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ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT IN ZIMBABWE

Our labour law in Zimbabwe recognizes written and unwritten contracts of employment.  The Labour Act (Chapter 28:01) stipulates that every person who is employed by or working for any other person and receiving or entitled to receive any remuneration in respect of such employment or work shall be deemed to be under a contract of …

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Burden Of Proof In Civil And Criminal Proceedings In Zimbabwe - Marume and Furidzo Legal Practitioners

Burden Of Proof In Civil And Criminal Proceedings In Zimbabwe

Burden of proof refers to the threshold of evidence which is required to prove a case in legal proceedings. The burden of proof in criminal proceedings and civil proceedings is different. The standard of proof required in disciplinary civil cases is called proof on a balance of probabilities. Balance of probabilities means that on the …

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CHALLENGES FACING LITIGANTS UNDER LABOUR AMENDMENT ACT No. 5 of 2015 IN ZIMBABWE

The Labour Amendment Act No. 5 of 2015 ushered in a new paradigm in terms of labour law practice and procedures in general. The amendment brought with it a number of challenges to labour law practitioners and litigants. This paper seeks to highlight the legal and practical challenges faced by lawyers and litigants alike under …

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The Case of Mentally Incapacitated Persons - www.marumeandfuridzo.com

The Case of Mentally Incapacitated Persons

In Zimbabwe mental health is governed by the Mental Health Act (Chapter 15:12). The term used in this Act is “mentally disordered or intellectually handicapped”. The definition of this term is provided in section 2 of the Act as follows; ‘in relation to any person, means that the person is suffering from mental illness, arrested …

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Contested Versus Uncontested Divorce In Zimbabwe

Contested Versus Uncontested Divorce In Zimbabwe

Divorce proceedings whether contested or uncontested are initiated by way of a Summons (to which the Plaintiff’s declaration is attached) which should be served personally on the Defendant. In the case where the Defendant resides outside the country, a separate application will have to made to court for service outside Zimbabwe (application for edictal citation). Where the whereabouts …

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