There is hereby established a council, to be known as the Council of Estate
Administrators, which shall be a body corporate capable of suing and being sued in
its corporate name and, subject to this Act, of doing anything that bodies corporate
may do by law.

The functions of the Council shall be
· to maintain the registers of Estate Administrators and Insolvency Practitioners;
· to consider and determine applications for registration· to administer the Compensation Fund;
· to define and enforce ethical practice and discipline among registered persons;
· to take such steps as the Council considers necessary or desirable to advance the standing and effectiveness of the profession of estate administration generally.

The Council shall consist of—
(a) a chairman, who shall be a registered legal practitioner of not less than
seven years’ standing, who shall be appointed by the Minister for his knowledge and
experience in the administration of estates; and
(b) the Master of the High Court referred to in section 3 of the
Administration of Estates Act [Chapter 6:01]; and
(c) the Chief Magistrate of Zimbabwe referred to in paragraph (a) of
subsection (3) of section 7 of the Magistrates Court Act [Chapter 7:10]; and
(d) one person appointed by the Minister from a list of not fewer than
three names submitted by the Council of the Law Society of Zimbabwe established
by the Legal Practitioners Act [Chapter 27:07]; and
(e) one person appointed by the Minister from a list of not fewer than
three names submitted by the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
established by the Chartered Accountants Act [Chapter 27:02]; and
( f ) one person appointed by the Minister from a list of not fewer than
three names submitted by the Council of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries
established by the Chartered Secretaries (Private) Act [Chapter 27:03]; and
(g) two persons appointed by the Minister from a list of not fewer than six
names submitted by one or more organisations which, in the Minister’s opinion,
represent administrators of estates who are not represented by the bodies referred to
in paragraphs (d) to ( f ); and
(h) not more than three other members appointed by the Minister, none of
whom shall be a person in the full-time employment of the State.