In Zimbabwe, national assembly approves second constitutional amendment bill

By Zvamaida Murwira and Farirai Machivenyika, 21 April 2021
Flag of Zimbabwe (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Zimbabwe (photo credit: pixabay)
The Second Bill to amend the Constitution sailed through the National Assembly yesterday after it got an overwhelming two thirds majority vote required for its passage. At least 191 MPs predominantly from Zanu PF, voted for its passage while 22 legislators voted against it. The Bill now awaits transmission to Senate. Some of the provisions in the Bill include the removal of a clause on running mates, extension of the women’s quota, extension of the 70-year retirement cap for judges by another five years and giving impetus to Government’s devolution agenda. [...] Minister Ziyambi added that the Constitutional Amendment Bill would also provide a youth quota of 10 seats in the National Assembly.
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