CONSTITUTION WATCH 11/2010
[21st June 2010]
There have been a number of last minute changes to the outreach teams – people withdrawing, replacements being found, miscommunications, etc., so COPAC has had to do a considerable amount of sorting out and updating lists. We are assured that these are the latest correct lists, but the provincial centres will have the most up-to-date information as they will be continuously notified of any last minute changes.
Official Launch of Constitution Outreach Programme
In Article 6 of the GPA the three political parties acknowledge that “it is the fundamental right and duty of the Zimbabwean people to make a constitution by themselves and for themselves,” and the Parliamentary Select Committee in charge of the constitution-making process is accordingly mandated to “hold such public hearings and such consultations as it may deem necessary in the process of public consultation over the making of a new constitution”. This public consultation process has become generally known as the Constitution Outreach. [Article 6 also envisaged that the Outreach would be concluded by November 2009, but that has proved far too optimistic.]
The Constitution Outreach programme was formally launched at the Harare International Conference Centre on Wednesday 16th June. The ceremony started very late. Although invited guests had been asked to be seated by 2 pm for a 2.30 pm start, diplomats, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, MP’s, other dignitaries and invited delegates milled about outside waiting to be let in while security personnel did their fair share of pushing and shoving. Once inside there was still a long wait, and proceedings only got going at 4 pm. Once the three party principals, President Mugabe, Prime Minister Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minter Mutambara, had delivered their speeches the launch was over. Those who expected more details about the process were disappointed. It was all a bit reminiscent of the disorganisation that characterised the First All Stakeholders’ Conference last year. It is now almost a year since that Conference, at which the Select Committee confidently announced that the Outreach Part of the Constitution Programme would start on 28th July 2009. It is to be hoped that, having had so long to prepare, the organisation of the Outreach Programme will improve on that of the official launch.
Three Principals Call for Inclusivity and Non-Violence
All three party principals in their speeches on Wednesday called for intimidation and violence to be avoided during the Outreach Process and for everyone to come forward and be free to express their views without coercion or duress. President Mugabe said all three leaders had agreed that violence would not be tolerated.
There have been other calls against violence: the Zimbabwe Council of Churches urged the principals to hold joint rallies in all 10 provinces to speak out against violence during the outreach phase. A civil society initiative, ZZZICOMP [the ZESN/ZPP/ZLHR Independent Constitution Monitoring Project], is monitoring the Outreach process. ZZZICOMP has deployed 420 monitors, as well as provincial coordinators and other key personnel, on the ground across the country. They have been observing the operating environment in general, and are now ready to monitor the Outreach process itself. They will comment on the operating environment and any breaches of the GPA in relation to the process, and will highlight any violations, violence, or other discrepancies which occur.
Deployment of Outreach Teams
Although it was announced two weeks ago that the deployment of outreach teams to the provinces would start on 17th June, in fact the date was changed to today, 21st June, while corrections were made to both the list of teams and their itineraries. Once deployed to the provincial centres, team members will be accredited and undergo induction before dispersing to districts to commence meetings with the people at ward level on Wednesday 23rd.
Venues for Accreditation of Team Members
Accreditation will take place at the following venues: Mashonaland Central: Jameson Hotel [contact person - J. Jaji, 0912 762241]; Mashonaland West: Chinhoyi University [contact person - C. Shumba, 0912 964204]; Midlands: Gweru Polytechnic [contact person - C. Chitiyo, 0712 310908]; Manicaland: Queens Hall, Mutare [contact person - F. Mbesta, 0912 730655]; Matabeleland South and Bulawayo: Gwanda Hotel [contact person - D. Mpofu, 0734 044064]; Matabeleland North: ZESA Training Centre, Hwange [contact person - L. Dhlamini, 0712 242824]; Mashonaland East and Harare: Marondera Hotel [contact person - C. Ndarukwa, 0916 353567]; Masvingo: Flamboyant Hotel [contact person - F. Chikovo, 0913 897820].
Itinerary and Venues of Outreach teams for 23rd – 30th June
The details of the programme of meetings for the first week of the work of the outreach teams [23rd – 30th June] were sent out in Constitution Watches 7, 8, 9 and 10 of 19th and 20th June. [Veritas apologises for the larger than usual size of the bulletins – late receipt of the information ruled out any attempt at reformatting.]
