Download the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013

The Constitution of Zimbabwe is the supreme law of the Republic of Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe’s latest constitution was voted for in and approved in a referendum of 16 March 2013. Before the current constitution, Zimbabwe used the a constitution negotiated at the 1979 Lancaster House Agreement as Zimbabwe became independent of the United Kingdom after a protracted war of independence.

In 2000, an attempt was made to create a new constitution but the proposed constitution, drafted by a constitutional convention, was defeated by a constitutional referendum held from on 12 to 13 February 2000.

Following a contested election result in the 2008 presidential elections in Zimbabwe, the country’s 3 major political parties, ZANU-PF, MDC-T and MDC negotiated a new proposed constitution after a constitutional outreach program.

The new constitution was approved in the referendum of 16 March 2013 and parliament approved it on 9 May 2013.

Download the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013