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Parliamentary Monitor: Issue 23
Monitoring Trust (Zimbabwe)
February 16, 2012
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words! Anyone who read the newspapers could have been confused.
Below, we quote verbatim what was said about the constitution. It
is for readers to conclude! The draft is a systematic attack on
Zimbabwe where the drafters have become drifters by drifting away
from the views of the people. This draft exposes the poverty of
Government. The drafters have failed and if they are not changed,
it means there won't be any Constitution to talk of.” Professor
Jonathan Moyo. "The draft is the Kariba
Draft on a Copac letterhead. As long as the process exclusively
remains in the hands of political parties, the draft constitution
will remain a political game. Each provision there will reflect
a political position of one party or the other. That does not deserve
to be described as a Constitution. This is what was rejected long
ago because the draft does not reflect the views of the people and
we will reject it if it comes that way.” Professor Lovemore
we do not expect anyone to smuggle foreign ideas other than what
was said by the people of Zimbabwe. There is no need for Zimbabweans
to panic because they have a right to reject a tampered with constitution.
All Copac has to do is respect the will of the people and they have
no right to manipulate the views of the people." Kurauone Chihwayi.
a shrewd move by people who have run out of options on how to contain
Mugabe on the way of democratically barring him from running again
for the presidency. It maybe ZANU PF elements calling out for help
that through a constitutional amendment Mugabe may be stopped from
contesting the next election,’ Dewa Mavhinga. "A lot
of raw data came out of the outreach. This data has been analysed
producing constitutional principles and a booklet on proposed constitutional
issues. The constitutional principles set out the broad parameters
on what must be addressed in the Constitution whilst the constitutional
issues address the constitutional detail" Strictly there is
no draft available. The Select Committee is still to interrogate
and review what has been placed before them. This further breach
of confidentially is reckless, irresponsible and unfortunate,"
Hon Eric Matinenga.
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