IN PICTURES: Zimbabwe New Constitution signing.

May 22, 2013, President Mugabe signed into law, a new constitution, phasing out the 1980 Lancaster House document. NewsDay Online gives you, in pictures, the main highlights of the signing ceremony.

All pictures by Aaron Ufumeli.

The signing of the national anthem.

The singing of the national anthem.

....the signing.

….the signing.

President Mugabe signs Zimbabwe's constitutional bill into law while Prime Minister Tsvangirau looks on.

President Mugabe signs Zimbabwe’s constitutional bill into law while Prime Minister Tsvangirai looks on.

Vice President Joice Mujuru and DPM Mutambara.

Vice President Joice Mujuru and DPM Mutambara.

President Mugabe chats with Constitutional Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga ( third from left) while Prime Minister Morgan Tsvavngirai looks on.

President Mugabe chats with Constitutional Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga ( third from left) and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (right).

President Mugabe shares a joke with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

President Mugabe shares a joke with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

DPM Thokozani Khupe and House of Assembly Speaker Lovemore Matombo.

DPM Thokozani Khupe and House of Assembly Speaker Lovemore Moyo.

Some of the government officials who attended the ceremony/

Some of the government officials who attended the ceremony/

President Mugabe chats with PM Tsvangirai.

President Mugabe chats with PM Tsvangirai.

President Mugabe stresses a point.

President Mugabe stresses a point.

Some of the senior government officials who attended the signing ceremony.

Some of the senior government officials who attended the signing ceremony.

..addressing the delegates.
President Mugabe and PM Tsvangirai shake hands after the signing of the new constitution.

President Mugabe and PM Tsvangirai shake hands after the signing of the new constitution.

...off for a photo session after the signing of the new document.

…off for a photo session after the signing.

From left, Standing, Senate President Edna Madzongwe, Justice and legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga, House of Assembly Speaker Lovemore Moyo, and Industry and Commerce Minister and MDC-N leader Welshman Ncube. Seated. Mutambara, Mujuru, Mugabe, and Tsvangirai

From left, Standing, Senate President Edna Madzongwe, Justice and legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku, Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga, House of Assembly Speaker Lovemore Moyo, and Industry and Commerce Minister and MDC-N leader Welshman Ncube.
Seated. Mutambara, Mujuru, Mugabe, Tsvangirai, and Khupe

The delegates pose for a photo.

The delegates pose for a photo.

Compiled by Tapiwa Zivira, Online Reporter

44 Responses to IN PICTURES: Zimbabwe New Constitution signing.

  1. lother May 23, 2013 at 6:37 am #

    Mutambara, Mujuru,Mugabe and Tsvangirai what about her?

    • taps May 23, 2013 at 7:29 am #

      ndatoshayawo kuti vaona mutambara vakasaona munhu mutsvuku akadaro

    • kedzaify May 23, 2013 at 7:41 am #

      deliberately forgotten ..lol

  2. Siyabonga Ndebele Harrison Shumba May 23, 2013 at 6:57 am #

    Thank you NewsDay!

    • shingi May 23, 2013 at 10:54 am #

      All these stooges pictured above have failed to fix the economy since 2008, doubt if they are capable to take us further… we need a completely new regime.

  3. Watcher May 23, 2013 at 7:35 am #

    The biggest challenge is implimentation so let’s see how the cookie crumbles.

  4. Simweena Bantu May 23, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    That’s the beginning disappearance from the political field. Thoko was elbowed out of makokoba by Gordon, she tried Bubi and was rejected by her own people in Mbembesi. What next? She can’t be Morgay’s mistress coz Morgay’s hunting ground is ZANU PF. Unless she defects to the revolutionary party then Morgay will see her. Sorry mvana!

    • Mvelase May 23, 2013 at 9:42 am #

      …Simweena Bantu,as if that changes anything….ungathola isikhathi,ngiyakucela ukuthi uhloniphe abnye abantu lawe uzihloniphe!

  5. milton May 23, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    constitution done next election huya uone zim yonaka

  6. kedzaify May 23, 2013 at 7:43 am #

    uzvibate Simweena Bantu, mvana nguwe..

