SPT – Zimbabwe Update No.5. October 2012: Towards another stalemate in Zimbabwe?

By Brian Raftopoulos Introduction. Four years after the signing of the SADC facilitated Global Political Agreement in Zimbabwe, the outcome of the process remains fiercely contested and in the balance. The Agreement, which set out to prepare the political process for a generally acceptable election after the debacle of 2008, has been marked by severe […]

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Mon, October 22 2012 » Constitution, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments

The Constitution Process and Sexual Minority Rights in Zimbabwe


by Marc Epprecht – Dept. of Global Development Studies and Dept. of History, Queens University, Canada Two flags fly side by side over the corner of a quiet tree-lined street and a busy thoroughfare in one of Harare’s inner northern suburbs. There is the red, gold, black and green of Zimbabwe‘s national standard (let‘s not […]

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Thu, June 21 2012 » Constitution, Human rights, Zimbabwe Review » 1 Comment

Initial Thoughts on the Matabeleland Constitutional Outreach Experience

People in rural Matabeleland pray before a COPAC meeting

By Shari Eppel – Solidarity Peace Trust I have on my desk, a silver, two-shilling, 1947, Southern Rhodesia King George VI coin, and two big copper pennies with holes in the middle, one from 1949 (Southern Rhodesia) and one from 1956 (Rhodesia and Nyasaland). These are prized souvenirs of my time in a COPAC outreach […]

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Mon, November 1 2010 » Constitution, Zimbabwe Review » 5 Comments

The Constitution and the Constitutional Process in Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe is currently undertaking a constitution making process partly to fulfil provisions of the Global Political Agreement (GPA), partly to afford citizens an opportunity to contribute to the making of a ‘democratic indigenous’ constitution and partly to afford the nation an opportunity to transcend the past of violence, authoritarianism, impunity and arbitrary rule. Since 1980, […]

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Tue, May 18 2010 » Constitution, Zimbabwe Review » 1 Comment

Constitution flyers

Solidarity Peace Trust has produced a number of flyers about the constitution. We invite members of the public and other organisations to download and distribute these. The flyers can be found in PDF format on our current topics page. Alternatively, use the list below to browse directly to specific flyer topics. Please note that the […]

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Thu, February 25 2010 » Constitution, Zimbabwe Update » No Comments