The current Constitution for Zimbabwe is a product of a compromise agreement reached at the Lancaster House Conference in 1979 between the outgoing colonial government and the incoming nationalist government at the end of the war of liberation. The current Constitution is widely regarded as inadequate and has many shortcomings that need to be addressed, despite it being amended a record 19 times.
Constitution Timeline Category
Appointment of Constitution Select Committee
Three Principal Drafters assisted by 17 technical experts under the instructions of the Select Committee are drafting the new Constitution.
Once the draft Constitution is in place, it shall be tabled to a Second All Stakeholder’s Conference. The Conference will bring together representatives of different stakeholders to review and make recommendations on the draft Constitution.
After the Second All Stakeholder’s Conference, the Parliamentary Select Committee shall report to Parliament on its recommendations over the content of the new Constitution for Zimbabwe, part of which shall be the draft constitution.