Zimbabwe

Charter: Zim parties to have final say

2012-07-30 11:57
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Cape Town - Principals in Zimbabwe’s inclusive government will have the final say on the country’s draft constitution to be tabled at the second all stakeholders conference scheduled for next month, according to a report.

Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said recommendations on amendments would be brought to the principals for a final draft, the Herald online reported on Monday.

The report said the three political parties in the Global Political Agreement (GPA) were already meeting separately to come up with their positions on the new charter.

President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF, which met on Friday, has already indicated the need for some amendments on certain clauses of the draft, while the MDC has recommended the draft should be adopted.

The proposed constitution would curtail presidential powers and impose a two-term limit of 10 years. Mugabe has been in power since Zimbabwe's 1980 independence.

It would also strip the president of immunity from prosecution once he leaves office, a major concern for Mugabe who fears being hauled to court over human rights abuses.

The draft also foresees compensation for white farmers who were forced off their land by Mugabe's controversial land reforms, and protects the property rights of the new farmers.

- News24

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