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Statement from Principals meeting today
February 08, 2012
met in Harare today to deliberate on key issues affecting the country.
The three, President
Mugabe, Prime Minister Tsvangirai and DPM Mutambara, met for two
and half hours at State House.
and DPM Mutambara addressed the press after the meeting and said,
as Principals, they had agreed on the following:
Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri
The Police Service
Commission must be regularised so that it makes recommendations
of potential candidates to the President. The Principals agreed
that in line with the Constitution, the President would then consult
and agree with the Prime Minister on the next Commissioner General
of Police. The current position is that the office is vacant and
Commissioner Chihuri is serving in an acting capacity.
agreed that they would now be monitoring the constitution making
process at their level. They agreed that the date for the next election
will be determined by a process which involves putting in place
the necessary reforms that will ensure a free and fair election.
To this end, the Principals want a report on the constitution
making process from the Management Committee with estimated
time frames of all the issues that require implementation.
On Monday 13
February, the Principals will meet Commissioners of the Zimbabwe
Electoral Commission to appreciate their needs to put in place mechanisms
that will ensure a free and fair election.
agreed that the Minister of Media Information and Publicity, must
immediately implement the Principals' directive to reconstitute
the boards of ZBC, Mass Media Trust and the Broadcasting Authority
of Zimbabwe in line with the agreed formulae. The licenses already
issued by the illegally constituted BAZ board should be revoked
agreed that there must be a land audit to assess ownership and production
levels at all the farms in the country.
Attorney General's Act
agreed that this Act must be immediately operationalised.
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