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  • ZANU PF activists besiege CCDZ road show on the constitution
    Centre for Community Development in Zimbabwe (CCDZ)
    July 15, 2010

    A group of ZANU PF activists ransacked a roadshow organized by the Centre for Community Development In Zimbabwe (CCDZ) at Mutawatawa Growth Point in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe yesterday. The activists ordered participants to leave the venue of the roadshow because they said the roadshow had not been authorized by the party leadership in the area.

    Only a few brave participants remained at the venue of the roadshow to listen to speeches by CCDZ director Phillip Pasirayi, Programmes Officer Tsungai Vere and ZINASU President Obert Masaraure. Some of the ZANU PF youths who were chasing away participants were riding motorbikes. The activists were asking people to leave the roadshow and not to listen to NGOs, which they claimed are fronting the regime change agenda. The people who had accepted CCDZ t-shirts and leaflets were asked to return the materials.

    CCDZ and ZINASU defied the ZANU PF youths and continued to distribute civic education material to people who were now milling around the venue of the roadshow. Pasirayi urged people not to be misled by self-serving politicians who are not interested in a genuine Constitution. The Zinasu President told the few participants who listened from shops and verandas that the Constitution-making process was not a preserve of political parties but that every Zimbabwean citizen has a right to participate. He scolded partisan village heads and traditional leaders who dabble in politics and mobilize people to support ZANU PF.

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