This Act amends the amend the High Court Act [Chapter 7:061, the Magistrates Court Act [Chapter 7:10]; and the Small Claims Court Act [Chapter 7: 12] so as to make better provision for the settlement of commercial disputes and related matters. It also provides anew for the establishment and designation of small claims courts.
Amends: Small Claims Courts Act (Chapter 7:12). (2002)
Amends: Magistrates Court Act [Chapter 7:10]. (2003)
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The UK annexed Southern Rhodesia from the former British South Africa Company in 1923. A 1961 constitution was formulated that favored whites in power. In 1965 the government unilaterally declared its independence, but the UK did not recognize the act and demanded more complete voting rights for the black African majority in the country (then called Rhodesia). UN sanctions and a guerrilla uprising finally led to free elections in 1979 and independence (as Zimbabwe) in 1980.