The African Union is a tried and tested institution that has been able to make thoughtful and strategic decisions in dealing with various challenges confronting its member states. Having been formed in !1963 as the OAU, it should be commended for having stood with most liberation movements in Africa and Zimbabwe in particular in order to wage a successful and illustrious liberation struggle which our constitution acknowledges in its preamble as the hallmark of our identity as a united people of the republic of Zimbabwe.
The role of the war veterans in the current developments propelled towards the ouster of Robert Gabriel Mugabe as the President of Zimbabwe after a 37 year marathon rule have become explicitly clear and visible.
In the last blog I looked at what young people aged 16-18, studying at three schools in land reform areas in Zimbabwe, imagined they would be doing in 20 years. This blog focuses on their perceptions of constraints to getting there. Many of these constraints relate to ‘governance’.
The 21st century saw a rise in the number of feminism institutions and a multiple of treaties on women’s rights and gender equality has been signed. With the erection of such institutions the lives of women have improved in a commendable way.
1. The constitution can still be salvaged. 2.President Mugabe must resign. 3. An acting president must be appointed from Zanu PF in terms of constitution's 6th schedule (sunset clauses) . 4. Civilian government is then restored with urgency. (my own thoughts)