This presentation uses the concept of citizenship to understand the objectives of self-organisation among civic society players and grass roots movements. It is based on experiences and research conducted by the National Constitutional Assembly in Zimbabwe.
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HARARE — Zimbabwe’s draft constitution was sent to parliament Tuesday, where it is expected to be approved after it was overwhelmingly endorsed by citizens in a March referendum. The charter will be debated next week in the lower house and senate.
The idiots of the 21st century are not those who oppose and question undemocratic decisions taken by politicians and labelled ‘nhinhi” at every turn, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn from history.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Election Officer Lovemore Sekeramayi has announced the following as the results for Saturday’s referendum on a new constitution. Yes Vote: 3,079,966 and the No Vote: 179,000. There were 56,627 spoilt papers.
Not too long ago, we had Finance minister Tendai Biti telling us of a paltry figure of less than US$250 being the balance in our national coffers. The referendum on the draft constitution is expected to cost between US$85 million and US$100 million.
I wish to continue my contribution on national topical issues as a citizen belonging to a Traditional African religion and share with fellow interested citizens how every inch of these national developments also affect the church and vice versa.
For over 15 years the people of Zimbabwe have demanded a new people-driven democratic constitution to replace the compromise and lop-sided 1979 Lancaster Constitution which, with convenient self-serving amendments by Zanu PF, has been the back-bone of a dictatorial and increasingly neoliberal state.
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says Zimbabwe will likely hold presidential and parliamentary elections in July, after voting on a new constitution in March. The government has already set a March 16 date for the constitutional referendum.