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Paul, you've missed the point (contained in the "why" question where I
state that Zimbabweans ARE in favour of land reform): also, see my replies
to Rakesh (ope-l:3009, 3014). My original purpose was to raise awareness
of Mugabe's *misuse* of a popular demand for land reform to justification
bringing in the broad powers rejected at the referendum. He is now ruling
the country by Presidential Decree (Parliament suspended April 11).
>nicola taylor wrote:
>> The petition makes reference to the rule of Law, because Mugabe held a
>> referendum in February asking the people of Zimbabwe to support the seizure
>> of land from commercial farmers. The result of that referendum was a
>> resounding NO vote. Why, when land reform is a critical issue supported by
>The referndum was a composite that included farm reform along with other
>constitutional changes which would have strengthened Mugabes position.
>The fact that it was thrown out does not indicate that people were against
>the farm reform part, but that they were against the other parts.
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