Description : This is an introductory textbook on the Zimbabwean legal system. It sets the stage for a comprehensive description of that legal system by opening with some theoretical issues on the nature of law in general, particularly a definition of law, the role and purpose of law in society, the relationship between law and justice and how morality impacts on law. After outlining this theoretical framework, it turns to the Zimbabwean legal system and covers the following key areas: sources of Zimbabwean law, the scope of Roman-Dutch law in Zimbabwe, the law-making process and the role of Parliament, the structure of the courts in Zimbabwe, the procedures in the civil and criminal courts, the legal aid system and the nature of the legal profession. It covers the process of appointment of judges and its effect on the independence of the judiciary. It has a long closing chapter on the interpretation of statutes covering all the rules, maxims and presumptions.
Description : This Guide provides an outline of the main aspects of the Zimbabwean Law of Delict. Delict is a concept of civil law in which a willfull wrong or an act of negligence gives rise to a legal obligation between the parties, despite the lack of a contract. A Cases section follows the main text, containing summaries of salient Zimbabwean cases and also of some important South African and English cases.