Zimbabwe Draft Charter Set For Referendum

The draft constitution has gone through parliament unopposed paving the way for a referendum. The new charter is part of SADC's election roadmap towards a free and fair election.


  • Zimbabwe:  Parly Clears Pathway to Referendum

    The Herald, 7 February 2013

    THE draft Constitution is expected to be ready for referendum today after the House of Assembly yesterday adopted a motion on the report on the Constitution-making process and ... read more »

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  • Zimbabwe:  Constitution Motion Moved in Parly

    The Herald, 6 February 2013

    COPAC co-chairperson Mr Douglas Mwonzora (MDC-T) yesterday gave notice to move a motion for the House of Assembly to adopt the report on the progress and outcome of the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  NCA Isolated in Rejecting Draft Constitution

    SW Radio Africa, 6 February 2013

    The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) could turn out to be the only civil society organisation urging a no vote on the draft constitution, sources in Harare said on Wednesday. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  NCA to Hold Door to Door 'Vote No' Campaigns

    The Herald, 5 February 2013

    The National Constitution Assembly is set to hold door to door "Vote No" campaigns to the draft constitution during the forthcoming referendum, alleging that the process was not ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Draft Constitution to Be Presented to Parly Next Week

    The Herald, 30 January 2013

    THE draft Constitution to be presented to Parliament next week recognises 16 languages as the official means of communication in Zimbabwe, among other new provisions. The Lancaster ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Better Than Feared but Far From Ideal

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 29 January 2013

    In September 2012, debates around the draft Zimbabwean Constitution reached a deadlock, with ZANU-PF publishing an alternative version to that put forward ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Final Draft of Zimbabwe Constitution Published

    Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, 28 January 2013

    Three years and seemingly endless politicking and US$40 million later, Zimbabwe's draft constitution is finally ready. read more »


  • Zimbabwe:  PM's Post to Go

    The Herald, 29 January 2013

    THE Prime Minister's Office will be abolished in the new Constitution if the draft that was recently adopted by Principals in the inclusive Government is approved by the ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Independent Body to Investigate Abuses By Security Services

    SW Radio Africa, 28 January 2013

    Any complaints and allegations of misconduct against the members of the notorious armed forces will be investigated by an independent body to be created through an Act of ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Mugabe Wins on New Constitution

    Zimbabwe Standard, 20 January 2013

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe emerged as the greatest winner from last week's agreement on a new compromise draft constitution for the country. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  It's Time We Have New Constitution, Go for Polls

    The Herald, 21 January 2013

    It is retrogressive socially and economically the world over for a country to be gripped by an election fever for years. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Constitution Deal Waives Election Timelines

    The Herald, 21 January 2013

    THE draft Constitution has waived timelines within which President Mugabe can call for elections. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Leaders Agree on Draft Constitution

    SW Radio Africa, 17 January 2013

    The principals in the unity government have announced they have reached agreement on the draft of the constitution presented to them by the cabinet committee on Thursday, paving ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Constitutional Referendum Set for March?

    SW Radio Africa, 16 January 2013

    A date for a referendum might be announced in Harare on Thursday, when the three principals to the GPA meet to receive a draft report of the new constitution. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  MDC-T Walks Out On Cabinet Team

    The Herald, 17 January 2013

    MDC-T yesterday walked out of a Cabinet Committee meeting on Constitution-making after parties disagreed on whether or not to adopt devolution. The committee would now appear ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Copac Negotiations Hit Stumbling Block - Again

    SW Radio Africa, 15 January 2013

    Despite a hopeful breakthrough in the COPAC talks to finalize the drafting of a new constitution, negotiations by a cabinet committee on Tuesday ended without a deal. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Constitution: Principals Issue Ultimatum

    The Herald, 15 January 2013

    Principals to the Global Political Agreement have ordered the Cabinet committee charged with breaking the deadlock stalling the constitution-making process to submit its report to ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Copac Committee Meets Tuesday to Study Proposals

    SW Radio Africa, 11 January 2013

    The Cabinet Committee appointed to finalize the drawing up of a new constitution will meet on Tuesday next week to look at proposals crafted by COPAC co-chairmen. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Constitution - Lessons From Lancaster House

    Zimbabwe Independent, 11 January 2013

    AS Zimbabwe continues with the contentious constitution-making process which continues to drag on three years behind schedule, it should be inspired and draw some critical lessons ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Blow to Constitution Proces

    Zimbabwe Independent, 11 January 2013

    THE special cabinet committee on the constitution is set to meet next week to seek common ground on contentious draft constitution matters which Copac co-chairpersons have failed ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Copac Committee Fails to Meet

    The Herald, 11 January 2013

    The Cabinet Committee charged with ironing out contentious issues in the Constitution-making process failed to meet yesterday as a key MDC-T official is away attending to personal ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Copac Co-Chairpersons Find Common Ground

    The Herald, 9 January 2013

    COPAC co-chairpersons have reportedly agreed on five of the last six outstanding issues stalling the constitution making process, raising hope that there could be a breakthrough ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Using Old Constitution a 'Violation' of GPA

    Zimbabwe Standard, 6 January 2013

    AS plans to conclude the constitution-making process and other key reforms ahead of elections continue to hang in the balance, analysts say it will be disastrous if polls are ... read more »