Saturday, September 23, 2023

Was Masisi’s Constitutional review stolen from Mugabe’s  book of tricks?

Zimbabwe has a long and murky history of constitutional reform. The 1999 Zimbabwe Constitutional Review Process, led (“remote controlled”) by President Mugabe is similar, if not the same, as the 2021 Botswana Constitutional Review Process as led by President Masisi.

Gwinyayi A. Dzinesa in a paper titled Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Reform Process: Challenges and Prospects, traces the Zimbabwean Constitutional Reform process from the Lancaster House Agreement of December 1979, which paved way for the implementation of the negotiated settlements between the white-minority government and the independence movement led by Robert Mugabe.

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