The Southern African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (SACCORD) fears that the holding the referendum on the Bill of Rights together with the tripartite elections will distract voters’ from realizing the importance of the referendum.
SACCORD Executive Director Boniface Cheembe says he therefore feels that holding a constitution referendum alongside the 2016 general election is a bad idea.
He says an undertaking of such magnitude as the referendum should not be held together with an equally important undertaking as the elections.
Mr. Cheembe has told Qfm News by telephone that holding the referendum alongside the general election will simply dilute the whole process of adopting the Bill of Rights as part of the Country’s constitution.
Mr. Cheembe says this is because people will be more focused on the elections.