The High Court of Zimbabwe

ZIMSEC O Level History Notes: The Constitution of Zimbabwe: Attorney-General

  • The Attorney-General appointed by the President
  • A person is qualified for appointment as Attorney-General if he or she is qualified for appointment as a judge of the High Court
  • The functions of the Attorney-General are:
    1. To act as the principal legal adviser to the Government
    2. To represent the Government in civil and constitutional proceedings
    3. To draft legislation on behalf of the Government
    4. To promote, protect and uphold the rule of law and to defend the public
    5. To exercise any other functions that may be assigned to the Attorney-General by an Act of Parliament
    6. He/she may attend Cabinet meetings, but has no vote
    7. He/she may sit and speak in the Senate and the National Assembly, but has no vote
    8. He/she with the leave of the court concerned, appear as a friend of the court in any civil proceedings to which the Government is not a party

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