The Right to Privacy, Interception of Communications and Surveillance in Zimbabwe  1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. The Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the right to privacy i.e the right not to have one’s home, premises or property entered without their permission; their person, home or premises or property searched; their possessions seized; the privacy of their communications infringed; or their health condition disclosed;  1.2. It does not however provide in clear and unequivocal terms a protection against being the subject of physical and other surveillance in the form of espionage and same must be inferred or read into the above protection. That is the approach taken in this paper; 1.3. The right to privacy aforementioned is however not absolute and is subject the Limitations Clauses of the same Constitution which require, among other things, for the exercise of the right to privacy to be “exercised reasonably and with due regard for the rights and freedoms of other persons.” 1.4. The State and even other private institutions and persons routinely subject citizens to all manner of invasion of privacy by way of either interception of communications and or surveillance for various reasons that include but are not limited to security, marketing and other legal duties; 1.5. In Zimbabwe, there exists the legal framework for the protection of privacy as well as for the lawful invasion of privacy by way of either interception of communications and or surveillance and the latter is aimed mostly at the detection, investigation and prevention of criminal and or civil wrongs in the physical realm; 1.6. With the onset and advancement of information communication technology, said criminal and civil wrongs have also transcended the physical realm to the cyberspace and so has the surveillance of conduct and the interception of communications; 1.7. The purpose of this discussion paper is to survey the phenomenon of interception of communications and surveillance in Zimbabwe as measured against the constitutional right to privacy and regional and international best practices.