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  • Second week of the outreach phase - Meetings kick off on a positive note
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    June 30, 2010

    The second week of the constitutional outreach phase kicked off on a positive note with reports that meetings particularly in the Mashonaland central province were well attended and held according to schedule.

    The Coalition spoke to a monitor who attended a meeting at Gwaza Primary School Bindura, Mashonaland Central Province today who stated that approximately 315 people attended the meeting, which started at 0800hrs.

    He further noted that the meeting was advertised in advance while participants were airing views without reading from scripts provided by their political parties as had become the norm countrywide. In addition, the presence of the police managed to ensure order at the meeting with no cases of violence or intimidation reported.

    The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights), through its Constitutional Bulletin however reported that the situation is different in Masvingo where meetings in Chivi District were starting as late as 1pm owing to logistical problems affecting COPAC.

    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition reiterates the need for COPAC to ensure full participation of citizens during the constitution making process. The Coalition also calls upon political parties to preach the gospel of peace tolerance as the output from this process is critical in defining the future of generations to come.

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