STAFF WRITER 25 May 2018
HARARE – The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has called on
President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to implement all provisions of
the Constitution and harmonise laws, policies and administrative practices
with the supreme law of the land.
The calls were made on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of coming
into force of the national charter in 2013.
ZLHR said though not a perfect document the provisions of the Constitution
present an opportunity for the creation of a foundation to incrementally
nurture a democracy in Zimbabwe.
“ZLHR recognises the limited progress that has been made in implementing
some provisions of the Constitution, however, given the general lack of a
culture of constitutionalism, and the continued violation of key
constitutional provisions, the government and the people living in
Zimbabwe, are called upon to play their role in ensuring that provisions
of the Constitution are fully implemented, particularly on (not
exhaustive): Separation of Powers, as entrenched in the Constitution,” it
The organisation remains concerned about the disregard of this principle
by the Executive.