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Constitution bulletin day 2
Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
June 25, 2010
All hell broke lose
in Mashonaland West as COPAC outreach teams ran for their lives,
after getting threats from rowdy local youths.
delays, which were supposed to smooth out the process, the Chinhoyi
outreach teams did not have it easy today. Public consultations
in the area were fruitless due to disturbances caused by some suspected
ZANU PF thugs citing that they should be escorted by the police.
All the people who had gathered for the meetings were forced to
go back home, while the COPAC representatives were chased away by
the gangs. Due to administration challenges outreach teams, instead
of traveling with police officers, had been informed that police
officers will be waiting for them at the meeting points.
The outreach members
went back to the departure point where they were waiting for a meeting
at 3pm today to map the way forward.
Meanwhile, in Marondera,
the outreach teams were relaxing in the hotels, as there was no
progress due to unspecified reasons. However, the team leaders went
out into the communities to apologize for the inconveniences caused
and to inform the people that without fail the public meetings will
In Manicaland, reports
have revealed that things are running smoothly. Despite the delays
of late deployment encountered yesterday, public meetings are going
on Zimbabweans to put their political differences aside and join
in the constitution
making process. The success of this process lies in the cooperation
and efforts of every Zimbabwean.
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