Monthly Archives: June 2011

Zimbabwe convention procedures conference forum

As we are aware that violence can never end in our country, The Zimbabwe Exile Govt an ant zanu-pf movement would like to hold a conference forum on how to change the parliament system of Zimbabwe. we have already contacted the Zimbabwe ambassador regarding the issue and the venue will be the Zimbabwe house London.

We are also going to hold such similar conferences global,s.a, usa, canada, aussie   etc. Just to give a brief account, yes Dabengwa said even a donkey was going to be voted for during all the elections when MDC raised it’s log. …looking carefully to this statement it shows to a determined Zimbabwean who wants his country to develop economically , that we are submerged with illiteracy in the govt. for example the zimeye paper recently have quoted that the Zimbabwe ambassador to Australia does not even have o’ levels. What we are trying to highlight is to make a change a change of purpose, we need Zimbabwean people to vote for proper people not that they are voting just because they do not want zanu-pf.. yes the zanu-pf mp might be well better than the mdc mp.. but people will still vote for an mdc mp because they want democratic change.. yet the actual change needed by Zimbabwe is economical, and this change can only be brought by technocrats etc. Also just because for us to archieve a drustic change in our lives , then violence have to be stopped. so to solve this chase of our country we need a convention,, we need to agree that yes those big fishes in the zanu-pf seats are liberators of zimbawe..quoting mutambara j mutamba ” that failure to recognise Zanu PF as architects of the state called The Republic of Zimbabwe by equating it with other political parties will always be resisted. The liberation movements represent patriachies of the State of Zimbabwe. They are special interest groups whose shareholding in state management cannot be wished away. The halmarks of the previous revolution cannot be wiped out with humiliation of the jaws of Law.” yes to decide on a convention it does not mean we have failed democracy but we want to save lives, yes we are safe when we are in harare and the diaspora, what about our rural duwellars who are facing terror dailly.

the convention will work because it have worked for chile and why not zimbawe.. please give us youer suggestion, because we need this to be a success for zimbawe.. in this process the old top 20 zanu-pf members who are on targeted sanctions will be automatically be put permanent in the government and they will no longer participate in the parliamentary affairs, yet the president will be a ceremonial process for cde mugabe or his predecessor in the group given auto senate.. the senate will also be formed with other governors chosen by people. meaning we have to demolish zanu-pf.. in the assuming that zanu-pf is the mother party of the revolution, the party that combines zapu nkomo and zanu.. so zanu-pf is unity of all the political parties of independence Zimbabwe. now the remaining zanu-pf partriots will have to form another new name of the party and will contest in the first past the post elections.. any party which will do violence will be taken out of the election voters roll by the ZEC.. WE NEED TO PRESENT THIS PROPOSAL TO THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE TO END VIOLENCE.. YES EVEN THE US AMBASSADOR HAVE SAID THIS RECENTLY.

convention/chibvumirano is a or a selection from among two or more alternatives, where the rule or alternative is agreed upon among participants.

In governmentconvention is a set of unwritten rules that participants in the government must follow. These rules can be ignored only if justification is clear, or can be provided. Otherwise, consequences follow. Consequences may include ignoring some other convention that has until now been followed. According to the traditional doctrine conventions cannot be enforced in courts, because they are non-legal sets of rules. Convention is particularly important in the Commonwealth realms and other governments using theWestminster System of government, where many of the rules of government are unwritten.


the US govt favors the exile govt strategy of the convention process

Removing Mugabe Alone Not A Solution For Zimbabwe – US Envoy

Removing Mugabe Alone Not A Solution For Zimbabwe - US Envoy

Bulawayo, June 16,2011 -The United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray on Thursday said removing President Robert Mugabe alone from power is not a solution for Zimbabwe.

Addressing journalists in Bulawayo on Thursday morning Ray said what was needed was to change the system of governance not individuals.

“There is no way you can build a house from the roof. You have to start from the foundation going to the top. So I don’t think removing Mugabe will change anything. What is needed is to change the system of governance. Some people might argue about this is, but removing him from power will only see minor positive developments in the country,” said Ray.

