LEGAL experts and politicians said the low voter turnout during last weekend’s referendum could signal lack of confidence in the Copac draft constitution and GPA leadership.
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GWERU — Zimbabwe’s new constitution, if adopted in the March 16 referendum, will give people the right to take top government officials to the constitutional court for poor performance. (more…)
Zimbabwe’s new constitution, if adopted in the March 16 referendum, will give people the right to take top government officials to the constitutional court for poor performance.
Morgan Tsvangirai told his supporters that he had an obligation to accept the new draft constitution.
EDUCATION minister David Coltart has dismissed the Copac-led draft constitution as racist, arguing the clause on land perpetuated racial discrimination.
THE Copac awareness campaign to unpack the contents of the draft constitution has been hit by apathy in some areas across the country amid reports that some of the meetings were rescheduled to next week due to poor attendance.
Copac co-chair Edward Mkhosi has claimed that pressure groups which are lobbying for the rejection of the draft constitution are scared that devolution of power will rob them of employment.
ZANU PF supporters and MPs on Monday snubbed Copac campaign meetings to canvass for a YES vote for the draft constitution in Redcliff and Mbizo in Kwekwe ahead of the March 16 referendum.
Copac has admitted that it produced too few copies of the full draft constitution to be distributed countrywide and that only 500 copies have been allocated per district.
THE National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) has courted the support of peripheral labour organisations and civic groups in its bid to campaign for a “NO” vote against the draft constitution in the referendum slated for March 16 this year.