COPAC's Final Narrative Report to Parliament - Feb 2013.doc

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2.4. Information and Publicity sub-committee This sub-committee was chaired by Hon. Jessie Majome and deputised by Hon. Martin Khumalo. The other members of the sub-committee were Hon. Ian Kay, Hon. Olivia Muchena, Hon. Joram Gumbo, Hon. Flora Buka, Hon. Innocent Gonese, and Hon. Believe Gaule. The purpose of this sub-committee was to ensure the effective management of the media and communications arm of the Select Committee. 2.5. Legal sub-committee This sub-committee was chaired by Hon. Brian Tshuma. The other members of the sub- committee were Hon. Monica Mutsvangwa, Hon. Innocent Gonese and Hon. Believe Gaule. The four member sub-committee was a late creation after the Select Committee realised that there were a lot of legal issues that needed to be attended to. 3. Terms of Reference of the Select Committee The terms of reference for the Committee are clearly spelt in Article VI of the GPA: Acknowledging that it is the fundamental right and duty of the Zimbabwean people to make a constitution by themselves and for themselves; Aware that the process of making this constitution must be owned and driven by the people and must be inclusive and democratic; Recognising that the current Constitution of Zimbabwe made at the Lancaster House Conference, London (1979) was primarily to transfer power from the colonial authority to the people of Zimbabwe; Acknowledging the draft Constitution that the Parties signed and agreed to in Kariba on the 30th of September 2007. Determined to create conditions for our people to write a constitution for themselves; and Mindful of the need to ensure that the new Constitution deepens our democratic values and 7 The Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) Report to Parliament, February 2013
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principles and the protection of the equality of all citizens, particularly the enhancement of full citizenship and equality of women. The Parties hereby agree: a) that they shall set up a Select Committee of Parliament composed of representatives of the Parties whose terms of reference shall be as follows: i. to set up such subcommittees chaired by a member of Parliament and composed of members of Parliament and representatives of Civil Society as may be necessary to assist the Select Committee in performing its mandate herein; ii. to hold such public hearings and such consultations as it may deem necessary in the process of public consultation over the making of a new constitution for Zimbabwe; iii. to convene an All Stakeholders Conference to consult stakeholders on their representation in the sub-committees referred to above and such related matters as may assist the committee in its work; iv. to table its draft Constitution to a 2nd All Stakeholders Conference; and v. to report to Parliament on its recommendations over the content of a New Constitution for Zimbabwe a) that the draft Constitution recommended by the Select Committee shall be submitted to a referendum; b) that, in implementing the above, the following time frames shall apply: i.
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  • Fall '17
  • Jane Moore
  • ........., Parliament of the United Kingdom, The Honourable, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, The Right Honourable, Constitution Select Committee

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