Ray also added that he doesn’t see the reason why Zanu (PF) is pushing for elections this year.

“SADC is working on the issue of Zimbabwe elections and I don’t see any reason why some political party is pushing for elections this year. Elections should be held at a time when every Zimbabwean is free to participate,” said the US envoy.

Leaders from the 15-nation SADC on Sunday at the Johannesburg summit called on Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to quicken implementation of their power-sharing agreement known as the global political agreement (GPA) that gave birth to the Harare unity government in February 2009.

They also resolved that the inclusive government in Zimbabwe should complete all the steps necessary for the holding of the election including the finalisation of the constitutional amendment and the referendum and that SADC should assist Zimbabwe to formulate guidelines that will assist in holding an election that will be peaceful, free and fair, in accordance with the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.


The Zimbabwe exile govt discontent with the mdc formations’s belief of roadmap in the recent sadc meeting

The exile gvt believes a much stronger road map has to be formulated to stop the violence in zimbabwe, because it is well known that zanu-pf thugs do not follow any agreements, why is mdc still leaking mugabe’s back.. a proper deal or convetion need to be reached to stop violence in zimbabwe. pen and white paper is nothing in the eyes of zanu-pf. how many times  did we tell zanu-pf to stop the violence and they just put a blind eye. the solution of zimbabwe now can be solved by zimbabweans in three ways..see the three solutions

1.egypt way, 2.convention, 3.immediate elections and peace-keepers to monitor

please you can see the convention document ..

yet all this history of road-map won’t change anything for striving rural areas zimbabweans..   below is the result of mdc factions in agreement with road-map, what a pathetic opposition party to zanu-pf..

MDC Formations Happy With SADC Outcome On Zimbabwe  by radioVop

Sandton, Johannesburg, June 13, 2011 – The two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations were on Sunday night happy with the outcome of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) special summit on the Zimbabwe crisis that endorsed the resolutions of a meeting held in Livingstone in March.

Commenting to Radio VOP after a three hour meeting on Sunday, that only began after SADC heads of state and their representatives had finished deliberating the formation of a Free Trade Area during a Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) meeting, the two parties were positive that the outcome of the meeting would see Zimbabwe moving closer to a free and fair election.

The March summit, chaired by Rupiah Bwezani Banda, Chairperson of Organ on Politics Defence and Security Cooperation and President of Zambia resolved that there must be an immediate end of violence, intimidation, hate speech, harassment, and any other form of action that contradicts the letter and spirit of GPA (Global Political Agreement); all stakeholders to the GPA should implement all the provisions of the GPA and create a conducive environment for peace, security, and free political activity.

It also resolved that the inclusive Government in Zimbabwe should complete all the steps necessary for the holding of the election including the finalisation of the constitutional amendment and the referendum and that SADC should assist Zimbabwe to formulate guidelines that will assist in holding an election that will be peaceful, free and fair, in accordance with the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections.

The Troika of the Organ shall appoint a team of officials to join the Facilitation Team and work with the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC) to ensure monitoring, evaluation and implementation of the GPA. The Troika shall develop the Terms of Reference, time frames and provide regular progress report, the first, to be presented during the next SADC Extraordinary Summit. Summit will review progress on the implementation of GPA and take appropriate action.

Priscilla Misihairabwi of the small MDC faction told Radio VOP her party was happy with the outcome of the meeting, saying what was left was to finalise timelines before the next SADC meeting expected in Luanda, Angola in August.

“We are satisfied with the outcome,” she told Radio VOP as she walked out of the venue of the meeting together with the leader of her party, Welshman Ncube.

Misihairabwi-Mushonga would not comment on the absence of the deputy prime minister Arthur Mutambara from the meeting. Mutambara is still claiming leadership to the smaller MDC faction, despite his ouster early this year when Ncube was elected president at the party’s congress.

“I think Mutambara was here in his capacity as the deputy prime minister but not as a representative of any political party,” she said.