Abbreviations: TL signifies Team Leader [there are three co-team leaders in each team] and signifies Rapporteur [three for each team]
Team 1: Hon Chimhini(TL); Hon Sen J Rimbi; Gutu Tafadzwa ; Trymore Mandipe; Gwaradzimba Ellen (TL); Charamba Precious; Masuku Emmerson; Chimombe Sen Chief; Zenda Majourie (TL); Chamunorwa Frank;
Team 2: Hon. Saruwaka (TL); Hon Nemadziva; Isabel Mapingure; Muchabaya Mareyanadzo; Hon Kanzama (TL); Murembwe Christine; Kangai Tirivavi; Unganayi Juliet; Sibanda Hilda(TL); Chibaya Cosmas;
Team 3: Hon Kagurabadza (TL); Hon. Nyamudeza; Matsikidze Rodger; Edith Baipai; Hon Gladys Mabhiza (TL); Mukada Vladmir; Pariyani Future; Hon Jacob Edmund; Mutambara Sithembile(TL); Matongo Alois ;
Team 4: Hon Mutseyami (TL); Hon Muchauraya; Joseline Chitembwe; Mandeya Robert; Hon Erick Navaya (TL); Zindi Ireen ; Kagoro Edith; Matamba Edna; Rusanga Gift(TL); Ngara Jesca;
Team 5: Hon. Chitaka(TL); Hon Mlambo M; Musarurwa Hillary J; Savious Kawodza; Hon Chimbudzi(TL); Mabika Dorothy ; Banhire Vivian Tapfumanei; Chiduku Sen Chief; Muza Nomore(TL); Mundirwira Davis;
Team 6: Hon Chabuka(TL); Knowledge Nyamhoka; Munyaradzi Teta; Tina Kadhau ; Hon Biggie Matiza (TL); Hobwana Aaron ; Kaunye James; Semwayo Reketayi.M.; Manyenje Mary(TL); Mukuchamano Peter;
Team 7: Hon Chinyadza(TL); Revai Nyanhongo; Chipo Musonza; Kutombo Gift; Hon T.P. Zhanda(TL); Manyengavana Kelvin; Chinotimba Joseph; Manyumwa Simba ; Mugaradziko Sondon(TL); Mabuto Josiah;
Team 8: Hon. Karenyi(TL); Zengeya Tapiwa (TL); Hon Mudiwa; Masuku Simangaliso ; Loyd Munguma; Mahachi Admire; Munyaradzi Mwonzora; Chamunorwa Mercy ; Dube Rudo(TL); Chiponda Melania;
Team 9: Hon. M. Makuyana(TL); Hon Chitima A(TL); Anna Greta. Zvirahwa; Muswita Eliot ; Masimba Kuchera; Humbe Lesman; Tandiri David ; Guchutu Mathias ; Kawaza Shayne(TL); Chief Saunnyama; Mari Meria;
Team 10: Hon. Chimbetete (TL); Hon Kabayanjiri (TL); Hon Muzerengwa ; Takavarasha Raymond; Simon Mapuvire; Chiwara Constance; Chibaya Rachel; Chipanga Kudzanai; Hausi Selina(TL); Munengiwa Kud Mudarikwa Timothy; akwashe;
Team 1: Hon Matimba(TL); Netsai Kaitano; Madziwa Joseph; Nyamutowa Charles(R); Hon M. Chinomona (TL); Marian Rinomhota; Musonza Rebecca; Nyamukoho Sen Chief; Gwabada Tonderai(TL); Chikondora Fadzai;
Team 2: Hon. Matienga M(TL); Tsarai Mungoni; Muchena Paul Z; Kingston Mujeyi; Hon P.Chihota (TL); Samunda Eric; Zemura Lillian; Mupambwa Davidson; Dapato Lucia(TL); Chimbaira Jonathan;
Team 3: Hon. Dongo(TL); Patrick Chabvamuperu; Nyamusamba Blessing; Joakim Nyamande; Hon Rosemary Goto (TL); Gotora Jerry ; Hon G.Mujeyi; Kaundikiza Marble; Mandaza Shupikai(TL); Dziike Oswell;
