National Anthem Act, 1973


National Anthem Act, 1973

Chapter 7

  • Commenced on 14 September 1973
  • [This is the version of this document at 31 December 1996.]
[40 of 1973; 13 of 1994]An Act to declare the National Anthem; to regulate the use thereof and to create an offence for any insult thereto; to empower the President to make regulations; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the National Anthem Act.

2. Declaration of the National Anthem

(1)The National Anthem of which the text is set out in the First Schedule is hereby declared to be the National Anthem of Zambia (in this Act referred to as "the National Anthem").
(2)The music set out in the Second Schedule is hereby declared to be the music for the National Anthem.

3. Insulting the National Anthem

Any person who does any act with intent to insult or bring into contempt or ridicule the National Anthem shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand penalty units or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years, or to both.[As amended by Act No. 13 of 1994]

4. Regulations

The President may, by statutory instrument, make regulations—
(a)prescribing the occasions upon which, the persons by whom and the manner in which the National Anthem may be sung;
(b)prohibiting, controlling or restricting the use of the National Anthem;
(c)constituting offences in relation to any of the matters referred to in the foregoing paragraphs and prescribing penalties in respect thereof.

First Schedule (Section 2(1))

The National Anthem of Zambia

Stand and sing of Zambia, proud and free,Land of work and joy in unity,Victors in the struggle for the right,We've won freedom's fight.All one, strong and free.Africa is our own motherland,Fashion'd with and blessed by God's good hand,Let us all her people join as one,Brothers under the sun.All one, strong and free.One land and one nation is our cry,Dignity and peace 'neath Zambia's sky,Like our noble eagle in its flight,Zambia-praise to thee.All one, strong and free.Praise be to God,Praise be, praise be, praise be,Bless our great nation,Zambia, Zambia, Zambia,Free men we standUnder the flag of our land,Zambia-praise to thee.All one, strong and free.

Second Schedule (Section 2(2))

The music for the National Anthem of Zambia

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History of this document

31 December 1996 this version
14 September 1973