The Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Portfolio Committee chaired by Honourable Jessie Majome will this week hold public hearings around the country. The hearings will be on the General Laws Amendment Bill and the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill.
The purpose of the General Laws Amendment Bill is to ensure that all Acts of Parliament before the new Constitution became effective are, to the extent of any inconsistency with the Constitution, aligned with the Constitution.
The Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07], as its name implies, regulates the procedure that must be followed in criminal investigations and prosecutions and the evidence that may be produced in criminal cases. The principal aim of this Bill is to align its provisions with the new Constitution.
The hearings will run from the 27 – 31 July 2015. This Monday, the hearing will be held in Bulawayo at the Holiday inn Hotel. On Tuesday the hearing will be held in Gweru at the Gweru Theatre. The hearing for Masvingo will be held on Wednesday at Charles Austin Theatre. Residents in Mutare will have their chance to share their views on Thursday at Mutare Hall. The last hearing will be held in Harare at the Parliament Senate Chamber.
Members of the public can also email their contributions to email@example.com or post it to: The Clerk of Parliament, Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, P.O. Box CY298 Causeway, Harare.
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