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Constitution bulletin day 14
Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
July 05, 2010
Although a low attendance
of about 100 people was recorded at a COPAC facilitated meeting
in Hwange a lot of information was gathered by the outreach team
because of the highly active participation.
Reports from Mpumalanga
in Matebeleland North reveal a high rate of participation, which
has been attributed to a free environment. Key issues at the meeting
were devolution of power to provincial offices, a maximum of two
five year terms for the president's office, the election of
governors and the change of the word disabled to different abled.
They also added that natural resources should benefit locals and
community radio stations should be established for every tribe.
continues in the Zvimba area, Mashonaland West. Reports of people
presumed to be members of the CIO attending the consultation meetings
and shadowing the voices of the residents during the participation
have also been confirmed at a meeting held at Madzima Primary School
today. Cars without numberplates have been seen following around
outreach teams and the unofficial roadblock that has been set in
Murombedzi. Any motorist who wants to go beyond Murombedzi center
has to explain where they are going and why.
Such intimidation and
unwarranted behaviour by the secret state security is detrimental
to the people of Zimbabwe as it defies the whole purpose and effort
to build a democratic Zimbabwe. The writing of a constitution is
every citizen's right and this right should not be violated
by anyone, Instead of wasting resources towards antagonizing the
process, the state security should join the rest of Zimbabweans
and channel theses resources towards everyone's benefit to
come up with a people driven constitution.
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