Practice Relating to Rule 52. Pillage
Zimbabwe’s Code of Conduct for Combatants (1993), under the heading “Civilians”, states: “Respect their property. Do not … steal it.”
Zimbabwe’s Defence Act (1972), as amended to 1993, provides:
Any member [of the Defence Forces] who –
(b) steals any property which has been left exposed or unprotected in consequence of warlike operations; or
(c) takes otherwise than for the services of the Defence Forces or any other Military Forces any vehicle, equipment or stores abandoned by the enemy;
shall be guilty of the offence of looting and liable to imprisonment or any less punishment.