Mutambara attended the Comesa meeting briefly on Saturday before leaving to attend the burial of Edgar Tekere, a founder member of Zanu (PF) and former friend of President Robert Mugabe who later turned foe. Tekere died in Mutare last week and declared a national hero.

Executive secretary of SADC, Tomaz Salamao, said he believed there was an internal party struggle in Mutambara’s party. “The party will decide and inform us their position. Their issues on the internal struggle are tabled in courts. We don’t want to be involved in those issues,” he said when answering a question during a press conference on the meeting’s communique which was released late Sunday night.

Finance Minister Tendai Biti who is also Secretary General of the Movement of Democratic Change led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai also said he was happy with the outcome of the meeting describing it as “decisive” because it reaffirmed the Livingstone declaration in March.

Biti said he beleived the appointment and deployment of the three member delegation of the troika will be done urgently and deployed to Zimbabwe to monitor the situation and work with JOMIC.

“The roadmap should now be completed with the exact time frame,” Biti told Radio VOP in an interview. He believed the roadmap would be ready to be tabled in time for the next SADC meeting in August.

“We agreed that there should be no tolerance to violence”, said Biti who was flanked with the MDC’s organising secretary Nelson Chamisa and another party official Elton Mangoma who is also Zimbabwe’s Minister of Economic Planning and Investment Promotion.

Biti said endorsing the Livingstone recommendations and making sure that the GPA is fully implemented will give Zimbabwe a chance to make a fresh start.

At the next summit Zambia will seize to be the chair of the SADC organ Troika and South Africa will take over chairmanship. The Troika is currently composed of Zambia, Mozambique and South Africa.


SA police allow anti-Mugabe group to stage demo

it now shows the nearness of zimbabwe to it’s road of democracy, as S.A becomes affiliated and support , zimbabwean’s petition to remove mugabe.. mugabe nguva yakwana… chera mwena

Anger as SA police allow anti-Mugabe group to stage demo

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe. FILE | AFRICA REVIEW |
By KITSEPILE NYATHI in HararePosted Wednesday, June 8 2011 at 12:29

South African police have given a group of Zimbabweans the go ahead to stage anti-President Robert Mugabe protests to coincide with a weekend regional meeting to tackle the crisis in the southern African country.

But the move has angered the veteran ruler’s Zanu-PF party, which has described it as “scandalous and offensive to natural justice”.

The presidents of Mozambique, Zambia and Namibia, who make up the security and politics organ of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will meet the leaders of Zimbabwe’s three party coalition government to discuss Harare’s preparations for fresh elections.

A Zanu-PF advance party to the Johannesburg meeting said a similar request by its supporters to hold demonstrations at the venue of the summit was turned down.

South African President Jacob Zuma is also the facilitator of the Zimbabwe peace talks.

Two months ago, President Mugabe accused him of bias and the comments led to a harsh exchange of words between Harare and Pretoria.

“For the host and the facilitator to allow one of the political parties to have a demonstration against the other, is scandalous.

“It’s either all of them are allowed or none of them,” said Prof Jonathan Moyo who is leading the Zanu-PF delegation in Johannesburg.


ZANU PF has interjected in the registration of houses in Bulawayo which were meant to benefit victims of Murambatsvina

ZANU PF hijacks Murambatsvina housing scheme

By Alex Bell
07 June 2011

ZANU PF has hijacked a housing scheme in Bulawayo meant to benefit victims of Murambatsvina, with people being forced to register as party members in order to keep their stands.

The Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle Housing Scheme was launched nationwide by the government in 2005, as a result of international condemnation of Operation Murambatsvina. The Operation saw ZANU PF demolish thousands of what it called ‘illegal slums’ in all urban centres, leaving an estimated 700,000 people homeless.

The Housing Scheme was supposed to give these victims preferential access to new homes. But according to SW Radio Africa’s Bulawayo correspondent, Lionel Saungweme, the homes of victims in Cowdray Park Township are being repossessed.

