CONSTITUTIONALISM IN ZIMBABWE: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A People-Driven Process
Zimbabwe is a republic without a homegrown democratic constitution.The absence of a people’s constitution that dictates a democratic electoral framework, formation of legitimate government, observance of human rights, and good governance has led to the country’s deepening crises of political dictatorship, violent electoral conflicts,state violence against citizens,economic collapse, financial corruption, social disintegration,and international isolation.These tragedies have left the country without a currency of its own.This book, based on a study on Constitutionalism in Zimbabwe, provides the people of Zimbabwe with a constitution-making process that should lead to the creation of a multiparty constitutional democracy in the country as a permanent solution to the nation’s serious problems.The central role that people should play in the constitution-making process is analyzed.
Obstacles to a people-driven constitution-making process are identified and analyzed.The analysis should result in empowering individuals,political parties, civil society bodies, government,and the international community with information that may make them more effective in fulfilling their mandates.
Wurayayi Zembe, ACIS, MPG: Associate Member of the Institute ofChartered Secretaries and Administrators International.
StudiedPeace, Leadership and Governance at Africa University’s Instituteof Peace, Leadership and Governance.
President of the DemocraticParty (DP) in Zimbabwe.
Governor General of the ZembeDevelopment School of Accountancy.