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New Zimbabwe constitution put to parliament

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…
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Mugabe’s powers up in smoke

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s new draft constitution — agreed on by the country’s warring political protagonists — has severely eaten into President Robert Mugabe’s hitherto imperial executive powers, Constitutional Affairs minister Eric Matinenga…
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Presidential running mates shelved

Principals to the GPA agreed on Thursday to retain the contentious issue of the running mates in the new constitution, but the relevant chapter will be suspended for 5 years and will have no effect in this year’s elections.
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Tsvangirai statement on new constitution

This is, without doubt, a defining moment in our nation’s political, social and economic trajectory. The journey that we have traveled up to this critical point has been long and arduous. Indeed, there were occasions when it seemed there…
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Tsvangirai insists Ncube should be involved

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai personally called MDC-N leader Welshman Ncube who was in Uganda for a COMESA conference last week and advised him that he had to be involved as one of the Principals in the constitution making process.
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NCA attack MDC-T for attacking NCA

The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) dismisses with the utmost contempt a press statement from the MDC-T’s Information Department attacking the NCA Chairperson Professor Lovemore Madhuku over comments attributed to him in the state…
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