White Phosphorus Matches Act (Chapter 14:25)

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This is the latest version of this legislation commenced on 31 Dec 2016.

Zimbabwe

White Phosphorus Matches Act

Chapter 14:25

  • Commenced on 21 June 1912

  • [Up to date as at 31 December 2016]
  • [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated by the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe]


AN ACT to prohibit the manufacture, importation or sale of matches containing white phosphorus.


1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the White Phosphorus Matches Act [Chapter 14:25].

2. Prohibitions

The manufacture, importation or sale of matches containing white phosphorus is prohibited.

3. Penalties

Any person who contravenes section two shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level five or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.[section as amended by Act No. 22 of 2001]