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Constitutional Amendment 18 of 2007 - Index of articles, opinion and anaylsis
on Constitution Amendment 18 Bill
at House of Assembly September 18, 2007
the special index of articles, analysis and opinion on Constitutional
I stand to add
my voice to the debate on the Constitutional
Amendment Number 18 which is before this House. Indeed today
is the beginning of a historic moment in this House. The speakers
who have spoken before me on this debate have stated very clearly,
the Leader of the House Hon. Chinamasa has already spelt out how
the SADC resolution led to the dialogue that has come to a phase
where we begin to resolve the issue before this House.
We have seen the Berlin
Wall fall, the Cold War between the West and the East come to an
end, and indeed we have seen 27 years of one man imprisoned on an
island becoming a Head of State after 27 years, because there was
the will and the commitment. I bfind today that, between the two
parties who are represented here in this august House, we can find
the solution to the crisis in Zimbabwe. The Amendment is a landmark,
in that it has started to put in place solutions to some of the
issues that have bedeviled our nation of Zimbabwe.
We are in the process
of making history and finding a solution to our crisis. Despite
the divisions that occur between the parties, I think maturity has
come to be realized in this House. It is my honour that I support
and add my voice to the smooth passage and the continued dialogue
between ZANU PF and MDC. Yes, as the Professor and Hon Khupe have
stated, we are one formation when it comes to resolving the issues
that are facing this country, and indeed we are united as Zimbabweans
who are sitting here, who have been elected from all the constituencies
here represented, and it is a duty upon us as elected representatives
to find the solutions to the political, economic and social crisis
we are facing.
Indeed, I support
the smooth passage of this Amendment 18 to the Constitution
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