SALC Policy Brief: AN ANALYSIS OF ZIMBABWE’S PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE ARMS OF GOVERNMENT

Salc : Staff Writer

A Constitution of any State is a body of fundamental principles which the State is acknowledged to be governed by; it is the supreme law of the land. The procedure for amending a Constitution differs from State to State; however, it is always more difficult to amend a Constitution than it is to pass or amend ordinary laws. The Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, 2019 (‘the Amendment Bill’) was published in Zimbabwe’s Government Gazette on 31 December 2019. The Bill seeks to make changes to the current Constitution of Zimbabwe (‘the 2013 Constitution’), establishing the rules and principles by which the polity of Zimbabwe is governed. In total, there are 27 proposed amendments. This policy brief considers the proposed amendments as they relate to the Executive arms of government.

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