PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa Friday left the country for a 36th ordinary session of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday amid a flurry of criticism back home after failing to officially publish the final the delimitation report of ward and constituency boundaries.
Mnangagwa received the report from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on February 3.
The constitution states that within 14 days after receiving ZEC’s final delimitation report, the President must publish a proclamation in the government gazette declaring the names and boundaries of the wards and constituencies as finally determined by the electoral board.
He was expected to have done that by Friday and, instead, left for Ethiopia without publishing it.
He posted on his official Twitter account that he was working on trying to strengthen relations with other nations to make life better for Zimbabweans.
“We are working on closer trade links across the continent, making everyday life better for every Zimbabwean citizen,” Mnangagwa said.