Zimbabwe referendum in March

2013-02-13 18:13

Harare - Zimbabwe's prime minister announced on Wednesday that the country will hold a constitutional referendum in March followed by elections in July, a timetable that will decide the fate of veteran President Robert Mugabe.

"There will be a referendum in March," said Morgan Tsvangirai, Mugabe's rival in the power sharing government.

Douglas Mwonzora, a spokesperson for Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change, told AFP the referendum will be held on 16 March.

Zimbabweans will be asked to vote on a basic law that would, for the first time, set presidential term limits and abolish the head of state's immunity.

It would also set the stage for a presidential and legislative election that will be held in July, according to Tsvangirai.

  • - 2013-02-13 19:08

    A very long half year for Zimbos.

  • gerald.yapp - 2013-02-13 19:10

    What's the point? We know who will win?

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-02-13 19:11

    Dictator drop dead!!

  • tom.carrington.395 - 2013-02-13 19:25

    It is shameful to even report such an article and act as if Zimbabwe is a democracy. We all know that mugabe loves power and will continue destroying Zimbabwe till he dies and burns in hell!!!!!

  • mordikaai.speak - 2013-02-14 08:29

    Just a question are all there citizens here in SA going to vote?

  • didmus.trymorehlatywayo - 2013-02-15 09:46

    in the refferendum they suppose to abide zimbos in diaspora to vote please

  • Dunmore Kusano - 2013-02-28 20:00

    surprising that the same politicians who could not come up with a draft constitution for 4 years now want to hurry the old rural folk into a yes vote. What is it that they want to hide? To gratify their personal desires? To yes a faulty thing in the hope of a assumed future two-thirds majority win then change the constitution? Personal egos, no national considerations! Remember the most unholy trinity... me, myself and I! What a sham and shame!

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