WHEREAS sections 76(1), (9), (12) and (14a) of the Constitution provide as follows:
76.(1) There shall be an Attorney-General who shall be the principal legal adviser to the Government and whose office shall be a public office but shall not form part of the Public Service.
(9) There shall be one or more Deputy Attorneys-General whose offices shall be public offices but shall not form part of the Public Service.
(12) A Deputy Attorney-General shall assist the Attorney-General in the exercise of his or her functions, and shall perform such other functions as the Attorney-General may assign to him or her.
(14a) The Attorney-General and every Deputy Attorney-General shall hold office on such terms and conditions, including terms and conditions relating to the payment of salary, allowances and pension, as the President may fix, and any amounts so payable shall be charged upon and paid out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
AND WHEREAS it is desirable to constitute the Attorney-General’s Office as a separate entity in order to enhance its independence, effectiveness and efficiency:
NOW, THEREFORE, be it enacted by the President and Parliament of Zimbabwe as follows:—
1 Short title and date of commencement
(1) This Act may be cited as the Attorney-General’s Office Act [Chapter 7:19] (Act No 4 of 2011).
(2) This Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by the President by statutory instrument.
In this Act-