copac gathering 3 31-10-10 ed.jpgThe COPAC outreach meetings in Harare are underway with a fairly good turnout from across the surbubs in the capital.

 

COPAC co-chairpersons expressed satisfaction with the progress made so far at the various outreach meetings.

Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said there are reports of violence so far, a sign that all political parties have played a part in educating their supporters against violence, intimidation or other malpractices during the outreach programme.

 

“So far we are happy with what is on the ground, I have been to various centres and there are no reports of violence, probably because the political parties educated their people as warned,” said Cde Mangwana.

Mr Douglas Mwonzora paid tribute to the Zimbabwe Republic Police for deploying officers on the ground to monitor the situation.

 “We are happy that the law and order section is very active and there is peace and people are able to express their views freely,” said Mr Mwonzora.

 

Some of the residents who spoke to Zbc-news said they are satisfied with the meetings as they got an opportunity to air their views.

The residents said they want the power of traditional chiefs to be restored.

Others said the land reform programme should not be tempered with and is irreversible.

52 meetings are expected to be held in Harare this weekend.

The meetings were supposed to have been held on the 18th and 19th of September but were suspended due to violence in some of the wards.