HARARE: Zimbabwe began to distribute copies of a new draft constitution today, a key reform ahead of elections later this year.
But a citizen’s group said police had detained three activists meeting to discuss the text, which is due to be voted on next month.
Jessie Majome, a spokeswoman for the lawmakers who wrote the charter said they are starting distribution today of 90,000 copies of the draft constitution in various languages as well as braille and audio versions.
Police arrested three people at a meeting on the constitution process in the central town of Chegutu, according to the head of a group promoting citizen participation, the Centre for Community Development in Zimbabwe (CCDZ).
They were charged with organising and holding an illegal meeting and they are now being held at Kadoma police station, CCDZ director Phillip Pasirayi told AFP.