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Crisis Coalition holds meeting in Shamva



Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition held a public meeting at Shamva Gold Mine on the 12th of November 2010. The meeting was attended by 37 people (19 men and 18 women). The objective of the meeting was to solicit views on the concluded constitutional outreach meetings, update participants on the progress of the constitutional reform process and also to discuss the issue of proposed elections in 2011.


Participants highlighted that the constitutional outreach meetings were marred with violence and intimidation which saw some people abandoning their homes after the meetings for fear of persecution. Participants further deplored the use of violence and intimidation by some political parties during national processes.

On possible elections in 2011, the following issues were raised:

1.  Political parties, government and non-governmental organisations should assist victims of politically motivated violence before elections are held as most them lost their livelihoods.
2.  SADC should deploy peacekeepers before and after both the referendum and national elections.
3.  CSOs should continue informing people about the political developments in the country through meetings and information education communication material.
4.  Everyone born in Zimbabwe should be   allowed to vote
5.  The voters roll should be accessible to the public for verification
6.  Participants also appealed to the police to be non partisan in their conduct before, during and after elections.

 

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