Examine the rights and obligation of a Zimbabwean citizen.

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Marriage to a partner of choice of the opposite sex, protection of state, free and fair election to any office, choice of political ideology, participation in any political activity and campaign, to vote, candidature to any office, to own land, fair compensation in case of land acquisition, freedom from slavery and torture and inhuman conduct, etc.

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Under the amended draft constitution, each citizen of Zimbabwe has the following rights:

Marriage to a partner of choice of the opposite sex, protection of state, free and fair election to any office, choice of political ideology, participation in any political activity and campaign, to vote, candidature to any office, to own land, fair compensation in case of land acquisition, freedom from slavery and torture and inhuman conduct, etc.

Each citizen is obligated to be loyal, follow the constitution, respect the national flag and anthem, and help protect the country.

How many of these are followed is a separate story, given the history of democracy in the country and how often it has been revoked to serve the purpose of an authoritarian government. Also some of the constitutional provisions do not come into effect for another ten years. 

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