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Zimbabwe Lawyers in Protest Against Constitutional Revisions

About one hundred Zimbabwean lawyers were preparing to march to the parliament and the supreme court Wednesday to present a petition expressing opposition to proposed amendments to the constitution.

The ruling party’s Amendment Bill No. 17 would give the government sweeping powers to confiscate land and restrict the free movement of citizens, among other expanded public powers and diminished civil rights.

Reporter Patience Rusere of VOA’s Studio 7 for Zimbabwe asked Tafadzwa Mugabe, one of the lawyers intending to march, to explain objections to the amendments.

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