Team 4: Hon Nezi(TL); Munetsi Ruzivo; Muchechetere Rev A ; Musarurwa Sen Chief; Hon Annah Katsande (TL); Mbetu Jabulani ; Hon O. Nyakudanga; Katsiru Lawrence; White Rosemary(TL); Mahiya Tonderai;
Team 5: Hon. Shoko M(TL); Hon Dumbu; Maguudze Tawanda; Kagodora E ; Hon Mbwembwe Edgar (TL); Chanakira Godfrey ; Dube Edward; Hukuimwe George ; Nyika Kingdom (TL); Mandaza Gedion;
Team 6: Hon Jiri(TL); Lawrence Zimunhu; Willard Somerai; Mwonzora Knowledge; Hon S. Mudarikwa (TL); Zhou Lysias; Maredza Charles; Kwembeya Selwin; Chimbaira Goodrich(TL); Mauro Garikai;
Team 7: Hon Musumbu(TL); Concilia Chinanzvavana; Kuwarika Peter; Kamango Merina; Hon A. Mutinhiri (TL); Nyamubaya Freedom; Machacha Munyaradzi; Tawanda Jim; Marimo Claudious(TL); Mushoriwa Edwin;
Team 8: Hon Garadhi(TL); Hon B. Nyamupinga(TL); Loreen Mupasiri; Ndaramu Constance ; Admire Zaya; Ziome Blessing; Masandu Simon; Maposa Winnie ; Gonyora Ellen(TL); Vutuza P.G.; Chief Chinamhora
Team 9: Hon Denga(TL); Hon Parirenyatwa D (TL); Delphin Magaya; Shamuyarira Kennias ; Nelson Tafadzwa; Gandiya Josephine; Maugara Gift ; Mukombwe Bianca; Chinamhora Wonder(TL); Patarawo Mark ;
Team 1: Hon Machacha(TL); Wurayayi Paula; Costa Machingauta; Hon Peter Chanetsa (TL); Murefu Lahliwe; Hon C. Ndambakuwa; Chirongoma Joseph; Chirisa Fanny(TL); Makena Philton; Mbuso Fuzwayo; Chief Zvimba;
Team 2: Hon Masaba(TL); Jena Nunurayi; Jimmy Jalif; Hon P. Zhuwawo (TL); Hadebhe Bhekekhaya ; Takesure Chemhere; Nebiri Sen Chief; Shumba Tariro(TL); Ngara Cain; Ncube Zindaba; Chief Rusambo;
Team 3: Hon Mungofa(TL); Hon. Jembere; Chinhanho Edward; Hon Peter Haritotis (TL); Phiri Fani ; Bhoni Stella; Dandawa Sen Chief; Gumbo Godfree(TL); Vengesai Walter; Nxumalo David;
Team 4: Hon. Nyaude(TL); Brenda Mofya; Rev Maisiri T; Hon G. Beremauro (TL); Zhuwawo Lilly Beauty ; Mutyambizi C.; Hon V. Katyamaenza; Mgijima Sibongile(TL); Tsanga Gladys; Nyathi Talent;
Team 5: Hon. Hove(TL); Lloyd Mahute; Sylsvester Mutandiro; Hon Kapesa Ripisai (TL); Bizure Alwyne ; Hon Chiratidzo Gava; Hon V Muchenje; Masango Anthony; Ngwenya Tagwirei(TL); Malinga Khumbulani;
Team 6: Hon. Madzimure(TL); Nixon Chamisa; Edson Chihota; Hon Sarah Mahoka (TL); Mupfumira Prisca ; Muchemwa Xavier G. Z.; Hon Samukange N; Mushonga Lainos(TL); Fortune Mlalazi; Sifelani Morrison;
Team 7: Hon Chambati(TL); Selestino Gavhera; Michael Mabwe; Hon Bright Matonga(TL); Huruva Oliver; Hon Ziyambi U; Mugabe Caroline; Moyo Jacob(TL); Mpofu Sifiso; Ncube Lazarus Ray.
[To Be Continued]
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