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Copac announces stringent measures

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Copac has announced stringent measures for implementation when the outreach programme resumes in Harare to avoid a repeat of violence that erupted during the constitution outreach meetings in the city.

Co-chairperson Douglas Mwonzora on Wednesday said Copac has put certain measures to ensure all the meetings in the city would be redone without any disruptions or acts of political violence and intimidation.

Mwonzora said some of the conditions set include having the co-ministers of Home Affairs, Theresa Makone and Kembo Mohadi and Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri draw up a detailed and tangible plan on how they were going to maintain law and order during the repeats of the outreach programmes.

He said Copac would also demand a lot of cooperation from the state broadcaster, ZBC, which during the violent Harare outreach meetings defied Copac’s request to flight adverts to announce the meeting venues.

He said the other condition is to task political parties to take responsibility for the behaviour of their supporters.

The major political parties involved would also be mandated to reiterate their commitment to ensure the constitution-making process was successfully completed.

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