SW Radio Africa News Stories for Friday 2nd November 2012
Archive for November 2nd, 2012
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Friday 2nd November 2012
on Letter from Zimbabwe author Cathy Buckle writes: “I know that my rights as a Zimbabwean are not protected in the draft new constitution. I also know that it is extremely unlikely that the multiple thousands of born and resident Zimbabweans struck off the voters roll in the last ten years will even be allowed to vote in the referendum on this draft new constitution. Don’t get so upset about it, people say, it’s just another step in the process. But which process: the ZANU PF process, the MDC process or a process for our children and future generations of Zimbabweans, regardless of which political party they choose to support.”
Callback, Murimoga says while Mugabe was officially opening parliament and urging political parties to stop violence & intimidation, his ZANU PF supporters were chanting slogans and denouncing PM Tsvangirai outside; Mbuya says the hate campaigns against Tsvangirai & the MDC, and the bad mouthing by the state media of anyone opposing ZPF, clearly shows that it will be difficult to end ZPF’s rule; while Kudakwashe says a lot of people are concerned as to why Mugabe says the Principals have the final say in the new draft constitution. This dismisses the whole COPAC process.
Beyond Protest hosted by Tererai Karimakwenda. Tererai talks to theatre producer Daves Guzha of Rooftop Productions about their new play, Ten Bush, by South African award winning actor, playwright and director Mncedisi Shabangu. Guzha says it is a simple story of witchcraft and family disputes, which Zimbabweans should identify with. The producer said he is excited because while in Zimbabwe Shabangu will share his skills and experience with local actors and directors. Guzha also talks about the lack of support for the arts from the Ministry of Education and Culture, saying democracy and the arts go hand in hand.