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  • Confusion reigns supreme in COPAC meetings
    Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association (BPRA)
    September 24, 2010

    Confusion has been the order of the day as COPAC tries to redo meetings that were aborted over the weekend in Bulawayo. On Thursday a meeting in ward 22 at Nkulumane Hall was reduced to a circus after political parties bussed people from other areas. Some suspicious residents who have attended at least five meetings each, contributing heavily dominated the meeting at Nkulumane Hall. Things came to a standstill when a youth in Nkulumane demanded that the meeting be adjourned to give more time to the residents of Nkulumane who apparently were not aware of the meeting to come. In the afternoon, a meeting in Emganwini was cancelled after the headmaster of Emganwini Primary School indicated that he was not advised by his superiors about the meeting. Surprisingly, most of the faces who were at Nkulumane Hall in the morning were also present at Emganwini.

    Another meeting was cancelled today (Friday 24 September 2010) at Cowdray Park . The meeting that was supposed to be held at the Hlalani Kuhle stands was cancelled after residents passed complaints saying that the last aborted meeting was flooded by people from the Nyamandlovu resettlements.

    Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association is yet to confirm from COPAC on the fate of these meetings.

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