Practice Relating to Rule 50. Destruction and Seizure of Property of an Adversary
Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct for Combatants (1993) states: “Limit destruction to what your mission requires.”
Under the heading “Civilians”, the Code of Conduct also states: “Respect their property. Do not damage … it.”
The Code of Conduct further states: “As a State party to the  Geneva Conventions … your country is bound by these treaties … The States party to the Geneva Conventions pledge to … [p]rohibit … destruction of civilian objects.”
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 [any of the 1949 Geneva] Conventions”.