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Constitution of Zimbabwe (2013)

Chapter 4, Part 2, Article 73:

“1. Every person has the right-  

a. to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and

b. to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future
generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that-

  • i. prevent pollution and ecological degradation;
  • ii. promote conservation; and
  • iii. secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting economic and social development.

2. The State must take reasonable legislative and other measures, within the limits of the resources available to it, to achieve the progressive realisation of the rights set out in this section.”

Chapter 4, Part 2, Article 77:

“Every person has the right to-

a. safe, clean and potable water;” 

*These provisions were promulgated as part of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, 2013, which replaced the 1980 Constitution of Zimbabwe.