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Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR)
February 19, 2013
Constitutional Assembly (NCA) on Tuesday 19 February 2013 filed
an urgent chamber application
in the High Court seeking an order interdicting the Zimbabwe Election
Commission from conducting a referendum on the COPAC Draft
Constitution scheduled for 16 March 2013.
In the application,
which was filed by prominent human rights lawyer Alec Muchadehama
of Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni Legal Practitioners, who is a
member of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, the NCA and its chairperson
Lovemore Madhuku wants Proclamation
No. 1 of 2013 issued on Friday 15 February 2013 as Statutory
Instrument No. 19/2013 to be declared unlawful and ultra vires Section
3 of the Referendum Act Chapter 2:10.
The constitutional reform
body also wants the High Court to set aside the proclamation issued
by President Robert Mugabe gazetting 16 March 2013 as the date for
and President Mugabe, the NCA also cited Justice and Legal Affairs
Minister, Patrick Chinamasa and the Director in the Attorney General's
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