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Constitution bulletin day 67
Rights Association (ZimRights)
Sept 16, 2010
intimidation and harassment in Mancaland's Enyathi Mine have
escalated after residents of Ward 8 and surrounding areas participated
boldly at a COPAC outreach meeting held on the 13th of September.
Zanu PF militia
under the lead of a man called Dhodho are going around Ward 8 saying
they want to cut off the heads of all the people who spoke against
the Zanu PF teachings during the outreach meetings held on the 13th
of September. Committees have been set up to compile the names of
all the people who were bold enough to make contributions that disadvantaged
Zanu PF interests.
were able to air their individual concerns during the outreach meetings
because they had information on the constitutional issues. This
area is one of the areas where ZimRights managed to do intensive
civic education on the constitution. Human rights violations have
been rampant in the area, and the area is infamous for the many
rape cases that took place during the 2008 election violence. To
date, only one man was arrested for some of the rape allegations
and given 35 years in prison.
participation has been noted in Matabeleland North, in Mguza District
and participants' views indicate lack of civic education.
A meeting held yesterday, 15 September at Mthombothemba Primary
School was only attended by 45 people, with women constituting the
greater part of the crowd. There were 31 women, 11 males and 3 youths.
Some of the views given by women participants were that there should
not be a land audit, but a one man one farm system should be put
in place, and also that the president should have the power to elect
governors, commissioners and ministers.
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