Second All-Stakeholders’ Conference – 22 Oct 2012

Posted on 25/10/2012

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  1. erczimbabwe
    COPAC’S 2nd All-Stakeholders’ Conference set to start today at 0900 hrs but observers and some of the delegates are yet to enter the venue.
  2. erczimbabwe
    There is relatively heavy police and military presence at the COPAC 2nd-All Stakeholders’ Conference.
  3. erczimbabwe
    Observers & delegates hev finaly entered the COPAC venue for the 2nd- All Stakeholders’ Conference.
  4. NewsDayZimbabwe
    At the All Stakeholders Conference at the HICC: DPM Mutambara, DPM Khupe have arrived. The VIPs coming in. VP Joice Mujuru has just arrived.
  5. usembassyharare
    Stage ready for principals’ arrival to start 2nd #Copac All Stakeholders conference on draft constitution. #Zimbabwe http://pic.twitter.com/be9urbI3
  6. usembassyharare
    #Copac conference started with National Anthem and a prayer. #Zimbabwe http://pic.twitter.com/bx1kJDnz
  7. Eric Matinenga speaks….
  8. usembassyharare
    #Zimbabwe Minister of Constitutional Affairs Matinenga welcome remarks emphasize collective effort of constitution drafting. #Copac
  9. erczimbabwe
    Eric Matinenga,Constitutional Affairs Minister in his opening remarks says the constitution shud not be abt individuals but abt common good
  10. erczimbabwe
    Hon Eric Matinenga at #COPAC Conf “It is a draft born out of the collective.It does not belong to any individual or political party”
  11. usembassyharare
    Min Matinenga references SA High Court Justice Albie Sachs on SA constitution being affirmation of society’s values. #Copac
  12. DutchEmbassyZim
    Matinenga: quoting Justice Albie Sachs from SA where he emphasize the importance of a Constitution & says it says something about a nation
  13. Mangwana now speaking…
  14. usembassyharare
    Honorable MP Mangwana: #Zim constitution drafting came from views of people gap-filling issues from other constitutions. #Copac
  15. usembassyharare
    Honorable MP Mwonzora: negotiation in constitution making process v important – we benchmark our country against the best. #Copac #Zimbabwe
  16. Just in…..re MDC-N leader
  17. erczimbabwe
    Professor Welshman Ncube and his MDC have boycotted the #COPAC conference, reasons still unknown.
  18. usembassyharare
    Great quote. RT “@thewhirlinzim: There is nothing African about unfairness. There is nothing African about greed. #Copac #mwonzora”
  19. erczimbabwe
    Hon Mangwana, ‘The #COPAC document also captures the gap filling views from other draft constitutions such as the Kariba draft.’
  20. erczimbabwe
    Hon Paul Mangwana at the #COPAC Conference reports that, ‘About 1 million Zimbabweans participated in the outreach meetings.’
  21. NewsDayZimbabwe
    Hon M.P. Mangwana intimates that #COPAC consulted #Zimbabwe to make sure the process is inclusive. Muted disapproval from some delegates.
  22. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mangwana: joking that they had to get consensus on the draft by sometimes visiting different locations for inspiration #COPAC
  23. Mutambara now speaking…
  24. DutchEmbassyZim
    Deputy PM Mutambara now on stage #COPAC #Zimbabwe
  25. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mutambara: keep in mind posterity, do not to write a constitution for today only #COPAC #Zimbabwe
  26. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mutambara: learn from history, precolonial, colonial and post colonial #COPAC
  27. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mutambara: a fundamental assumption of writing a constitution is that the governed should be protected from the government #COPAC
  28. usembassyharare
    Dep PM Mutambara: 3 key things to remember – history/posterity; constitution for people not politicians; need for constitutionalism #Copac
  29. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mutambara: says there is also a need to build constitutionalism not just a new constitution #COPAC
  30. NewsDayZimbabwe
    DPM Mutambara on stage: Urges the nation to think ahead write a constitution for future generations #COPAC
  31. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #DPMMutambara: The constitution should ensure that it protects the governed from the government #COPAC
  32. Tsvangirai now speaking…
  33. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #PMTsvangirai: the #COPAC process has been long and a lot of time and other things was invested in it.
  34. DutchEmbassyZim
    Tsvangirai: this constitution making process is much bigger than @mdczimbabwe and other parties #COPAC #Zimbabwe
  35. DutchEmbassyZim
    Tsvangirai: people’s views are pivotal to the drafting of this supreme law of the land #COPAC #Zimbabwe
  36. DutchEmbassyZim
    Tsvangirai: finalization of #COPAC is an important precondition for a free and fair election. Sadc also reaffirmed this #Zimbabwe
  37. NewsDayZimbabwe
    RT @DutchEmbassyZim: Tsvangirai: finalization of #COPAC is an important precondition for a free and fair election. Sadc also reaffirmed this #Zimbabwe
  38. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #PMTsvangirai: People’s views needs to be respected and are important in this #COPAC constitution process.
