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Is there a legal definition of corruption in Zimbabwe?

By Prosper Simbarashe Maguchu 2014 was a revealing year in terms of levels of corruption and malpractice in state parastatals.  Both state and private media ...

The dangers of cohabiting: a children’s rights perspective

By Fadzai Mamvura Many young people, who want to get married, are finding it harder and harder to pay roora (lobola) or take a step...

Interception of Communications

How do we guard ourselves against abuse by the government employees who are responsible for collecting information on the parameters of the Interception of...

How long should a Defendant take to file their plea after filing an Appearance to defend in a civil case?

By Vimbai Tavaziva As mentioned in our article entitled The Beginner’s Guide to Legalese, a defendant is an individual, a company, or an institution sued...

My cousin would like to study and subsequently practise law here in Zimbabwe but he has a criminal record. 9 years ago he was...

By Mooya Nyaundi A criminal record does not prohibit one from going to law school or studying the law, although it may impact negatively one’s...

Is it possible for a child born outside marriage to inherit from their parent? If so, how?

Who is a child born out of wedlock? In law, a child born out of marriage is known as a child born out of...

Where can a man go to compel his ex-wife to let him see his minor children

By Vimbai Tavaziva Where can a man go to compel his ex-wife to let him see his minor children, aged 11 and 9?  If the...

5 Interesting facts you should know on what the law says about marriage in Zimbabwe?

5 Interesting facts you should know on what the law says about marriage in Zimbabwe? Many people have questions about marriage in Zimbabwe but the...

Types of Marriage: The infamous “polygamous” marriage

Types of Marriage: The infamous “polygamous” marriage Some people call this marriage, “muchato wekwamudzviti,” because back the District Administrator (mudzviti) had the power to preside...

Types of Marriage: The famous “Chapter 37”

Types of Marriage: The famous “Chapter 37” Why Chapter 37? Many people know the civil marriage as Chapter 37. This is because previously, the Act of...

Types of Marriage: The lobola union

Types of Marriage: The lobola union Many people consider payment of lobola to be marriage. However in law, lobola payment, without registration of the marriage...

Slavery in today’s world: Part 2: How are victims of human trafficking transported from one place to another and why?

Slavery in today’s world: Part 2: How are victims of human trafficking transported from one place to another and why? Misled In the first part of...

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