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  • PM says Mugabe flouts Constitution
    Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition
    June 13, 2013

    Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has held a press conference at his offices this afternoon where he condemned the decision by President Robert Mugabe to have elections on July 31, which was communicated in an official letter to the premier.

    The venue was packed with members of the media and civil society where the PM responded to President Mugabe’s proclamation of the elections date under Statutory Instrument 86/2013 gazetted today.

    The PM said the decision was a “flagrant violation” of the Constitution of Zimbabwe and the Global Peace Agreement (GPA).

    “I received a letter dated 13 June 2013 from President Robert Mugabe in which he advised that in a purported compliance with the constitutional judgement he was proclaiming the 28th of June as the sitting day of the nomination court and the 31st as the election day.

    “Thus President Mugabe’s actions are a unilateral and flagrant breach of our constitution and the Global Peace Agreement (GPA),” Tsvangirai said.

    The PM revealed that he has since advised his lawyers to make an urgent court application to reverse the decision. Meanwhile, the Premier has said he will travel tomorrow to the SADC Summit on Zimbabwe in Mozambican capital Maputo to give his position on the development.

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