Zimbabwe's House of Assembly and Senate on Monday held an extraordinary parliamentary caucus in which lawmakers were briefed on the constitutional revision process and the roles of lawmakers in an outreach process that is beginning this week and is slated for completion in 65 days.
The Finance Ministry has funded the outreach program to the tune of US$43 million, with funds also coming from the Constitutional Affairs Ministry.
Sources told VOA said the three parties agreed not to adopt the controversial Kariba draft which the ZANU-PF party of President Robert Mugabe had been pushing, or any other draft, as the basis of the new constitution.
Chief Parliamentary Whip Innocent Gonese of the MDC formation of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai told VOA Studio 7 reporter Jonga Kandemiiri that lawmakers were informed about a Tuesday orientation workshop.
ZANU-PF Chief Whip Jorum Gumbo said the purpose of Monday’s meeting was to seek lawmakers' support for constitutional outreach teams.