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Constitutional Amendment 18 of 2007 - Index of articles, opinion and anaylsis
on Zimbabwe's destiny
in Zimbabwe Coalition
September 26, 2007
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The Civil Society
in Zimbabwe will this week hold an All
Stakeholders Constitutional Conference in Bulawayo. The one
day meeting will be held on Saturday 29 September 2007. The meeting
will come up with common positions which will guide the conduct
of civil society on constitutional issues, especially in the aftermath
of both the MDC and Zanu PF voting for the 18th
Constitutional Amendment in parliament.
As the nation continues
to suffer under the current socio-economic and political crisis,
the people, represented through various sectors in January 2006
made a resolution that there is an urgent need for a democratic
constitution as the foundation for democratic governance in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has enough resources
to meet most socio-economic needs of the people such as food, jobs,
good quality and accessible education, health among other services.
Realising that most of
Zimbabwe's socio-economic and political problems are as a
result of a systematic failure of government, we see the development
of a homegrown democratic constitution as the most realistic and
sustainable way to resolve the crisis afflicting our country.
call upon the people of Zimbabwe, including sub-regional governments,
the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union
(AU) and the United Nations (UN) to lobby and where necessary appropriately
exert pressure on the Zimbabwean government to engage in a broad
consultation with opposition political parties and the civil society
towards a new democratic and people driven Zimbabwean constitution.
As concerned citizens,
we call upon the government to open up democratic space, decriminalise
the citizenry and honour the people's long standing demand
for a new democratic constitution.
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