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2004

LAND ACQUISITION AMENDMENT

NO 1

ZIMBABWE
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ACT
To amend the Land Acquisition Act [Chapter 20:10]; to repeal Hippo Valley
Agreement Act [Chapter 20:08]; to make certain declaratory provisions
respecting the Land Reform Programme; and to provide for matters incidental
thereto.

ENACTED by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.

1

Short title
This Act may be cited as the Land Acquisition Amendment Act, 2004.

2

Amendment of section 5 of Cap. 20:10

(1) Section 5 (“Preliminary notice of compulsory acquisition”) of the Land Acquisition Act
[Chapter 20:10] (hereinafter called “the principal Act”) is amended⎯
(a) in subsection (1) by the insertion of the following proviso to paragraph (b)⎯
“Provided that in respect of agricultural land required for resettlement purposes the
publication of a preliminary notice in the Gazette and once a week for two
consecutive weeks (commencing on the day on which the notice in the Gazette is
published) in a newspaper circulating in the area in which the land to be acquired is
situated, shall be deemed to constitute service of notice in writing on the owner of
the land to be acquired and the holder of any other registered real right in that land.”;
(b) the repeal of paragraphs (a) and (b) of subsection (8) and the substitution of ⎯
H.B. 15, 2003.]

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