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PM says Mugabe flouts Constitution
in Zimbabwe Coalition
June 13, 2013
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).
a letter dated 13 June 2013 from President Robert Mugabe in which
he advised that in a purported compliance with the constitutional
was proclaiming the 28th of June as the sitting day of the nomination
court and the 31st as the election day.
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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