In light of the delay in holding by-elections the Combined Harare Residents Association has petitioned Parliament of Zimbabwe. CHRA’s prayers is as follows;
The Petitioner beseeches the Parliament of Zimbabwe to protect the Constitution and democratic governance in Zimbabwe, ensure that the provisions of the supreme law are upheld and that the State and all institutions and agencies of government at every level act constitutionally and in the national interest and account to Parliament by exercising its constitutional mandate to
- Reconsider S.I. 225A/2020 in light of the fact that COVID-19 has visibly slowed down.
- Require ZEC and the Ministry of Health to appear before Parliament to clear the discord and dispel the speculation around the holding of by-elections.
- Require ZEC to appear before Parliament to publish plans and measures to hold by-elections while enforcing the observance of strict COVID-19 guidelines.
Read the full petition here (27 KB Word)
Source: Combined Harare Residents Association