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Zimbabwe. 2008 ‘Law Enforcement/Criminalisation.’ National Report of Zimbabwe on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Chapter 2. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Zimbabwe to the United Nations. 1 January

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d. Law Enforcement/Criminalization

(i) (a) Firearms Act 10:09
(b) Presidential Amnesty of 2/2002

The Firearms Act 10:09 Section 4 provide penalty for possessing or purchasing firearms or ammunitions without firearms certificate. The maximum sentence for keeping an unregistered firearm is 5 years or fine or both fine and sentence.

The Presidential Amnesty of 2/2002 invited all those who possessed SALW without Licences to surrender them to the police without being charged or questioned. This amnesty led to the recovery of 38 weapons.

(ii) No groups have been identified so far but only individuals were arrested for possessing firearms without licences. These were brought before the Courts of Law being charged of breaching sections of the Firearms Act 10:09.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

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