  7. daddy tee May 23, 2013 at 8:09 am #

    thank u a lot newsday excellent job for giving us news in pictures!welldone

  8. anonymous May 23, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    beautiful pics ,

  9. Mbombo May 23, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Kwanzi vavengi kwete! Isu tega tinozvigona, saka imi vanhu Mdc-t chiregai zvekumhanya mhanya muchitsvaga vanhu vanopinda pakati pedu kwete, ngatigarei pasi tiumbe nyika yedu tega. Madiamonds amurikuchemera ndiyo nguva yekumatetena, mwana wehuku anodya ndiye aripo. Varungu havana pava chakwana apa. Kana takonana tinodaidza muyananisi tese takabatana, otauranesu takabatana, otisayazve takabatana. Kwete kuti patsanura, Bob aramba!

    • emmanuel kanyoka May 23, 2013 at 8:28 am #

      imi vezanu pf chiregaiwo kutengesa nyika kuma china nemaindia tivakewo nyika yedu tega

  10. Chiguvari May 23, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    Thats a milestone

  11. blazo May 23, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    thanks Newsday for the pictures. Zvinofadza kuona vatungamiri vemapato anopikisana vachishanda pamwe, ko isu vatsigiri vacho, tinorovanireyi vamwe. lets appreciate if someone likes the colour green, blue, red, black or white ndozvaada izvozvo. Unodireyi kumanikidza vamwe KUDA ZVAUNODA IWE, ko zvake zvinozodiwa nani. Lets unite as one country, one people Ma Zimbabwe

  12. Feya feya May 23, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Congradulations Zimbabwe we have done it,we now want unity of purpose ,development.

  13. ght May 23, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Nice pictures, keep going Zim. Thank you newsday for such wonderful pictures of our leaders

  14. My Word May 23, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    I am saddened that the village politician is nowhere to be seen. Did they not invite him?

  15. My Word May 23, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Sorry he is there!
    Why not he is one of us.

  16. kodobo May 23, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    handover ceremony

  17. Mahwani May 23, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    Ko ma securocrats aripi? Jonho we musorodamba hatisikumuonawo, aripo here?

    Saka kubata gidi hakusiriko kutonga.

    • Ralph May 23, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

      Hahahahahaha iwe wazondinakidza. Exactly what I wanted to say. The foto which speaks volume is the second one from the bottom. That foto simply tells us who is who in the politics of Zimbabwe. Ngwena hamukwane apa, VaMtasa hamukwane apa. Those are the only people who matter the rest Havana basa, worse for the securocrats, to hell with history. Hahahahahahahahaha.Where are u Nyikayaramba? Where are u Chihuri? Zimhondi where ar u? Chiwenda (Chiwenga) where are u? U are buried in history and we don’t want to live with historical people, let history take you along with itself. KuZanu PF (I am not their supporter tho) to hell with Ngwenya. Ngwena u cant compete with Mai Mujuru, NO NO NO NO NO.

  18. mudamburi May 23, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    i was suggesting that in the coming elections we could introduce polling station results card system .with this system we could eliminate rigging .after results are counted at every polling station a card has to competed with the results and signed by the polling station officials and party reps and then a result card will be given to each political party partcipating in the elections and so that each political party can then add up the figures for each constituancy and if the figures which will be announced by zec are different then political parties can then challenge the results of the election even at sadc and the court ,using the polling station result cards as a basis rather than in the past were we did say we have been rigged but without any supporting evidence .the results cards should form the basis of the election results.this will eliminate rigging .

    • wangdu May 23, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      though there were no cards but all party agents were always there at the time of counting and it was their duty to take all figures at the polling station were they will have been deployed. if there were no figures supplied by these agencies it means they were not loyal to their parties or else it was just a matter of cooking stories to suit what they wanted it to taste.

  19. WOUNDED LION May 23, 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Muchenjere kutanga kuburitsirwa ma election results ekuChimanimani epaMbare asati aburitswa!

  20. Peter Bangarombe May 23, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Many thanks NewsDay. When you see the pictures you do not need to say a word. Keep up the wonderful journalism.

  21. Mandla May 23, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    Ko uTswangirai didnt sign why madhodha?,
    No he js suposed 2 nguGPA princepal.

