Also in attendance were Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) officials including ZEC Commissioner Professor Geoff Feltoe.
gave a presentation on the major talking points of the amendment to ensure that all attendants understood what the reforms were about.
Commissioner Feltoe also dwelt on the Referendum Act, as we are moving towards a constitutional referendum as a final stage in the prolonged constitutional reform process, and of importance to the youths present and away, some of whom are voter educators, was the fact that any Zimbabwean who is above the age of 18 can vote in a referendum, and need not be a registered voter.
Whilst many youths are not registered as voters, they have a lifeline in participating in deciding whether to adopt the constitution that was written by the current parliamentarians as the supreme law of the nation to be used for the next hundreds of years or to demand another process that will be inclusive and respect the wishes of the general Zimbabweans.
For any young person above 18 years to do this, all they have to do is satisfy the presiding officer of a polling station that he or she is 18 years or above & is eligible to be registered as a voter on the voter's roll.
emphasized "However, this does not mean young people should stop from register as voters as there are other electoral processes that will take place outside the referendum."
was a question posed for Professor Feltoe
who, however, allayed all fears after reassuring the more than 70 youths who attended the event that these courts will be appointed on a non-partisan basis and will have the same powers with all current magistrates courts.