Zimbabwe's Mujuru urges tolerance

2012-07-27 11:57

Cape Town - Zimbabwean Vice President Joice Mujuru has urged Zimbabweans and political parties to exercise tolerance and reject violence in the run-up to the country’s constitution referendum and elections, the state owned Herald online reported on Friday.

"The country is in the process of finalising the drafting of our constitution, which is going to be followed by a referendum and general elections.

"These processes are vital in affording our people the opportunity to voice their opinion and as such, we should shun all forms of violence," said Mujuru.

The country's finance minister Tendayi Biti recently told lawmakers that work on the draft of a new constitution had been finalised more than three years after the process started.

A new constitution is a key condition of reforms agreed in 2008 when President Robert Mugabe was forced into a power-sharing deal with his arch-rival Morgan Tsvangirai to avoid a descent into conflict after a violent presidential election.

  • alistair.parkinson - 2012-07-27 12:37

    Coming from a women whose estate is valued at almost equal to the national debt somthing around US$9 billion, much of which inolves blood diamonds and gold from the DRC.........

      millionwatts1 - 2012-07-27 13:16

      Where did you get these figures? From The Sun again?

      alistair.parkinson - 2012-07-27 13:37

      Well, I used to get all my info from news of the world so I now have to settle for the Sun, and the Star, good quality info ;) ..........

  • Raymond - 2012-07-27 13:21

    Check the old beesneus.

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