6 May 2014 - The suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism
Extra-ordinary Government Gazette
The suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism (Application of UNSCR 1267/1999, UNSCR 1373/2001 and Successor UNSCRS) Regulations, 2014 was published in statutory instrument 76/2014. The Regulations domesticate the various Suppression of Foreign International Terrorism Regulations passed by the United Nations Security Council. The purpose of the Regulations is to among other things prescribe the procedure for freezing of funds, financial assets or other economic resources of designated persons and the guidelines for the effective implementation of the UNSCR. The regulations make it an offence to deal with funds or other economic resources controlled directly or indirectly by designated persons save as provided for in the Regulations. Where a person contravenes the Regulations they shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding US$20 000.00 or twice the value of the property in question whichever is the greater. The Regulations however state that the funds may be utilized to meet the basic needs of the designated person as well as for paying professional fees and settlement of expenses including legal services, bank and other related charges. The regulations also state that no designated person shall be allowed to enter or remain in Zimbabwe.
9 May 2014 - The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe
The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (Diamond Sales to Local Diamond Manufacturers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014, (1) was published in this gazette in statutory instrument No. 17 of 2014. The Regulations state that every diamond manufacturer who has obtained draft diamonds from the local diamond pool shall be obliged to ensure that after all the necessary steps have been taken to polish the diamonds, they shall file a return to the general manager in relation to that quarter not later than 7 days after the end of each quarter. The Regulations further require that every local diamond manufacturer ensures that all rough diamonds are securely transported with full insurance cover from point of purchase to the factory. Where persons do not comply with the Regulations, they shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level 4 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 3 months or both. Also published in this gazette were the Petroleum (Fuel Pricing) Regulations, 2014 published in statutory instrument 18 of 2014. The Regulations prescribe the prices for various petroleum products namely, unleaded petrol, diesel and paraffin.
30 May 2014 - The Radiation Protection ( Medical Practices)
The Radiation Protection ( Medical Practices) Regulations, 2014 were published in statutory instrument 91 of 2014. The Regulations state that no person shall utilize radiation sources for any purposes spelt out in the regulations, namely, radiotherapy, radiology, nuclear medicine and research and development without a licence from the authority. The Regulations further prescribe the requirements for application for the licence. Once a person is granted a licence, they are obliged to ensure that they notify the authority of any changes in the particulars furnished in connection with the application for the licence. Personnel employed by the person in the field must also be accredited for radiation protection and safety. Where a person commits an offence against any of the provisions in the regulations they shall be guilty of an offence and liable to pay a fine of level 8 or to imprisonment not exceeding 3 years or both.