Constitution-of-Zimbabwe-Amendment-No.-20

ACT

To repeal and substitute the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

ENACTED by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.

1    Short title

This Act may be cited as the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013.

2    Interpretation

In this Act—

“existing Constitution” means the Constitution of Zimbabwe that came into operation on the 18th April, 1980, as subsequently amended;

“new Constitution” means the Constitution of Zimbabwe set forth in the Schedule.

3    Repeal of existing Constitution by new Constitution

(1)  Subject to subsection (2), the existing Constitution is repealed and substituted by the new Constitution.

(2)  For the avoidance of doubt it declared that—

(a)   the new Constitution  is enacted on the “publication day” as defined in the Sixth Schedule to that Constitution, that is to say, on the date on which this Act is published in the Gazette in accordance with section 51(5) of the existing Constitution;  and

(b)   with effect from the date of enactment of the new Constitution as described in paragraph (a), the existing Constitution remains in force to the extent specified in the Sixth Schedule of the new Constitution.

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