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1 Independence for Zimbabwe.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)On such day as Her Majesty may by Order in Council appoint (in this Act referred to as “Independence Day”) Southern Rhodesia shall become an independent Republic under the name of Zimbabwe, and the unexpired provisions of the M1Southern Rhodesia Act 1965 shall cease to have effect.

(2)On and after Independence Day Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom shall have no responsibility for the government of Zimbabwe; and no Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom passed on or after that day shall extend, or be deemed to extend, to Zimbabwe as part of its law.

(3)An Order in Council under this section shall be laid before Parliament after being made.


Modifications etc. (not altering text)

C118.4.1980 appointed under s. 1(1) by S.I. 1980/394

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