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    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    July 08, 2010

    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition in Collaboration with Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) held a community meeting at Dendera Business Centre in Mudzi on the 6th of July 2010. The objective of the meeting was to educate people on the constitution making process ahead of the constitutional public consultations by the Constitutional Parliamentary Committee (COPAC). The meeting was also intended to bridge the information gap noted by the Coalition during the monitoring of COPAC's outreach meetings.

    The community meeting was attended by 88 people (23 women and 65 men). Mrs Nyaradzo Mutonhori from TIZ informed the participants about the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) program and urged people to fight corruption in communities and in Zimbabwe. People in Mudzi were provided with a platform to discuss constitutional issues and equipped with information material on the constitution making process.

    The outreach team was informed that ZANU PF has selected individuals who will speak on specific talking points during the COPAC's meetings and those not selected are supposed to show solidarity by attending and clapping hands during the outreach meetings.

    The following issues were raised at the meeting;

    • The participants called upon COPAC and the state to put in place measures which will ensure that people are protected after the outreach meetings.
    • There is need for COPAC, civic groups and media to enhance publicity around the ongoing COPAC outreach meetings.
    • The government should bring human rights violators to book.

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