Practice Relating to Rule 47. Attacks against Persons Hors de Combat
Zimbabwe’s Geneva Conventions Act (1981), as amended in 1996, punishes “any person, whatever his nationality, who, whether in or outside Zimbabwe, commits any such grave breach of … [the 1977 Additional Protocol I]”.
Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct for Combatants (1993), under the heading “Enemy prisoners”, states: “Spare them.”
The Code of Conduct also states: “Persons not directly taking part in hostilities and those put out of action through sickness, injury, captivity or any other cause must be respected and protected against the effects of war.”