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:
- To act as the principal legal adviser to the Government
- To represent the Government in civil and constitutional proceedings
- To draft legislation on behalf of the Government
- To promote, protect and uphold the rule of law and to defend the public
- To exercise any other functions that may be assigned to the Attorney-General by an Act of Parliament
- He/she may attend Cabinet meetings, but has no vote
- He/she may sit and speak in the Senate and the National Assembly, but has no vote
- 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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