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30 April 2020

Zimbabwe Government Gazette dated 2020-04-30 number 39

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                                  Zimbabwean Government Gazette Extraordinary, 30th April, 2020                                            641




                                                      ZIMBABWEAN


      GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
                                               EXTRAORDINARY
                                                        Published by Authority

  Vol. XCVIII, No. 39                                     30th APRIL, 2020                                          Price RTGS$20,00

General Notice 688 of 2020.                                                   (e) by the deletion of paragraph 7 and the substitution of the
                                                                                  following––
               CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE
                        _______                                             “Remission of sentence for prisoners aged 60 years and above
           Clemency Order No. 1 of 2020 (Amendment)                         		 7. Full remission of sentence is hereby granted to all
                          _______                                                 inmates aged sixty (60) years and above, save for those
  IT is hereby notified that His Excellency the President has amended             convicted of specified offences and those sentenced to life
the Schedule made in terms of Clemency Order No. 1 of 2020.                       imprisonment or death.”;
                                                        V. MABIZA,          (f) by the deletion of paragraph 8 and the substitution of the
30-4-2020. Secretary for Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.              following—

                             Schedule                                           “Remission of sentence for prisoners sentenced to life
                                                                                                     imprisonment
                             Title                                          		 8. Full remission is hereby granted to all inmates who
  1. This order may be cited as Clemency Order No. 1 of 2020                       have served life imprisonment for at least 20 years. This
(Amendment).                                                                       includes––
  2. The Clemency Order No. 1 of 2020 is amended––                                    (i) inmates sentenced to life imprisonment;
  (a) by the deletion of paragraph 2 and the substitution of the                     (ii) inmates whose sentences were commuted from
       following––                                                                        death to life imprisonment; and
                                                                                   inmates whose sentences were altered to life imprisonment
“Remission of the sentence for all convicted female prisoners                      on appeal or review.
		 2. Full remission of the remaining period of imprisonment                       The 20-year period shall include any period spent under
      to inmates is hereby granted to all female inmates, save                     the sentence of death.”;
      for those convicted of specified offences.”;
                                                                            (g) by the insertion after paragraph 10 of the following
(b) by the deletion of paragraph 3 and the substitution of the                   paragraph––
    following––
                                                                                   “Remission of sentence for prisoners who are disabled
          “Remission of sentence for all juveniles
                                                                            		 10A. Full remission of the remaining period of
		 3. Full remission of the remaining period of imprisonment                      imprisonment is hereby granted to all inmates who are
      to inmates.”;                                                               certified by a Correctional Medical Officer or a Government
(c) by the deletion of paragraph 4 and the substitution of the                    Medical Officer to be blind, and those who are physically
    following––                                                                   challenged to the extent that they cannot be catered for in
                                                                                  a prison or correctional environment.”;
“Remission of sentence for prisoners sentenced to 36 months and             (h) by the insertion in paragraph 11 subparagraph (d) of the
                              below                                             following––
		 4. Full remission of the remaining period of imprisonment                     “except those excluded in terms of paragraphs 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
        is hereby granted to all those inmates serving effective                   and 10.”.
        period of 36 months and below who would have served
        a quarter of their sentence by the date of gazetting of this         Given under my hand and seal at Harare this twenty-ninth day of
        Clemency Order provided they are not excluded from                  April in the year of Our Lord two thousand and twenty.
        benefitting in terms of paragraphs 12 and 13.”;
  (d) by the deletion of paragraph 5 and the substitution of the            				                                       E.D. MNANGAGWA,
      following––                                                                                                               President.
                                                                            By Command of the President.
    “Remission of sentence on medical grounds
		 5. Full remission of the remaining period of imprisonment
  is hereby granted to all inmates who have been bed ridden                                       CONTENTS
  for a prolonged period without recovery upon certification
                                                                                    General Notice
  by a Correctional Medical Officer or a Government Medical
  Officer. The Department of Correctional Service should                    Number		                                                       Page
  liaise with social welfare so that a commitment for providing             688. Constitution of Zimbabwe: Clemency Order No. 1 of 2020
  medication is attained”;                                                  		(Amendment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .               641

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