Updated: Zimbabwe Constitutional Referendum on March 16

Zimbabweans will go to a Constitutional Referendum on March 16.

Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Eric Matinenga, announced today at a press conference in Harare.

At a press conference, Matinenga said the date was agreed by principals this week.

He said his ministry will conduct two meetings in every province to inform people about the draft and encourage them to vote for it.

He said his ministry has already started the campaign in Mashonaland Province and would cover the whole country before March 10.

He said he is lobbying for the referendum to spread over two days to give all the people a chance to vote. He also said he will lobby for the suspension of the Public Order and Security Act to allow his ministry and parliamentarians to conduct meetings with people before the election date.

19 Responses to Updated: Zimbabwe Constitutional Referendum on March 16

  1. Gutter Poet February 13, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Cant wait..it has taken far too long to get to where we are…Lets get this right and out of the way…

  2. mkanya February 13, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    matoisa kure hapana chekumirira apa i saw the draft before finalised n cnt wait to put my x.

  3. sililo February 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    good news godbless zim

  4. Malibongwe February 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    ini hangu ndinovhotera save asi apa paconstitution hatisi tese yangu iNO, handingabvume kudya chingwa mbodza muchiti zviri nani chingwa kwete ndaramba

  5. Moyoza February 13, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Sounds good. The time to boot out mugabage and tswangidiot is near. Viva W. Ncube.

  6. Moyoza February 13, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Sounds good. The time to boot out mugabage and tswangidiot is near. Viva W Ncube. Youa the man.

  7. The Boma of Dzokota February 13, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Moyoza look man zvirotozviroto zvinoperera mukurota Ncube wz dfted by Thoko evry1 knows this kumakata uku h better try councilor kuMatobo bt n mind know that Lovemore Moyo rules ikoko

  8. Moyoza February 13, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Boma and tswangidiot was beaten by E manyonda in buhera south. And everyone kows that. Where is o problem boy. Idiot. Vote your tswangidiot and i will vote for my prof.

  9. godzva February 13, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Mese ingovhotai makanyarara. vamwe ipapa munongoti toda nhingi asi come pakuvhota hamuwanikwe.

  10. Nyongolozi Omnyama February 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    God Bless Zimbabwe

  11. Passmore moyo February 14, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    May God b praised. There is a high degree of maturity in Zimbabwe. Lets view the constitution as a national document not a party issue. Viva Zimbabwe! Zim wil never b a colony again.

  12. civil servant February 14, 2013 at 12:10 am #

    mari yaita..bt motanga matipawo yecensus

  13. Ms Ndlovu February 14, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    Has voter reg gone political.
    I went to reg offices @ market sq only to be told tht they were closed for registration to ‘ordinary citizens’ by 10am but yet acceptn uniformed forces and those with letters from zpf cooperatives up to 4pm.
    Is it not my right to vote?.

    • Musanyepan February 14, 2013 at 9:19 am #

      @ ms Ndlovu. Voter registration is an ongoing process. Its open to every zim citizen. Kubva na 8am to 4pm during the working days. Woendawo ne ma requirements anodiwa kuti urejiste. Don’t politicise everything.

  14. pete edochie February 14, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    We advise the two MDCs to unite in elections inorder to oust ZANU pf and avoid splitting of votes.

  15. Mdava February 14, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Good lord its here. Can’t wait. I think its my democratic right to share my views even though some will not like them

  16. gonarezhou February 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

    Viva zimbabwe at last

  17. chasosa February 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    We can move on as a nation ,this is a platform for preparation of elections. At least our leaders have reflected maturity and is moving towards democratisation .We need every corner,tomy and jack to receive this piece of law for scrutiny and make informed decisions .A BIG NO VIOLENCE

  18. b nkomo February 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Registration of referendum voters! its free for all?

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