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Guardianship of Minors Amendment Act 2022

Guardianship of Minors Amendment Act 2022

To amend the Guardianship of Minors Act [Chapter 5:08] and to provide

for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

ENACTED by the Parliament and the President of Zimbabwe.

1 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Guardianship of Minors Amendment Act, 2022.

2 Amendment of section 2 of Cap. 5:08

Section 2 (“Interpretation”) is amended by the insertion of the following

definitions––

““custody”, in relation to a minor, means––

(a) legal custody arising by virtue of the parents being married to each

other or by virtue of an order of separation or divorce; or

(b) actual custody, where the parents are not married to each other

(without derogating from the common law position that minors born

out of wedlock are in the custody of the mother);

“guardianship” means a legal right allowing either parent to manage a minor’s

affairs including health, education needs, financial security or any welfare

needs.”.

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