“The local treasurer of the Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle Housing Scheme, Clara Gwekwerere, who is also a ZANU PF member, is telling people that they must register as ZANU PF members and produce party cards to get houses,” Saungweme explained, adding; “The whole process has been hijacked.”

He continued, that Gwekwerere is being supported by a security officer identified only as Sibanda, who is a serving member of the Zimbabwe National Army. He said the pair, together with the Housing Scheme’s Vice Secretary Mr J Khumalo and some police members, has also blocked residents from holding any meetings about the housing programme.

“This behaviour by serving members of the police, army and Clara Gwekwerere, together with the collaboration of ministry officials based at Mhlahlandlela Government Complex, proves that the government is bent on changing the demography of urban areas,” Saungweme said, explaining that ZANU PF has failed to get support in Zimbabwe’s urban areas.

Saungweme said the Cowdray Park Murambatsvina victims are being left in a desperate situation. He explained that most of the victims have been trying to make a living by selling goods at markets stalls. But with no proof that they are resident in the area, they are legally not allowed to trade.
The Housing Scheme has already been the subject of much concern, with most of the houses being hurriedly built as empty shells, with no proper facilities. Last week National Housing and Social Amenities Minister Giles Mutsekwa told parliament that cabinet had already approved a plan to hand over the scheme to local authorities, in order for the residents to get water and sewer services.
“Regrettably we have got a situation in the country where the houses constructed during Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle exist with no infrastructure or amenities,” said Mutsekwa.

He added; “Cabinet has approved and adopted these houses that fall under this particular scheme be handed over to local authorities who are going to take over this infrastructure so that the inhabitants of these houses also live a normal urban life just like any other person.”

Meanwhile a local chairman in Zvishavane in the Midlands province has raised concerns that the Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle Housing Scheme there is being taken advantage of. Chairman Alluwis Zhou told NewsDay last month that “army officials who were in charge and their relatives had access to the houses,” and not any local residents.


Biti of MDC-T on assassination attempt as Bomb blast his house

by staff reporter New Zimbabwe
A BOMB went off at the Harare home of Finance Minister Tendai Biti early Sunday, his MDC-T party said.

The blast left a “dent” on the perimeter wall around the MDC-T secretary general’s home in Highlands, the party added in a statement.

The statement did not say if Biti was home at the time.

“Neighbours said the incident happened an hour after midnight when they heard the blast, but were too afraid to come out,” the statement said.

Gift Kaseketa, reported to have been inside the house at the time, said he “did not see anyone, and neither did he hear any sound of a vehicle”.

Bomb blast … Tendai Biti

“He was only able to see the dent left by the detonator in the morning. Only marks of the futile attempt are visible to the wall,” the party added.

Calling for a “thorough investigation”, the MDC-T said it “does not take this attack lightly given that there have been increasing criticisms and verbal attacks on Hon Biti lately.” ……..more click ..


Violence can be stopped by a convention and change of parliament system in Zimbabwe.

by martin w chinyanga

Violence in Zimbabwe can be stopped by a convention and change of parliament system by a process of a convention. The convention is a process of tying to make a peace process deal in a country… same as we look at the Geneva convention, the convention process worked out well in the Chile Govt, when they took presidential powers from Pinochet and made him , chief of the defence force to make him immune to the law, and the government was run by technocrats. when this happened violence was history in Chile, and their economy grow up 160%. This was a move which was accepted by all perpetrators of violence in Chile.

The only solution to stop the ZNA and ZRP from being partisan academies is to remove powers from the president in participating to parliamentarian affairs and that the president of the country be a ceremonial role, who deals with the senate and governors… lets have a look at the Germany govt system….The prime-Minster will be the head of the govt and comes from the voting process totally different from that of the president… this will work out if Zimbabwe agrees to a convention and we might have an exposure of peaceful elections.

Now a good solution for Zimbabwe will be to make immune all the generals and the now president from being executed after resignation. They need to be given immune whilst thy head the military and the police. Yet the Germany govt system is the best solution for to stop violence in Zimbabwe.

