Zim draft constitution goes mobile

By Alfonce Mizwo, Harare, Zimbabwe

With four days to go before Zimbabweans vote for a new constitution in a referendum, a non-governmental organisation has launched an app that allows the draft to be viewed or downloaded on mobile phones.

Zimbabweans will vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ for the  proposed new constitution, a crucial step towards a general election later in the year to end a four-year coalition government.

Adoption of the new constitution appears certain after both President Robert Mugabe's and chief foe; Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's parties backed it. If accepted, it will pave way for presidential and parliamentary elections expected in July.

Veritas Zimbabwe, a parliamentary watchdog, launched the Zimbabwe Draft Constitution App will give mobile phone users on the go access to the full draft constitution that is going for referendum.

The app is compatible with Nokia mobile phones on 5th edition of the series 40 platform and later; Android mobile phones running Android version 2.2 (Froyo) and later; Blackberry mobile phones running BB OS version 5.0 and later.

It is also compatible with the Blackberry Playbook running BB OS version 2.0 and later and Android tablets running Android version 2.2 (Froyo) and later.

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Veritas website

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