Zim To Hold Constitution Referendum Next June

The referendum will be held amidst violence which derailed the constitutional making outreach meetings in different areas that include in the capital Harare.

A supporter of the Movement for Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai died from injuries sustained after he was attacked by Zanu PF supporters in Mbare at an outreach meeting.

In a statement released to the media, Copac said data uploading of the views expressed at their outreach meetings will begin to be uploaded at the end of this month on October 31.

“Data uploading begins on Monday, 18th of October and should be finalized by the end of October,” Copac said in statement.

“All the data and equipment that was used for recording the information is being kept under lock and key in a safe at a local bank to ensure maximum safety. The equipment includes laptops, voice recorders and video cameras.”

Thematic group discussions will be held from the 1st of November until December 22 while drafting will be done in the January, 2011, Copac said.

The current constitution making process has been marred by violence and intimidation while lack of funds threatened the process.

The MDC has accused state security apparatus of using violence to intimidate and prevent people from attending constitutional meetings.

After the referendum Zimbabwe is expected to go for fresh elections, but no date has been set yet.