    Kikikiki zintu zvemadhara izvi!!
    They r js spectators
    kikikiki
    History and written records shall have one signature
    kikiki

    • Ralph May 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      Its the president who signs for your own information. Constitutions and many laws are signed by the president very rarely do we have multiple signatories. I hope you get it.

  22. Patriot May 23, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    this is what Chiwenga hates most from the sitting creteria……He Knows when Mugabe goes Tsvangirai will be the President of Zim…….and Mujuru Zanu President…..no Mnagangwa in the picture for development so he insisits people vote the tired Mugabe in office so he can create a coup to the rise of Mnangangwa ……alias we will vote tsvangirai in office and so Mujuru who is part of us like REX will congradulates us in office

  23. Tendayi May 23, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    @mudamburi
    e system was always similar 2 wt u r sayin
    counting n release of results r sign off by all political agents in agreement. READ Tswangirai book At e Deep end, its wel explaind poll station results r signd off by all political agency on ea box too

  24. Lovemore Chikanya May 23, 2013 at 10:17 am #

    The beginning has started, thanks Mr President & Mr Prime Minister. We have turned over a new leaf. Let us labour for our country and fellowmen/women, youth and the youngest. Love must reign supreme in our hearts. Violence must repel in our backyards and the Almighty shall hallow our days. This is our Zimbabwe. Let peace dwell here!

  25. Moses May 23, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Moving to the right drection as a nation. G p a is great fo our future.

  26. Moses May 23, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Whatbreak thru. Thats the fruts pple’ pwer.

  27. Mai Svodai May 23, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Mdara akutaura zvechikuru, next yr tinenge taa kumbomu consulta azorora hake. Gore rino hatiti arohwa maelection but kuti aendeswa kundozorora.

    Elders of the state will be respected.

  28. Simweena Bantu May 23, 2013 at 11:30 am #

    @Mudamburi, you represent the MDC family. They just talk about things they don’t know and don’t bother to ask. Since 1980 votes were being counted at polling station and signed for by polling agents of the respective parties. 2005 we introduced the posting of results at a polling station. Are you a registered voter, Mudamburi? You should know these things mhani, why embarass your fellow MDC idiots. Nyaya yenyu yokungoda kuchinja chinja, hamuchazivi nezvinoda kuchinjwa. Munonyadzisa mhani.

  29. chirandu May 23, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    ART-Free education for all, nomore extra lessons headache, All money from mines must go to treasury for the developments of the country, individual indeginisation is not ok for only a few are benefiting

  30. Watcher May 23, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    Newsday leads &others follow keep up the innovative sense & continue giving us undiluted neutral news.

  31. simon May 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    If everything else goes this way…. So that really there is genuine unity… “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!” (New King James Version)
    “See how good and how pleasing it is for brothers to be living together in harmony!”(Bible in Basic English)

  32. Tambaoga Shirichena May 23, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Compliments for a job well done in capturing all the proceedings. The photographic messages reveal emotional issues characteristic of joy, smiles and jubilations across the political divide as the new Supreme law came into existence.

  33. tino fara kuona vatungamiri vachiita chunhu chimwe panguva ino yatiri pasina mhirizhonga.

  34. NDINI May 23, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    A quote by Save to Mugabe yesterday, ”You will go down politically as a happy man”. Yes Zimbabwe tatora

  35. Meseitaikwazvo May 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Zimbabwe is already in the books of history for creating a creature called GPA alongside Kenya.

  36. TatesOwn May 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    From the comments above,it really feels as if the pics posted here have evoked a real sense of togetherness,oneness,and a sense of a common destiny for zimbabweans as shown by the country’s leaders during this ceremony. To the analytical mind,if the leaders in the pics above wanted to put across such a message and the pple of zim have welcomed such a message,then who is causing the confusion at the reg centres. Who is beating up pple in the villages and twnships. Who then is threatning the pple with war and tourture. Who really is working against the will of all these pple. There can only be one answer. Its all those noise makers who are not IN THE PICTURE. The pple that have everything to loose if the pple In THE PICTURE are given the full mandate to take this country in the direction that everybody else in this country wants. The pple who are not IN THE PICTURE r the real ENEMIES OF THE STATE.

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