During the course of the year, comrades noted that the Zimbabwe People’s Charter-an intensively expressive voice of the people, a repository of the aspirations of the people of Zimbabwe should only but be a durable statement about the kind of Zimbabwe that we seek to build. The Committee of the People’s Charter, a coalition of Organisations and Individuals committed to the kind of Zimbabwe enunciated in the Zimbabwe People’s Charter, came into being during the course of the year. The committee continue to grow with individuals and organisational members committing themselves, voluntarily to the work of the CPC.
- The proceeds from these two main economic contributors is spread and shared among the people of Zimbabwe, through increased royalties to the state coffers. Further, we call for accountability in the utilisation of proceeds from all the mining and agricultural activities in our country.
- Such proceeds from mining and agriculture must be channelled towards financing the provision of basic services to our people.
We note, after three years, the inclusive government has:
- Failed to lead a credible constitution making process
- Failed to institute key political reforms, electoral necessary for the holding of free and fair elections
- Failed to tame political violence, in particular that instigated by the political parties especially ZANU PF
- Been reluctant to institute genuine institutional reforms i.e. the media and security necessary for the free participation of the masses in the political processes
- The people will reject any constitution that does not promote a democratic and just socio-political and economic system.
- The inclusive government should put in place credible reforms in the media, security and electoral before any future election or referendum.
- The national healing process is central to the development of a tolerant and democratic society. In this regard, we urge the government and NGOs to put renewed energies in the world on the national healing process. The process should however ensure that the victims get the answers as to who committed the atrocities and inflicted harm and pain on the people.