  39. usembassyharare
    PM Tsvangirai: this process greater than any party and beyond all of us – constitution is charter/contract b/w people and government #Copac
  40. Mugabe now speaking…
  41. NewsDayZimbabwe
    President #RobertMugabe on the podium #COPAC
  42. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #RobertMugabe: Thanks the #COPAC team for reaching this far.
  43. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mugabe: this process has taken long #COPAC
  44. erczimbabwe
    Pres Mugabe says he wants all stakeholders to examine whether their views were captured in the COPAC draft or not
  45. usembassyharare
    RT @erczimbabwe: Pres Mugabe says he wants all stakeholders to examine whether their views were captured in the COPAC draft or not
  46. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mugabe: the purpose of 2nd ASC is to check whether what u argued for has been captured #COPAC
  47. usembassyharare
    Pres Mugabe giving history of Lancaster House constitution. Says like pair of trousers now heavy w/patches (amendments). #Copac
  48. rangamberi
    Pres Mugabe at #Copac: “I’m speaking to Zanu PF now, Tsvangirai is your neighbour. And to MDC, I am your neighbour. Love your neighbour”
  49. rangamberi
    The current constitution is like an old, heavily patched pair of trousers – Pres Mugabe at #Copac conference.
  50. News coming in re Ncube while Mugabe is speaking….
  51. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #WelshmanNcube boycott, #NewsDay editor @cchimakure asks; Can the conference go ahead without Ncube who is considered a principal by #SADC
  52. NewsDayZimbabwe
    President #RobertMugabe reiterates that the #COPAC process has taken long.
  53. NewsDayZimbabwe
    RT @DutchEmbassyZim: Mugabe: reflecting on the land issue of “willing buyer, willing seller”
  54. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #RobertMugabe reflects on the GNU pointing out that some people are skeptical about the formation.
  55. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #RobertMugabe: Zooms on the fact that everyone who has attended the #COPAC at the HICC are there as Zimbabweans and as well as examiners.
  56. usembassyharare
    Pres Mugabe: Pls let’s be peaceful. Let us shame our detractors who say #Zimbabweans cannot solve their problems w/o violence. #Copac
  57. NewsDayZimbabwe
    #RobertMugabe keeps on preaching peace. He might as well have used the word more than 10 times already
  58. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mugabe: willing buyer, willing seller principle did not work to redistribute land which is why it was changed #COPAC #Zimbabwe
  59. usembassyharare
    RT @erczimbabwe: Pres Mugabe says he wants all stakeholders to examine whether their views were captured in the COPAC draft or not
  60. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mugabe: check each chapter by chapter to examine whether it reflects what people have said #COPAC #Zimbabwe
  61. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mugabe: “let us be peaceful in our conduct” #COPAC
  62. DutchEmbassyZim
    Mugabe: let us shame detractors who think we cannot solve its own problems without using violence #COPAC
  63. usembassyharare
    Recurring words in almost all principals’ speeches: peace and posterity. #Copac #Zimbabwe 2nd stakeholders Conf on draft constitution
  64. erczimbabwe
    Hon Mwonzora outlines the #COPAC Conference objectives as follows…
  65. erczimbabwe
    #COPAC Confer Objective 2:”To table the draft constitution by running thru all the chapters of the doc.”
  66. erczimbabwe
    #COPAC Confer objective 3, “Delegates to give comments and recommendations which will be captured by rapporteurs.”
  67. erczimbabwe
    #COPAC Objective 3 continued, “A final report of the outcome will be given by the Select Committee.” date of release of report not specified
  68. erczimbabwe
    Hon Matinenga in his closing remarks at the #COPAC Conference thanked the President for denouncing violence because it is a primitive act.
  69. kmangwende
    RT @erczimbabwe: Hon Matinenga in his closing remarks at the #COPAC Conference thanked the President for denouncing violence because it is a primitive act.
  70. LanceGuma
    RT @erczimbabwe: The dignitaries have left, delegates are about to be put into sectorial groups to deliberate on the #COPAC draft.
  71. erczimbabwe
    Delegates have gone into thematic groups. These are chaired by 3 Chairs with 3 rapporteurs.Observers will not participate at the #COPAC Conf
  72. crisiscoalition
    RT @erczimbabwe: The dignitaries have left, delegates are about to be put into sectorial groups to deliberate on the #COPAC draft.
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