Zimbabwean Constitution Drafting Teams are Two Years behind Schedule, and whether Elections will be held in Zimbabwe before the initial Deadline of June 2013
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QUESTION NO: 42 (NO336E)
PUBLISHED IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER NO 3-2012 OF 21 FEBRUARY 2012
Mr IO Davidson (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:
Whether she had been informed that the Zimbabwean constitution drafting teams are two years behind schedule; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so,
- Whether elections will be held in Zimbabwe before the initial deadline of June 2013; if not, how was this conclusion reached?
Yes, the Minister is aware of the fact that the constitution making process is behind schedule.
- The GPA envisages that an election in Zimbabwe will only be held following the finalisation of the constitution making process. Currently, the Constitutional Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) is drafting a new Constitution after which a referendum and then elections should be held. Our Government therefore expect that there would be no deviation from the provisions of the GPA.