Local Government / Municipal Law

We at Kanokanga & Partners have for more than two decades provided local government or municipal law services to our clients.  We offer a unique range of services to municipalities, and as part of those services we institute claims on behalf of municipalities, defending claims against municipalities and also provide eviction proceedings. We have and continue to handle simple to complex issues in relation to local government or municipal law. We guide municipalities through rates and debt recovery services and sale in execution of immovable property. As part of our municipal services we provide our clients with knowledge on interpreting, amending and reviewing bylaws and regulations. Our municipal law services include but are not limited to;

  • Amendments of official plans and zoning by-laws including rezoning;
  • Policy development
  • Subdivision applications
  • Municipal conflicts of interest
  • Municipal taxes and other charges
  • By-law enforcement
  • Amalgamation, annexation, and restructuring advice
  • Municipal by-law interpretation, drafting, and litigation
  • Municipal law opinions
  • Preparation of municipal resolutions, staff reports, and other documentation
  • Licensing matters
  • Property tax and assessment appeals
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Expropriations
  • Financing transactions
  • Transportation issues
  • Construction and project management agreements
  • Representation before all levels of trial and appellate courts, regulatory boards, administrative tribunals, municipal councils, and committees
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration
  • Zoning and Land Use Planning
  • Labor and Personnel, including collective bargaining and grievance arbitration
  • Municipal Agreements, including inter-governmental agreements
  • Ordinance Drafting and Enforcement
  • Property Acquisition, including eminent domain and condemnation
  • County and Municipal Drains and Drainage issues
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Cemeteries
  • Municipal Library creation and operational issues
  • Finance and Bonds, including Special Assessment and Utility Rates and Fee issues
  • Land development agreements including subdivision, site plan and rezoning agreements
  • Co-venture agreements for public-private partnership projects
  • Municipal finance and security agreements including debentures
  • General contracts for procurement of goods and services
  • Construction contracts
  • Land sale and land acquisition agreements
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Thank you for visiting our website. Kanokanga & Partners is a corporate and commercial law firm established in 1991. This law firm is located in Harare, Zimbabwe we provide legal and advisory services to various individuals, families, small to medium enterprises, municipalities and public listed companies and other institutions.

We have and continue to provide an efficient and effective legal practice for well over two decades. We advise local, regional and international clients on various aspects of the law.

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Mr. Davison Kanokanga is well known to me. As a legal practitioner he appeared before me on a number of occasions when I was a Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. I find that he is a competent lawyer and a person of high moral integrity. I know that he is highly thought of by other Judges of both the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe. Prior to my becoming a Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe I had the privilege of working with him in his firm Kanokanga & Partners for a year. I found him a pleasant and honest person to work with and indeed in his dealings with other people as well. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a professional man and a businessman.

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Kanokanga & Partners
Suite 1, 1st Floor, Mizrahi House
33 Robson Manyika Avenue
Harare, Zimbabwe
PO Box 7283, Harare


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