Zimbabwe: No movement towards implementing constitutional reform process

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
28 April 2010

Several MPs from the mainstream MDC on Wednesday said they had little hope the country would have a new constitution by next year.

The process of drafting a new Zimbabwean constitution has been further delayed, which means the country’s new charter is now running almost 9 months behind schedule.
Under the original agreement signed in September 2008, which formed the basis for the formation of a coalition government, the country was supposed to have a new constitution by July 2010.
An MDC MP told SW Radio Africa that despite funding problems, the process was also facing stiff resistance from ZANU PF legislators who are allegedly terrified of the repercussions a new [continue reading]


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