Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Appointment and functions of security guards

   4.   Authorisation of guards and watchmen

   5.   Protected places

   6.   Protected areas

   7.   Publication of orders

   8.   Measures for protection of protected place or protected area

   9.   Safeguarding of information

   10.   Regulations

   11.   Obstructing authorised officers

   12.   Powers of arrest

   13.   Application to Republic


to make provision for the control of the entry of persons into certain places and for the control of the movements and conduct of persons within certain areas; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[15th June, 1960]

Act 6 of 1960,

Act 30 of 1960,

Act 4 of 1968,

Act 24 of 1977,

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 112 of 1964,

GN 231 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964,

SI 66 of 1965.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protected Places and Areas Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“area” includes any building or structure;

“authorised officer” means—

      (a)   any police officer of or above the rank of Sub-Inspector;

      (b)   any Assistant District Secretary;

      (c)   any security guard;

      (d)   any person performing the duties of a guard or watchman in a protected place or a protected area authorised in that behalf under the provisions of section 4;

      (e)   any other person or class of person declared by the President, by Gazette notice, to be such either generally or in respect of any specified place or area or classes of place or area;

“premises” includes any land in Zambia and any building or structure upon such land;

“protected area” means any area declared to be a protected area under the provisions of section 6;

“protected place” means any premises declared to be a protected place under the provisions of section 5;

“security guard” means a public officer appointed as a security guard.

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