Themes Archives: Constitution

Mugabe, Gono and the Rule of Law by RAU

At the root of Mugabe’s approach to the law is the notion that rules, including the national constitution, its subsidiary laws, and indeed, the ZANU PF party constitution are not inviolable. With this attitude as the foundation of governance by successive Mugabe-led regimes, the whole edifice of legality and constitutionalism has crumbled. For example, Mugabe [...]

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Submissions on the Call for Independent Commissions Nominations

The Forum applauds the parliament’s move to operationalize the independent commissions set out in the Constitution of Zimbabwe.   Since 1998, the Forum has been working with survivors of organized violence and torture.  Between 2009 and 2011, the Forum carried out a series of outreach meetings to gather the views of the people of Zimbabwe regarding [...]

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Govt invites applications for local commercial broadcasting service licences

On 20 November 22, 2013 the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) invited applications for local commercial radio broadcasting services in 25 areas of the country including all major cities and towns such as Bindura, Chegutu, Chipinge, Chiredzi, Chirundu, Gwanda, Hwange, Lupane, Marondera, Plumtree, Redcliff, Rusape and Zvishavane. While MMPZ welcomes this invitation, there are several [...]

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Referendum Report by Zimbabwe Election Support Network

On the 16th March 2013, the people of Zimbabwe voted in a historic Referendum for the New Constitution for their country, the second time they have done so since achieving independence in 1980. The first time was in February 2000 when citizens rejected the draft constitution but 13 years later, they overwhelmingly endorsed the draft [...]

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