A Guide to the Zimbabwean Law of Delict
This Guide provides an outline of the main aspects of the Zimbabwean Law of Delict. Delict is a concept of civil law in which a willfull wrong or an act of negligence gives rise to a legal obligation between the parties, despite the lack of a contract. A Cases section follows the main text, containing summaries of salient Zimbabwean cases and also of some important South African and English cases.
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Delictual actions in Customary Law
Defamation other actions under Actio Injuriarum
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