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Rewriting Zimbabwe’s Constitution


Giving Voice to the Diaspora: A VOA Studio 7 Town Hall Meeting/Indaba <object width="480" height="318" id="kickWidget_97573_420159" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://serve.a-widget.com/service/getWidgetSwf.kickAction"> </object> Listen to the Town Hall Meeting/Indaba <object id="single1" width="295" height="24" data="http://www.voanews.com/MediaAssets2/player/jw/player.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> </object> On Sunday, October 10, in Johannesburg, South Africa, VOA Studio 7 held a town meeting or indaba at the University of the Witwatersrand to mitigate the effective exclusion of Zimbabweans in the diaspora from the constitutional revision outreach process ongoing inside the country in June. Officials of the parliamentary select committee in charge of the process recently reached out to civil society groups in South Africa inviting them to hold meetings to collect diaspora feedback, the Studio 7 town meeting offered the South Africa-based diaspora a forum with proceedings re-broadcast on Monday, October 11 in a special one-hour edition of Studio 7's LiveTalk program. Panelists included Gabriel Shumba, director of the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum, Ozias Tungwarara, director of the Africa Governance Monitoring & Advocacy Project of the Open Society in South Africa and Studio 7 Ndebele language editor Praxedes Jeremiah. LiveTalk Co-Host Brenda Moyo moderated.

On Sunday, October 10, in Johannesburg, South Africa, VOA Studio 7 held a town meeting or indaba at the University of the Witwatersrand to mitigate the effective exclusion of Zimbabweans in the diaspora from the constitutional revision outreach process ongoing inside the country in June. Officials of the parliamentary select committee in charge of the process recently reached out to civil society groups in South Africa inviting them to hold meetings to collect diaspora feedback, the Studio 7 town meeting offered the South Africa-based diaspora a forum with proceedings re-broadcast on Monday, October 11 in a special one-hour edition of Studio 7's LiveTalk program.

Panelists speaking at the University of the Witwatersrand included Gabriel Shumba, director of the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum, Ozias Tungwarara, director of the Africa Governance Monitoring & Advocacy Project of the Open Society in South Africa and Studio 7 Ndebele language editor Praxedes Jeremiah. LiveTalk Co-Host Brenda Moyo moderated.

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