Mugabe wants hasty end to coalition

2012-10-30 22:57

Harare - Zimbabwe's president says lawmakers must move "frantically and with haste" to finalise a new constitution so elections can be held to end a shaky coalition with the nation's former opposition party.

President Robert Mugabe, opening the last schedule of sittings of the parliament in Harare before its five-year term expires next year, said he wants legislative business wound up so that fresh elections he proposed for March can bring closure to the coalition formed after disputed and violent polls in 2008.

He said rewriting the constitution was a difficult process and had taken three-and-a-half years instead of the 18 months originally planned for.

Mugabe said that if outstanding disputes between the parties were not resolved, the coalition's leaders "will take appropriate steps" to break any deadlock.

He did not elaborate.

  • kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-10-31 08:38

    Zimbaweans want a hasty end to Mugabe and his ZANU PF Government. He has not won an election since the 1990s and is power thanks to that idiot Thabo Mbeki.

  • alan.jerrold - 2012-10-31 08:45

    Hitler - now available in Black.

  • derek.bredenkamp.3 - 2012-10-31 13:13

    Can't say I blame him.

  • bornwell.dennison - 2012-10-31 17:19

    It is always fascinating to listen to the President talking about peace,the hurry to end the Govenment of Unity,peacceful elections.There is still a lot of changes that need to be put in place before elections which he simply doesnt talk about.Something is up here I pray and hope the MDC Leadership and other parties are vigilant all the time,day and night,a slight slip ZANU will come up with a nasty surprise for evryone-I pray to the All-Mighty to hear Zimbabwes cries and free them

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