Constitutional process creeps forward

HARARE - Lawyers for the three main parties have finished drafting talking points or questions that will be posed by constitutional outreach teams in engaging the people on their wishes for a revised basic document.

The points have been organized by themes – including founding principles, separation of state powers, the legislature, the judiciary and a bill of rights among others, sources close to the process said.

Zimbabweans will be asked if they want an executive president or prime minister, for instance, and whether term limits should apply to top offices.

The government is struggling to raise US$28 million for the revision process, with some US$6 million in hand for the outreach phase.

Parliamentary and Constitutional Affairs Minister, Eric Matinenga, said it was up to the management committee in charge of the process to launch the consultation phase after meeting May 10 to adopt the talking points.

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