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Constitution bulletin day 42
Human Rights Association (ZimRights)
August 17, 2010
meetings held in Karoi urban, over the week end recorded low turnout.
held at Pakarepaye Primary School, was attended by as few people
It has generally
been observed that consultation meetings in the urban areas are
registering low turn out. This has been mostly attributed to the
shortcoming on the mobilizing strategy. The district Administrators
and the Provincial Administrators are not playing their mobilizing
In the rural
areas of Karoi, most meetings have been changed from 10am to12 noon.
This was done to cater for people who will be ferried from the nearby
farms. It is also reported that there is an increase in the number
of people who are being chased away from meetings in the province,
because they are not residents from the area. Most people are being
chased away after they air the views that go against the popular
of concern also noted in the province is the counting system being
used to determine whether people strongly agree or disagree to a
view raised, or in cases of divided opinion. In previous meetings,
if anyone raised a view in opposition to a raised view then it was
considered divided opinion, but an issue is only recorded under
divided opinion if at least 30% of the people present at the meeting
share a different view with the rest of the crowd. This strategy
already excludes the views of the minority even before referendum.
increase of youth participation was recorded in the province on
Saturday, 14 August. From the crowd of 338 that gathered at Matena
Business Center in Murewa, 125 were youths. From most meetings youths
constituted less than a quarter of the group, but in this meeting
they were over a third of the group.
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