In Zimbabwe, legislation consists of Acts of Parliament and subsidiary legislation.
Acts of Parliament
According to section 131 of the Constitution, Parliament’s authority is exercised through the enactment of Acts of Parliament.
An Act of Parliament is a Bill which has been –
- Presented and passed by both Houses of Parliament; and
- Assented to and signed by the President; in accordance with the Constitution.
Section 132 of the Constitution provides that an Act of Parliament comes into operation at the beginning of the day on which it is published in the Government Gazette, or at the beginning of any other day that may be specified in the Act or some other enactment.
Section 134 provides that Parliament may, in an Act of Parliament, delegate power to make statutory instruments.