Radio Netherlands Worldwide

SSO Login

More login possibilities:

Close
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
Home
Tuesday 21 October  
President Mugabe (right), PM Tsvangirai conclude constitution-making process
Map
Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

Focus on new Zimbabwe charter ignores other reforms

Published on : 22 January 2013 - 12:39pm | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: AFP)
More about:

While the Constitution drafting team sets to work preparing the final draft of a new charter agreed to by the government principals last week, debate over what was agreed and what it means for the country’s elections has intensified.

By Tererai Karimakwenda as published by our partner SW Radio Africa

As the political parties celebrate an agreement after three years of bickering, the other key reforms stipulated by the Global Political Agreement (GPA) have slowly faded into the background and elections have become the one thing government appears to be concerned with.

McDonald Lewanika, Director of the Crisis Coalition, told SW Radio Africa that other reforms stipulated by the GPA, that are essential to ensure a credible poll, have been sidelined and elections are now the focus. He explained that at least one important reform, the Constitution, has finally been completed.

“Of course the other reforms that are critical for us to hold free and fair elections have been sidelined as people focused on this long running episode of the Constitution making process, which I think is unfortunate. But from a political psychology point of view, the Constitution was the biggest prize,” Lewanika said.

Related content

He added: “I have to agree with those who say we need to hold on opening the champagne bottle, because the definitive process that is supposed to take place which is the referendum, we do not yet know when that will be. And we have no date for elections either.”

Read the full article here.

 

Most popular news in this dossier

In 2011, nine independent Ivorian newspapers were forced to shut after two month

World's media chiefs press African leaders on freedoms

Editors and publishers from across the world have singled out the governments of Egypt, Ethiopia, South...
An Internally Displaced Person (IDP) child cries as his mother tries to console

DRC: Hope for kids in Kinshasa

Despite horrific abuses perpetrated against women and children, the atrocities in the Democratic Republic of...
A scientist works in a laboratory at the International Livestock Research Instit

Africa: Four reasons skilled workers leave - and how to keep them

As African countries pursue policies designed to encourage economic growth, freer movement of talented people...
Vangelis Moras (seen left) of Greece and Emmanuel Emenike of Nigeria position fo

Nigeria need polish but improve steadily

In the third profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at...
Manchester City star and African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Touré (seen left),

Ivory Coast fields powerful World Cup squad

In the first profile of Africa's World Cup contenders in Brazil, football analyst Nick Said looks at...

Discussion

Passbeemedia 16 July 2014 - 4:16pm / Passbeemedia

Have you any idea exactly why don’t you would possibly attempt higher to help you out increase your website, the program will apt to be much easier come to be into the this great site seeking continuous-duty electric motor. Appreciate phrase several of these mindset knowledge of state. Great generate, well done.!
https://www.passbeemedia.com/buy-ibeacon/

Hodoolan 8 July 2014 - 8:47am

Their component parts can be found in products from more than 100 industry categories, including food Agriculture Repair Manuals processing equipment, industrial machinery, firearms and many more.

GabrielJ 5 March 2014 - 2:59pm

A very awesome blog post. The article touches many urgent challenges in our society. We can not be indifferent to these issues. This article gives the light in which we can watch our real life. Keep it up. http://vrprincesskj.com

graceboy 8 November 2013 - 1:35pm / USA

The new you shared here is of great importance. As you have shared here about the issue of Zimbabwe charter ignoring the other reforms. I think soon the debate over what was agreed and what it means to the country will soon be over and the political issue is resolved. hope there will be a solution to the problem.
http://www.windows8-problems.com

Anonymous 3 August 2013 - 6:56am / USA

Do you know why don’t you might try higher to assist you improve your blog, the program will likely to be much easier become inside the this site seeking continuous-duty motor. Appreciate expression many of these mindset familiarity with country. Great write, well done.!
http://salaryformedicalassistant.com

paleo Diet 30 August 2013 - 10:42pm

yea rightly said..Well written
www.paleobreakfastrecipe.com

paleo Diet 30 August 2013 - 10:38pm / Usa

yes i totally agree with u
www.paleodietrecipe.com

Anonymous 3 August 2013 - 6:56am / USA

It is unbelievable to understand anyone spot so much useful to an interest. We're grateful I discovered that.
http://dutiesofamedicalassistant.com

Anonymous 3 August 2013 - 6:55am / USA

I'm genuinely contented My spouse and i used your time to understand with in the first sections.
http://onlineschoolsformedicalassistant.com

Mendez 25 July 2013 - 7:28am / USA

I will try and trace the experiences I saw during the war of liberation while I was in Mozambique and what I experienced, said Muchinguri who is seen as a walking encyclopedia of the country’s war of liberation. Thanks.
Regards,
http://www.dataentryservice.org/why-choose-our-data-entry-company/

Post new comment

Please be reminded all comments must be in English, short and to the point - guideline 250 words. Abusive and inappropriate comments will be removed.

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <p> <br>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.

More information about formatting options