ZIMBABWEAN MP’S RUCKUS DISRUPTS CONFERENCE


Zimbabwean authorities abandoned a national constitution-making conference on Monday after chaos broke out among hundreds of rival delegates, witnesses said.

The conference — to discuss how to write a new constitution under a unity government formed by President Robert Mugabe and old rival Morgan Tsvangirai — degenerated into shouting and heckling during an opening statement by the speaker of parliament.

Delegates from Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party booed and threw bottles of water at each other before riot police moved in to drive them out of the conference venue.

SOURCED FROM REUTERS

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