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COPAC winds up

COPAC winds up

Constitutional Parliamentary Select Committee (Copac) co-chairperson Paul Mangwana has said with the announcement of referendum results on Tuesday the constitutional body is winding up its business. Mangwana who was the ZANU PF top representative in crafting a new constitution that was approved by¬† 3 079 ... Read More »

Disability organisations push for draft constitution alterations

Disability organisations push for draft constitution alterations

The Zimbabwe National League of the Blind (ZNLB) has engaged the three political parties in the inclusive government seeking alterations of clauses in the draft constitution that affect people within the Disability Movement ahead of a general election set for this year. ZNLB Disability Rights ... Read More »

MDC engages CSOs in ‘Yes’ campaign

MDC engages CSOs in ‘Yes’ campaign

The Professor Welshman Ncube led MDC has engaged Civic Society Organisations (CSOs) reportedly left out of the official COPAC constitutional campaigns to assist in carrying out a separate nationwide campaign set to end on March 15. This follows MDC’s pullout from the official campaign at ... Read More »

Disability group slams Copac over braille draft distribution

The Zimbabwe National League of the Blind says the blind and the visually impaired have been excluded from accessing the draft constitution following reports that only 200 braille copies will be circulated nationwide. Ishmael Zhou, the director of the Zimbabwe National League of the Blind ... Read More »

COPAC draft awareness meetings flop in Bulawayo

Public awareness on the proposed constitutional draft had a false start in Bulawayo after two of the initial meetings with residents failed to kick-off. Copac officials failed to turn up for meetings at Killarney Hall and Lockview Primary School meant to raise awareness on the ... Read More »

NCA threatens to block referendum

The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) says its lawyers are working on filing an urgent High Court application on Monday contesting the date set by Government for holding of the referendum. Information officer of the organisation Blessing Ivan Vava told Radio Dialogue that the date is ... Read More »

Constitution indaba in limbo as civil society mulls snub

Civic society organisations under the National Association for Non Governmental Organisations (NANGO) and Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition are threatening to pull out of the constitution Second All Stakeholders’ Conference further casting doubt on the success of the process. The development follows an urgent High Court ... Read More »

Zimbabwean civic organisations fall out over draft charter

Civic organisations opposed to the Parliamentary Select Committee COPAC draft have dismissed the constitution convention organised by the Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition as a non event that is being bankrolled by the international community in support of the draft. Activists who spoke to Radio Dialogue ... Read More »