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23 May 2016

Zimbabwe Government Gazette dated 2016-05-23 number 30

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                                                        ZIMBABWEAN



       GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
                                                 EXTRAORDINARY
                                                         Published by Authority

   Vol. XCIV, No. 30                                         231d MAY, 2016                                                     Price US$2,00


 General Notice 85 of 2016.                                                    Remission ofsentencefor prisoners convictedof stock theft
                CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE                                      8. Full remission is hereby granted to all prisoners serving a
                                                                            sentence of imprisonmentfor stock theft who would have served
                   Clemency Order No. 1 of 2016                             twothirds of their sentence after a one third remission by the date
                                                                            of gazetting of this Clemency Order.
   IT is hereby notified that His Excellency the President has, in
                                                                             Remission ofsentencefor prisoners sentencedtolife imprisonment
 terms of section 112(1)(a) and (d) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe,
 madethe orderset out in the Schedule.                                         9. Full remission is hereby granted to all prisoners sentenced to
                                                        V. MABIZA,          life imprisonmenton or before 25th December, 1995.
 23-5-2016. Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.                     Prisoners excludedfrom the proposed amnesty
                              ScHEDULE                                         10. The following prisoners are excluded from this amnesty:
                      CLEMENCY ORDER                                            (i) any habitual criminals serving a term of extended
                                                                                    imprisonment,
                                Title
                                                                               (ii) any person undersentence of death;
   1. This order may be cited as Clemency Order No. 1 of 2016.
                                                                              (iii) any person serving a sentence imposed by a Court Martial;
   Remission ofthe sentencefor all convictedfemale prisoners                  (iv) any person who escaped from lawful custody andis still at
  2. A full remissionofthe remainingperiodof imprisonmentis hereby                 large by the date of gazetting of this Clemency Oder, and
granted to all female prisoners,regardless of the offence committed,           (v) any person convicted of committing a specified offence
save for those sentenced to life imprisonmentand to death.                         except those excluded in termsof paragraphs 2 and 3 ofthis
                Remission of sentencefor all juveniles                             Schedule.
   3. Full remission ofthe remaining period of imprisonmentis hereby                                       Definitions
granted toall juvenile prisoners undertheageofeighteenyears serving
terms of imprisonment, irrespective of the offences they committed.            11. For the purposesof this amnesty, “Specified Offence” means—
                                                                               (a) murder, treason;
 Remission ofsentenceforprisoners sentenced to 36 months and below
                                                                               (b) rape or any sexual offence;
  4. Full remission of the remaining period of imprisonmentis hereby
granted to all those prisoners sentenced to imprisonmentfor a period           (c) carjacking, armed robbery,
of 36 months and below and who would have served a quarter oftheir             (d) any conspiracy, incitement or attempt to commit any of the
sentence bythe date of gazetting of this Clemency Order, provided they               offences referred to in paragraphs(a), (b) or (c);
are not excluded from benefitting in terms of paragraphs 10 and11.             (e) beinganaccessory afterthe fact toanyof the offences referred
            Remission of sentence on medical grounds                                 to in paragraphs(a), (b) or (c).
  5. Full remission ofthe remaining period of imprisonmentis hereby            Given under my hand and seal at Harare this twentieth day of
granted to all terminally ill prisoners who are unlikely to survive         Apmil,in the year of Our Lord two thousand and sixteen.
their prison terms irrespective of the offences they committed upon
certification by a Prison Medical Officer or a Government Medical
Officer, of the fact that the concerned prisoneris unlikely to survive
his or her prison term.
      Remission ofsentencefor prisoners at the open prison                                                                         R. G. MUGABE,
                                                                                                                                          President.
  6. Full remission of sentence is hereby granted to all prisoners
serving a term of imprisonmentat the open prison. This category
consists of prisoners whoasa result of good behaviour anda genuine
desire to reform whilst in closed prison, have been selected for the
openprison rehabilitation programmes.                                                             CONTENTS
  Remission ofsentencefor prisoners aged 60 years and above
                                                                                                           General Notice
  7. Full remission of sentence is hereby granted to all prisoners
aged sixty (60) years and above, and who would have served two              Number                                                                  Page
thirds of their sentence by the date of gazetting of this Clemency
                                                                              85.   Constitution of Zimbabwe: Clemency Order No. Lof 2016. .   .   . 417
Order save for those sentenced to life imprisonmentordeath.
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