Constitutional Making – Process


We the citizens of Zimbabwe, come together to make a Constitution that governs us with our own consent. The laws of the land must be founded/based on this Constitution and a separate Bill of Rights stating the privileges for each citizen, of which, the laws of the country cannot abrogate.

a. Parliamentary Select Committee:

The Committee is to lead in the making of a constitution for Zimbabwe. It is one of the goals of the inclusive government to be achieved, and therefore, is a must thing for us. The Parliamentary Select Committee must choose the various Committees, that when their themes are put together, make a Constitution.

(b) Thematic Committees.

The Constitution, will have many and different themes, in order to cover the many and different aspects of the Zimbabwean citizen’s life

(i) Establish Thematic Sections, and presumably, leaders too.
(ii) To make it corruption proof, the Chairman and his Deputy, must come from outside Parliament and, do not have a vote in the Committee’s deliberations.
(iii) Each Thematic Section, must be made up of a minimum of 2 and 5 of Provincial Delegates. The Chairman and his Deputy, could come from the Provincial Delegates. In such instances, they must be replaced by voting delegates from the same Province.
(iv) The Thematic Committee, must decide on direction and extent of details of their work. The people of Zimbabwe, therefore, must decide on the content of each section.
The Commttee, is to visit every Constituent, and stay there gathering their materials for, at most, a week.
Upon gathering its materilas, the Committee, will put forth its Draft Sectional Theme, until refined.

(c) Stakeholders’ Convention:

Rather than having an All Stakeholders’ Convention, at the beginning, it should come in the middle to approve/disapprove, the completed work of Thematic Sections.

The Convention goes over every completed and presented Section. In their aproval/disapproval, each delegate must write in some notes, statin the reasons for taking that position

(d) Parliament(both Chambers)

In as much as Parliament, came up with a Select Committee,it will have to decide the form in which the Draft Constitution, is going to be debated with the Upper Chamber.

Parliament can note but it cannot alter the theme of a section.

(e) The Executive (President and Vice Presidents):

After a months’ debate in Parliament, he Speaker of the House (initiated the Constitutional – Making Proces), hands the Draft Document, to the Executive, who like every citizen in the country, has one vote.

The Executive, makes notes in areas that it is concerned and returns the Document to the Speaker of the House, who will call for a Referundum of all voters in three months.

Here is where the Kariba Draft, comes in. The Select Committee, in putting the themes’ sections into Constututional document, uses the Kariba Draft, for the layout of those themes but not the content, which, is done by each Section, when collecting their materials from every constituent in the country.

The Thematic Sections disapproved, will have to be rewritten and submitted to the Convention,before the Referundum.

(f) Referundum:

After the Referundum, the Draft Constitution has been approved by the voters, elections should be held in six weeks time.

The Speaker of the House, where the process started, names the date of the elections.

(g) Referundum:

A Referundum to the Draft Contitution, would be held in three months, upon its its perusal by the Executive

The Speaker of the House sets the date.

Parliament, will bear the cost for the Constitution Making – Processes, upto Elections.

(h) Elections:

Parties bear the costs and run their candidates in constituents, that they think they are going to win.

Constituent boundaries, are administered by the Zimbabwe Elections Commission, which is independent of the Executive as well as Parliament, and bears the costs from its annual allocations.

Results, of all the election outcomes, imminate for the Constituent Center, then passed to the Central Election Center, through emails, fax or a zerox copies but not a telephone or cellphone.

Protests, must be filled within 24 hours of the election or 48 hours, if elections took place during weekends or holidays.