The most to be done is ZANU-PF has to stop operating as a political party or change their name and all the generals including all the core centre of the zanu- politburo must be placed in fixed positions in the senate and governors of the country…yes if they are at risk to the after math.

GVT ETHICS & CONDUCT:’ if men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary” structures were set in Madison’s Federalist #51 like ”auxiliary precautions” to stop TYRANNY. ..but this historic establishment is  not working for AFRICAN POLITICS….please lets suggest any new system which can stop tyranny in Africa.  

By “auxiliary precautions,” the Founders meant Constitutional processes by which the government could punish, even remove from office, elected officials on its own initiative, separate from the voice of the people.


Impeachment is perhaps the best known auxiliary precaution, but while the Constitution rather vaguely limits the impeachment process to “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,” civil officials are typically recognized as officials serving under the executive and judicial branches of government only. 


The current Chancellor of Germany is Angela Merkel, who was elected in 2005.

The office of Chancellor of Germany (known in German as Bundeskanzler(-in), or Kanzler(-in) for short) is, under the German 1949 constitution, the head of government of Germany. It is historically a continuation of the office of Chancellor (German: Kanzler, later Reichskanzler). The role is generally comparable to that of Prime Minister in other parliamentary democracies. There have been eight chancellors since 1949. The Federal Government (Bundesregierung) consists of the chancellor and his or her cabinet ministers. The chancellor’s authority emanates from the provisions of the Basic Law and from his or her status as leader of the party (or coalition of parties) holding a majority of seats in the Bundestag (federal parliament). With the exception of Helmut Schmidt, the chancellor has usually also been chairman of his or her own party. This was the case with Chancellor Gerhard Schröder from 1999 until he resigned the chairmanship of the SPD in 2004.The chancellor is the only member of the federal government elected by the Bundestag (PARLIAMENT). The other cabinet ministers are chosen by the chancellor himself or herself, although they are formally appointed by the President on the chancellor’s proposal. The chancellor determines the composition of the Federal Cabinet. The President formally appoints and dismisses cabinet ministers, at the recommendation of the chancellor; no parliamentary approval is needed. According to the Basic Law, the chancellor may set the number of cabinet ministers and dictate their specific duties. Chancellor Ludwig Erhard had the largest cabinet, with twenty-two ministers in the mid-1960s. Helmut Kohl presided over 17 ministers at the start of his fourth term in 1994; the 2002 cabinet, the second of Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, had 13 ministers and the Angela Merkel cabinet as of 22 November 2005 has 15.

Article 65 of the Basic Law sets forth three principles that define how the executive branch functions:

  • The “chancellor principle” makes the chancellor responsible for all government policies. Any formal policy guidelines issued by the chancellor are legally binding directives that cabinet ministers must implement. Cabinet ministers are expected to introduce specific policies at the ministerial level that reflect the chancellor’s broader guidelines.

The Federal President

Christian Wulff is the current president of Germany  he was elected in the 2010 presidential election.

The President of Germany (known in German as Bundespräsident) is Germany’s head of state. The position is a more ceremonial one than in presidential systems, with the President acting with the advice of the legislature (Art. 58, German Basic Law). Nevertheless the President represents Germany in the world (Art. 59 Basic Law) and has some important “reserve powers” in case of political instability .The role of President is partly similar in some ways to that of a constitutional monarch found in other European states, with the important difference being that the President is elected, and selected based on his or her distinguished reputation. Therefore, the power of daily politics in Germany is concentrated in the position of the Chancellor of Germany with the president acting more as the guardian of the political system, moral authority and identification figure. The Federal President is elected by secret ballot, without debate, by the Federal Convention, a body established solely for that purpose. The convention consists of all Bundestag members as well as an equal number of delegates chosen by the legislatures of the Länder(states). The delegates of each Land to the Federal Convention are elected by the members of the state legislature under a form of proportional representation. While in office the President enjoys immunity from prosecution and cannot be voted out of office or recalled. The only mechanism for removing the President is impeachment by the Bundestag or Bundesrat/parliament  for wilfully violating German law. Once the Bundestag impeaches the President, the Federal Constitutional Court is charged with determining if he or she is guilty of the offence. If the charge is sustained the court has authority to remove the President from office. To date no President has ever been impeached. The Basic Law did not create an office of vice president. If the President is outside of the country, or the position is vacant, the President of the Bundesrat (a position that is rotated among the state premiers on an annual basis) temporarily assumes the powers of the president until a successor is elected without assuming the office of president as such. While doing so, he or she does not continue to exercise the role of chair of the Bundesrat. If the President dies, resigns or is otherwise removed from office, a successor is to be elected within thirty days. This process was triggered for the first time on May 31, 2010, when Horst Köhler resigned the office. While the President is abroad on a state visit the President of the Bundesrat does not assume all of his responsibilities but may deputise for the President, performing on the President’s behalf merely those tasks that require his or her physical presence, such as the signing of documents

