

J Burchell, Principles of Delict (Juta & Co, Cape Town, 1993).

I Maja, The Law of Contract in Zimbabwe, Maja Foundation, 2015.

J Neethling et al., Law of Delict, (Sixth Edition, Lexis Nexis, Durban, 2010.

Articles

Armstrong, A “Consent in Rape Cases in Zimbabwe” in 1986 Vol 4 Zimbabwe Law

Review 112

Nyandiya-Bundy, S “Child Sexual Abuse in Zimbabwe” in 1994 Vol 6 No 2 Legal

Forum 5.

 

ARTICLES

The Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe’s Unconstitutional

Approach of Applying Rules of Locus Standi.......................       1

BY JUSTICE ALFRED MAVEDZENGE

 

Protection from Unfair Dismissal and the Remedy of

Reinstatement under Zimbabwean Law............................     24

MUNYARADZI GWISAI

 

Access to Information Laws, Environmental Rights and Public
Participation In The Wildlife Sector ................................     62

LENIN TINASHE CHISAIRA

 

The Rules of Civil Procedure in the Magistrates Courts of

Zimbabwe: When Rules of Civil Procedure Become an

Enemy of Justice to Self-actors .....................................     77

RODGERS MATSIKIDZE

 

Rights Inference: Understanding the Meaning of Section 46 of the
Constitution of Zimbabwe Beyond Gubbay CJ’s Dictum.........     93

BY JUSTICE ALFRED MAVEDZENGE

 

An Interrogation of the Law Relating to Cohabitation in Zimbabwe
and the Need for Law Reform .......................................   116

BY BEVERLEY CASMILA MADZIKATIRE AND ELIZABETH RUTSATE

 

Collusion! in Defence of Free Speech in Sports and the
Unaccountability of Global Sports Administration Bodies.......   149

BY LYNDON T. NKOMO

 

Reflecting on the Applicability of Freedom, Sanctity and Privity of
Contract in Zimbabwean Law of Contract.........................   172

BY INNOCENT MAJA

 

Sentencing of Sexual Offenders .....................................   181
BY GEOFF FELTOE

 

 

UZLJ                 University of Zimbabwe Law Journal                  vii

 

Labour Rights under Zimbabwe’s New Constitution:

The Right to be Paid a Fair and Reasonable Wage................   204

BY MUNYARADZI GWISAI, RODGERS MATSIKIDZE & CALEB MUCHECHE

 

BOOK REVIEWS

The Struggle Over State Power in Zimbabwe Law and

Politics Since 1950 by G.H. Karekwaivanane

(Cambridge University Press 2017)..............................   233

BY GEOFF FELTOE

 

Provincial and Local Government Reform in Zimbabwe
An Analysis of the Law, Policy and Practice

By T.C. Chigwata (Juta 2018)....................................   234
BY GEOFF FELTOE

 

CASE NOTES

Per Stirpes Principle Versus the Per Capita Principle in

Intestate Succession: A Brief Overview: Case Note on the

Case of in Re Estate Late Bellinah Mhlanga

Hh 816-17 HC 4168/17 DR 143/13...................................   236

BY ELIZABETH RUTSATE

 

Reporting a Court Case Arising from False Social Media Report:

Case Note on Mushunje V Zimbabwe Newspapers HH-47-17....    254

BY G. FELTOE

 

A Timely and Welcome Decision on Employer Liability for
Pension Arrears under Section 13 (1) Labour Act [Chapter
28:01]: Case on Misheck Ugaro v African Banking Corporation

SC 298 17 [Ref – LC/H/681/16]......................................   262
BY MUNYARADZI GWISAI

 

Actions against the Police: Unreasonable Obstacles to

Obtaining Redress .................. : Case Note on Nyika & Ors v
Minister of Home Affairs & Ors HH-181-16 (“The Nyika Case”)     270

BY G. FELTOE, J REID-ROWLAND AND R. MATSIKIDZE

 

 

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