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Committee meets Tuesday to study proposals
SW Radio Africa
January 11, 2013
Committee appointed to finalize the drawing
up of a new constitution will meet on Tuesday next week to look
at proposals crafted by COPAC co-chairmen.
postponed its meeting on Thursday because one of the key members,
MDC-T's Tendai Biti, is in London attending a Zimbabwe-Investment
forum meeting. The chairman of the committee, Eric Matinenga, the
Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs is also on leave but reportedly
There has been
an outcry at the slow pace of progress to conclude the constitution
and Zimbabweans are concerned at the fact that many of the delays
are caused by the absence of key figures in the discussions.
Douglas Mwonzora told SW Radio Africa they will submit their proposals
to a full committee on Tuesday when everybody is present.
will be back in the country on Sunday, therefore we've scheduled
our meeting for Tuesday next week. We couldn't go ahead with
the meeting on Thursday because he's (Biti) a major player
in the constitution making process,' Mwonzora said.
The COPAC co-chairmen
have reported progress in their efforts to overcome differences
holding up the finalization of the country's new constitution.
It appears all
the sides have made concessions on the four occasions the co-chairmen
have met in the last two weeks. There have reportedly been 'intense'
discussions to remove remaining obstacles to the constitution making
ran into significant difficulties last year with all parties failing
to agree with six chapters dealing with the devolution of power,
executive authority, national prosecuting authority, peace and reconciliation
commission, land committee and running mates.
But the co-chairmen
reportedly managed to iron out everything, with the exception of
the issue of running mates. This has raised the hope that there
could be a breakthrough soon if the Cabinet committee endorses the
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