The Herald (Harare)

5 February 2013

Zimbabwe: MPs Resume Sitting

A MOTION seeking permission to present the national report and the draft Constitution is expected to take centre-stage when the House of Assembly resumes sitting today. The House of Assembly resumes sitting after adjourning for the festive period last December.

Copac recently adopted the draft after the original document was revised by principals in the inclusive Government.

After the motion is moved, Copac is expected to present the report tomorrow.

The Constitution-making process reached a deadlock following the Second All Stakeholders' meeting when Zanu-PF raised a number of issues in the document the party claimed were not in tandem with what was said by the majority of Zimbabweans as contained in the national statistical report.

A Cabinet committee comprising seven members was then established to resolve the differences but failed to find common ground prompting the principals to intervene.

If Parliament adopts the draft a nationwide publicity campaign will commence as soon as possible.

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