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challenges referendum date in High Court
National Constitutional Assembly (NCA)
Constitutional Assembly (NCA) is filing
an urgent High Court application this morning seeking an extension
of the referendum date which was gazetted
on Friday 15 February 2013. The government set the 16th of March
2013 for the conduct of the referendum were Zimbabweans will be
asked to vote YES or NO for the draft
The NCA is seeking
an extension of at least two months for the conduct of the referendum
counting from the day gazetted by government. We strongly feel that
Zimbabweans should be given adequate time to scrutinise the draft
constitution and be allowed to make an informed decision on what
they will be voting for.
We view this
move to have the referendum on the 16th of March as a ploy by the
parties in government to deny Zimbabweans a chance to scrutinise
the flawed and undemocratic draft which they authored.
Further we wish
to dismiss the ridiculous proclamations by the government that they
will be distributing only 100 000 copies of the draft, and yet Zimbabwe
has a population of more than 13 million people.
Alec Muchadehama from the Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni law firm
is the leading lawyer in the case. Mr Muchadehama can be contacted
on +263 77218754
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