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  • COPAC Outreach Day 16
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    July 08, 2010

    Mashonaland central

    An outreach meeting held today the 8th of July 2010 at Kajakata Business Centre in Shamva has recorded one of the lowest turnouts and participation since the onset of the constitution making process. According to a monitor when COPAC arrived at the initial venue Kajakata Primary School, there were no participants forcing the team to move the venue to the Business center were they mobilized people for the meeting. Only 35 people managed to attend the meeting with only 18 of them contributing.

    Mashonaland West

    292 people 121 of them being youths attended a meeting at Marahwa Village 16 in Shamva district. A Crisis Coalition Monitor who attended the meeting noted that 3 people 2 men and 1 woman who were allegedly not villagers in the area were mostly participating. The monitor also said that the presence of the three was intimidating for villagers who did not contribute but instead cheered them on.

    Mashonaland East

    At Nyamasanga Business Centre Goromonzi district 95 people attended the outreach meeting. Most participants were contributing meaningfully and seeking clarification where they did not understand. Reports from the monitor in the district indicate that people were not airing party views but were responding to questions in a balanced manner and asking for clarification for issues that were not clear for them.

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