Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Reform Agenda Faces Zanu PF Resistance

source: allAfrica
Zimbabwe Standard (Harare)
Kholwani Nyathi
27 March 2010

Harare — PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has cobbled up an ambitious plan that might see government relaxing draconian media and security laws by the end of the year but analysts say its success is threatened by hardliners in Zanu PF who are determined to preserve the status quo.

The government work plan for this year, which Tsvangirai’s office indicated would be launched in parliament this week, also proposes monitoring mechanism for the performance of cabinet ministers.

Tsvangirai also commits government to conclude the constitution-making process and to strengthen the national healing programme as well as urgent reforms that promote free and fair elections.

Under the plan, the government will introduce at least 17 amendments to laws including the notorious Public Order and Security Act and repeal the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act used to ban critical [continue reading]


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