This report was presented in both the National Assembly and the Senate this morning, Friday 13th January 2023. The presentation took the form of reading out the full report. Immediately after the presentation both Houses adjourned to Tuesday afternoon 17th January 2023 to debate the Ad Hoc Committee’s report and on the 17th and 18th January.
The final paragraph of the report sets out the Ad Hoc Committee’s conclusion on ZEC’s Preliminary Delimitation Report as follows:
The Committee’s findings, in its analysis of the 2022 Preliminary Delimitation Report, provide a basis for its conclusion on the 2022 preliminary report on the delimitation exercise. While the Committee appreciates that it is not possible for ZEC to meet the expectations of all the stakeholders in this exercise, it is the Committee’s considered view that all the issues raised in this Report, particularly those that are inconsistent with provisions of section 161 of the Constitution, will be resolved before the finalisation of the Report on the delimitation exercise. As espoused in section 119 of the Constitution, Parliament has an obligation to protect the Constitution and ensure that the State and all institutions and agencies of Government at every level, act constitutionally and in the national interest.