ZAMBIA SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE ACT

Arrangement of Sections

PART I
PRELIMINARY

   Section

   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

PART II
THE ZAMBIA SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

   3.   Continuation of the Zambia Security Intelligence Service

   4.   Director-General and employees of service

   5.   Functions of Director-General

   6.   Command and administration of service

   7.   Functions of service

   8.   Use of firearms

   9.   Staff Board

   10.   Declaration and oath of allegiance

   11.   Prohibition of publication or disclosure of information

   12.   Prohibition of entry or access to premises and documents of service

   13.   Warrant required prior to taking of certain actions

   14.   Powers of intelligence officers

PART III
THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE COUNCIL

   15.   Constitution of National Intelligence Council

   16.   Functions of National Intelligence Council

   17.   Meetings of council

PART IV
MISCELLANEOUS

   18.   Savings and transitional provisions

   19.   Regulations

   20.   Repeal of Zambia Security Intelligence Service Act

AN ACT

to provide for the continued existence of the Zambia Security Intelligence Service, its functions and discipline; to constitute the National Intelligence Council and define its functions; to repeal and replace the Zambia Security Intelligence Service Act, 1973; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

[20th November, 1998]

Act 14 of 1998.

PART I
PRELIMINARY

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Zambia Security Intelligence Service Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“appointed date” means such date as the President may appoint under section 1;

“classified document or information” means any document or information as the case may be, which is a classified matter within the meaning of the State Security Act;

“classified matter” shall have the meaning assigned to it in the State Security Act;

“council” means the National Intelligence Council constituted under section 15;

“court” means a subordinate court or the High Court of Zambia;

“Deputy Director” means the person appointed Deputy Director under section 4,

“Director” means the person appointed Director under section 4;

“employee” means a person other than an intelligence officer, acting in any post or appointment in the service and any person performing any clerical or auxiliary duties;

“espionage” means an act constituting the offence of espionage as provided under the State Security Act;

“Executive Director” means the person appointed Executive Director under section 4,

“intelligence” means any information collected and processed by an intelligence officer which has a bearing on the security interests of the Republic;

“intelligence officer” means an officer of the service other than an employee;

“repealed Act” means the Zambia Security Intelligence Service Act, 1973;

“sabotage” means—

      (a)   an act intended to cause damage or injury to—

      (i)   plant, machinery, or vital installations used for the purposes of communications, transport, water, energy and electricity supply;

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