Zanu-PF Meets Again To Discuss Zim Constitution

President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF will meet for another special session after the Movement for Democratic Change rejected the former ruling party's amendments to the draft constitution.

Zimbabwe statehouse: The final draft of the constitution - with the most significant reforms aimed at political and legal systems - needs to be finalised in preparation for a referendum.

  • Zimbabwe:  Test Copac and Zanu-PF Drafts - Zuma

    Zimbabwe Independent, 24 August 2012

    SADC facilitator to the Zimbabwe crisis, South African President Jacob Zuma, says it has been suggested an alternative way of resolving the current impasse on the draft ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Draft Impasse Opportunity for Consensus (opinion)

    Zimbabwe Independent, 24 August 2012

    THE next six months will be crucial for Zimbabwe. The outcome of the controversial constitution-making process - particularly the fate of the flawed Copac draft - will give us an ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zanu-PF's Draft Charter Revisions Dismissed as 'Outrageous'

    SW Radio Africa, 23 August 2012

    There have been harsh words, shock, disbelief and anger expressed by officials from the MDC-T, civic groups and ordinary Zimbabweans, in response to the revised draft charter ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC Formations Reject Zanu-PF Amendments to Draft Constitution

    SW Radio Africa, 22 August 2012

    Both MDC formations in the coalition government have rejected outright amendments to the draft constitution being proposed by ZANU PF. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Principals Get Zanu-PF Amended Draft

    The Herald, 22 August 2012

    Principals to the Global Political Agreement are now seized with the draft Constitution incorporating proposed amendments by Zanu-PF, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zanu-PF, MDCs Clash At Jomic Constitution Review

    Zimbabwe Independent, 21 August 2012

    REPRESENTATIVES of the MDC formations in the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (Jomic) last week clashed with Zanu PF politburo members Jonathan Moyo and Oppah ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Fails to Send Constitutional Amendments to Principals

    SW Radio Africa, 21 August 2012

    Robert Mugabe on Monday failed to send his party's amendments to the draft constitution to the leaders of the MDC formations in the unity government, despite reportedly promising ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Draft Constitution - Zanu-PF Rejects Running Mates Clause

    ThinkAfricaPress, 20 August 2012

    A draft provision proposing vice-presidents be elected in joint tickets with presidents has proven controversial. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Politburo Shreds Draft Constitution

    Zimbabwe Independent, 20 August 2012

    ZANU PF on Thursday finished consolidating its amendments to the controversial Copac draft constitution, coming up with its own document to be presented to the three principals in ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  'Parties Must Negotiate'

    Zimbabwe Independent, 20 August 2012

    THE stalemate over the latest Copac draft constitution can only be resolved if the MDC formations enter into renegotiation with Zanu PF, civic society has warned. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Draft Constitution: Let the Women Speak

    The Herald, 20 August 2012

    THE constitution-making process in Zimbabwe has been one of the most publicized issue in Zimbabwe's media in the past year with the Constitution Select Committee (Copac)'s numerous ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Copac Draft Not Final - Chinamasa

    The Herald, 13 August 2012

    Zanu-PF Copac management committee member, Cde Patrick Chinamasa, says the draft constitution is not final and can be subjected to a raft of changes by parties in the inclusive ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zanu-PF Negotiators Were Not Sensitive Enough - Gumbo

    The Herald, 11 August 2012

    ZANU-PF audited the draft Constitution because its negotiators were not sensitive enough to the party's position and overlooked key issues, party spokesperson, Cde Rugare Gumbo, ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC Urged to Return to Constitution Drafting Table

    SW Radio Africa, 10 August 2012

    The MDC formations in government have been urged to take advantage of ZANU PF's reluctance to endorse the new constitution and return the document to the drafting table. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC Youth Rally to Discuss the New Constitution Draft (press release)

    Movement for Democratic Change, 10 August 2012

    Hundreds of MDC Harare province Youth Assembly members will on Saturday converge at Ruben Chizungu shopping centre in Epworth, Harare for a youth rally that will be addressed by ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe's Party Rejects Constitution

    SW Radio Africa, 9 August 2012

    ZANU PF's top decision making body ended a marathon meeting about the new constitution in the early hours of Thursday morning, stating it will not accept the draft in its current ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Parties Divided Over New Constitution

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 9 August 2012

    After three years in the making, Zimbabwe's proposed 150-page draft constitution was deemed unacceptable by President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party and rejected by civil society. ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Constitution Reform Statement - Woza (press release)

    Sokwanele, 6 August 2012

    Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) have completed a member's consultation regarding political developments in Zimbabwe. The activity was conducted to keep members briefed on the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Draft Constitution - Politburo Holds Crucial Meeting

    The Herald, 9 August 2012

    Zanu-PF'S Politburo was late last night locked up in a crucial meeting where the party's highest decision-making body outside congress was expected to come up with its final ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zanu-PF Politburo Meet Again to Discuss Draft Constitution

    SW Radio Africa, 8 August 2012

    The deeply divided ZANU PF politburo was meeting again on Wednesday for the fourth time in a fortnight to try and come out with a consensus on the draft constitution. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Reflecting On Zimbabwe's Constitution-Making Process (opinion)

    Sokwanele, 8 August 2012

    "A constitution is not the act of a government, but of a people constituting a government" - Thomas Paine read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Zanu-PF Seeking Changes to Draft Constitution

    SW Radio Africa, 8 August 2012

    ZANU PF is reportedly seeking changes to the draft constitution, despite signing off on the document before its release. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  WOZA Says Too Many Compromises in Constitution

    SW Radio Africa, 7 August 2012

    Pressure group Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) has criticised the new draft constitution for containing too many compromises by the MDC parties in government. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Parties Draw Battlelines Over New Constitution

    Zimbabwe Independent, 4 August 2012

    BATTLE LINES are drawn over the latest Copac draft constitution, with Zanu PF trying to force wholesale amendments to the document while the two MDC parties endorsed it without ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Biti Explains Draft Constitution At Press Conference

    SW Radio Africa, 3 August 2012

    Zimbabweans under the new constitution will be entitled to demand information from the state for the purpose of accountability, the MDC-T secretary-general Tendai Biti said on ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Draft Charter Ignores Public Views On Executive Powers

    SW Radio Africa, 2 August 2012

    The draft constitution produced by the parliamentary select committee, COPAC, has been strongly criticized by legal experts and activists who say that it ignores the fact that ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Drama Follows Constitution to the End

    Financial Gazette, 1 August 2012

    IT all started in a dramatic fashion and it looks set to end with drama. read more »

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