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Presidential Pension And Retirement Benefits Act [Chapter 2:05]

Presidential Pension And Retirement Benefits Act

Acts 30/1987, 7/1989 (s.25), 6/1998, 2/2003, 6/2005 (s. 34).ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Section
1. Short title.
2. Pension payable to former Presidents and Vice-Presidents and surviving spouses and children.
3. Allowances and services to which former Presidents and Vice-Presidents and surviving spouses entitled.
4. Gratuity on resignation or death.
4A. Benefit for spouse of former President or Vice-President
5. Prevention of double benefits.
6. Circumstances in which pensions, etc., not payable.
7. Pensions, allowances, etc., payable from Consolidated Revenue Fund.
8. Pensions, allowances, etc., not to be ceded, hypothecated or attached.
9. Insolvency of pensioner.
10. Commutation of pension.
AN ACT to provide for the payment of pensions and other benefits to former Presidents and Vice-Presidents of Zimbabwe and to their surviving spouses and children; and to provide for matters
connected therewith or incidental thereto.
[Date of commencement: 1st January, 1988.]
1 Short title
This Act may be cited as the Presidential Pension and Retirement Benefits Act [Chapter 2:05].
1A Interpretation
In this Act—
“first President of Zimbabwe” means the person who assumed office as President of Zimbabwe on the 18th
April, 1980;
“Minister” means the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare or any other Minister to whom
the President may from time to time assign the administration of this Act.
[Section inserted by section 2 of Act 2 of 2003]
2 Pensions payable to former Presidents and Vice-Presidents and surviving spouses and
children
(1) Subject to this Act, there shall be paid—
(a) to the first President of Zimbabwe an annual pension that is equal at any time to seventy-five per centum
of the annual salary payable to the person who is serving as President; and
[Paragraph substituted by section 3 of Act 2 of 2003]
(a1) to the any person who has at any time since the 31st December, 1987, been President or Vice President
of Zimbabwe for at least one full term of office, an annual pension that is equal at any time to the annual
salary payable to the person who is serving as President or Vice President, as the case may be; and
[Paragraph inserted by section 3 of Act 2 of 2003]
(b) to a surviving spouse of a person who dies whilst in office as President or Vice-President of Zimbabwe
after having served in that office for the term specified in paragraph (a) or (a1), an annual pension equal
to two-thirds of any annual pension to which that person would have been entitled if he had vacated office
as President or Vice-President, as the case may be, on the day he died; and
[Paragraph as amended by section 3 of Act 2 of 2003]
(b1) to a surviving child or surviving children of a person who dies whilst in office as President or Vice-
President of Zimbabwe after having served in that office for the term specified in paragraph (a1) an annual
pension equal to one-third of any annual pension to which that person would have been entitled if
he had vacated office as President or Vice-President, as the case may be, on the day he died; and
[Paragraph inserted by section 3 of Act 2 of 2005]
(c) to a surviving spouse of a person who, on the date of his death, was receiving or was entitled to receive
a pension in terms of paragraph (a) or (a1), an annual pension equal to two-thirds of the annual pension
which that person would have received or would have been entitled to receive had he not died; and
[Paragraph as amended by section 3 of Act 2 of 2003]
(d) to a surviving child or surviving children of a person who, on the date of his death, was receiving or was
entitled to receive a pension in terms of paragraph (a) or (a1), an annual pension equal to one-third of
the annual pension which that person would have received or would have been entitled to receive had he
not died.

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