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Zimbabwe constitutional referendum on March 16

Published: 14 February 2013

ZIMBABWE – Zimbabweans will go to a Constitutional Referendum on March 16. Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Eric Matinenga, announced today at a press conference in Harare.

Eric Matinenga

Eric Matinenga

At a press conference, Matinenga said the date was agreed by principals this week.

He said his ministry will conduct two meetings in every province to inform people about the draft and encourage them to vote for it.

He said his ministry has already started the campaign in Mashonaland Province and would cover the whole country before March 10.

He said he is lobbying for the referendum to spread over two days to give all the people a chance to vote. He also said he will lobby for the suspension of the Public Order and Security Act to allow his ministry and parliamentarians to conduct meetings with people before the election date.