The President is elected by the Federal Convention, a body established solely for that purpose.

In total, the Federal Convention numbers more than one thousand members. The German constitution, the Basic Law, requires that it be convened no later than thirty days before the expiration of the term of office of the President (which is five years). The body is convened and chaired by the President of the Bundestag(parliament).

The office of President is open to all Germans who are entitled to vote in Bundestag elections and have reached the age of 40, but no one may serve more than two consecutive five-year terms. The president receives an annual payment of approximately €213,000 that continues when he or she leaves office.

The President may not be a member of the government or of a legislature at either the federal or Land level. On taking office the president must take the following oath, stipulated by Article 56 of the Basic Law

”I swear that I will dedicate my efforts to the well-being of the German people, enhance their benefits, avert harm from them, uphold and defend the Constitution and the statutes of the Federation, fulfil my duties conscientiously, and do justice to all. (So help me God.) ”

Duties and functions

Appointment of the Federal Government

The President proposes an individual as Chancellor and then, provided they are subsequently elected by the Bundestag, appoints him or her to the office. However the Bundestag is free to disregard the President’s proposal and elect another individual to the post, whom the President is then obliged to appoint. The President appoints and dismisses the remaining members of the Federal Government “upon the proposal of the Chancellor.” The President can dismiss the Chancellor but only in the event that the Bundestag passes a Constructive Vote of No Confidence. If this occurs the President must dismiss the chancellor and appoint the successor requested by the Bundestag.

Other appointments

The President appoints federal judges, federal civil servants and military officers. All such appointments require the counter-signature of either the chancellor or the relevant cabinet minister.

Dissolution of the Bundestag ( is the parliament of Germany)

In the event that the Bundestag elects an individual for the office of chancellor by a plurality of votes, rather than a majority, the President can, at his discretion, either appoint that individual as chancellor or dissolve the Bundestag. In the event that a vote of confidence is defeated in the Bundestag, and the incumbent chancellor proposes a dissolution, the President may, at his discretion, dissolve the body within 21 days.



The German Bundesrat (literally “Federal Council”;) is a legislative body that represents the sixteen Länder (federal states) of Germany at the federal level. It has its seat at the former Prussian House of Lords in Berlin.

The Bundesrat participates in legislation, alongside of the Bundestag, the directly elected representation of the people of Germany, with laws affecting state competences and all constitutional changes requiring the consent of the body. Functioning similarly, it is often said to be an upper house such as the US Senate or the House of Lords in the United Kingdom, although the German constitution does not declare the Bundestag and Bundesrat to form houses of a bicameral parliament (the word “Parliament” does not even occur in the Constitution). Officially, it is generally referred to as a “constitutional body” alongside the Bundestag, the President, the Government and the Federal Constitutional Court


President of the Bundesrat or President of the Federal Council (German: Bundesratspräsident) is the chairperson or speaker of the Bundesrat (Federal Council). The presidency of the Bundesrat rotates among the heads of government (most of them holding the title minister-president) of each of the states (in German, Länder) on an annual basis. this position is held by Hannelore Kraft  since 2010