A full Constitutional Court bench on Friday ordered President Robert Mugabe to set an election date that would ensure that polls are held by July 31st.
Things are moving very quickly now, the usual political stampede is on.
The new constitution was supported to take 18 months to write; it took 52 months, nearly three times as long. Most of that time was wasted on endless bickering over nothing and then the stampede in which Mugabe dictated what he wanted and Prime Minister Tsvangirai and the rest rubber stamped. The people were instructed to vote yes in the referendum without even getting a chance to read the constitution.
The new Copac constitution was recently signed into law, last week.
People like PM Tsvangirai had said the nation would need four to five months after the signing of the Copac Constitution to prepare for new elections. Mugabe said he wanted elections end June.
Now the nation learns the elections must be held by end of July. One thing is clear it is going to be yet another stampede and we all know who stands to benefit from all this mad rush!