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  • Taking the constitutional debate to Buhera
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    August 19, 2010

    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition (The Coalition) held a community meeting in Buhera at Makanda Secondary School under the VOICE UP campaign on the 13th of August 2010. The campaign is aimed at informing and updating people on the ongoing constitution making process. The community meeting was attended by 97 people (65 men and 32 women).

    Participants at the meeting highlighted that despite the high levels of intimidation and violence in the area they are determined to participate during the Constitutional Parliamentary Committee (COPAC) outreach meetings. "It is our democratic right to participate and articulate our views during the outreach meetings being held by COPAC," said Paul Makuvise, a councillor in the area. He went on to encourage the participants to express themselves freely during the outreach meetings.

    The Coalition is holding a series of meetings in communities prior to COPAC outreach meetings to ensure that people are informed on the ongoing constitution making process. The meetings are also aimed at addressing gaps indentified during the monitoring of COPAC outreach meetings such as poor publicity and limited knowledge on constitutional issues.

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