On the Zimbabwe Constitutional Referendum 16th March 2013
A national constitution is the supreme law by which a country and its people are governed. Every citizen and institution must live by, respect and defend this document. However, the genesis of this respect and defense must come from express support for the document from the people. We seek that endorsement today in Zimbabwe. Those that govern must do so with the consent of the governed, using instruments expressly endorsed by the governed. That is our agenda today. This referendum is not about politicians. It is about the people in their generality. It is a day for all citizens, the governed, to speak decisively and authoritatively on whether this draft constitution adequately captures how they want to be governed.
Let the people speak.
Deputy Prime Minister
Republic of Zimbabwe