President Robert Mugabe signed the Zimbabwe Constitutional Bill into law at State House this afternoon.
Report by Tapiwa Zivira, Online Reporter
The new document- approved by over 90 percent of Zimbabweans in a referendum held in March- replaces the 1980 Lancaster House Constitution that came out of negotiations at the country’s independence from Britain.
The ceremony was attended by top government officials, diplomats, and representatives of non-governmental organisations.
Mugabe’s unity government partners, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, Vice President Joice Mujuru, and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara were among those in attendance.
The formulation of a new constitution is part of the Global Political Agreement, a power sharing deal signed by the main political parties in 2008
The signing of the new constitution marks a major milestone towards the harmonised elections expected this year.
More details to follow in tomorrow’s edition of Newsday