Governance BILLS & STATUTES

Coroner’s Bill

www.herald.co.zw SONA2018 September 19, 2018
In progress
May 2019

Cabinet approved the Coroner’s Office Bills

www.herald.co.zw May 09, 2019

The Bill seeks to help safeguard human lives through facilitating specialised investigation of preventable deaths and the identification of deceased persons. The country has previously relied on expatriates for the specialised investigations required to conclude such cases, which arrangement has now become unsustainable.In more precise terms, the Bill will establish an efficient coroner system to look into the cause of death in the following circumstances, among others: violent, sudden and unexpected deaths; deaths that occur without a medical doctor’s attention; surgical operation table deaths; and deaths while in jail, police custody or other central authority control.