Hands Off the People’s Constitution

Communities Speak-out on Threats Against the Constitution

Public Hearings: Constitution Amendment Bill No. 2
At a time when the country is still grappling with the adverse effects of the Coronavirus induced lockdown the parliament announced the commencement of public consultations on public on the Constitution Amendment Bill. This came at a time when the government had enactment several statutory instruments that among other rules and regulations restricted the movement of people.

ZimRights National Council Reject Amendments to the Constitution
On 12 June 2020, the ZimRights National Council met in Harare and evaluated the Constitution Amendment Bill. The Council resolved to reject the amendments in its totality. Addressing a Press statement at ZimRights House, the National Chairperson of ZimRights, Mr. Musiiwa, emphasised the following issues:

  • The Amendment Bill created and promoted a culture of autocracy, anti-rights, antiaccountability and anti-transparency which was retrogressive to the much-celebrated progress brought about by the 2013 Constitution of Zimbabwe.
  • The proposed changes to the process of appointing and extending the time of judges in office erodes the independence of the judiciary and subjects it to control by the executive.

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