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Bulawayo Agenda

September 15, 2011

Tsholotsho - Last weekend, 10 September 2011, Bulawayo Agenda held a constitutional awareness soccer tournament in Tsholotsho Mvundlana area despite the police refusing to clear the activity. The tournament was successfully held after the community demanded that the tournament proceed without police clearance as it would contribute towards community development. Four teams, namely: Amakhosi, Mhlahlo, Simanje and Dinyane Football Clubs competed against each other in the tournament.

Bulawayo Agenda shall continue with its advocacy against repressive laws like POSA and AIPPA which have been used to rob citizen of their rights to access to information and freedom of assembly. Members of Parliament have been engaged to push for the repealing of the draconian laws.

Gwanda - Gwanda Agenda held a consultative meeting on the proposed Human Rights Commission Bill. CSO leaders, business people and political party leaders were invited to the meeting. The main objective of the meeting were to assess the content of the Bill so that the leadership in Gwanda could be able to critique and explain the Bill to their constituencies. The Gwanda community as has been the norm has always been left out of major discussions and this meeting was an opportunity for them to input into the debate of the Human Rights Bill. Gwanda leaders said they welcomed the formation of the Commission however stressed that 8 commissioners were not quite representative of the Zimbabwean community. The least that could have been done could have been to have a commissioner from each province of the country. There was also need for consideration of representation of groups like the disabled, the church, traditional leaders and many other groups.

Forthcoming Activities

Date Time Venue Activity Topic Expected Speakers
16 September 2011 1300hrs Lupane Women's Centre Leadership Forum Electoral Reforms Njabuliso Mguni, David Nyathi, Hon. Martin Khumalo
18 September 2011 1000hrs Nkayi Centre Community Public Dialogue Meeting Electoral Reforms Qhubani Moyo, Abednigo Bhebhe, Obadiah Moyo

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