BBC NEWS | Africa | Fighting ends Zimbabwe conference
Really they just wanted a break to pay tribute to Michael Jackson, but you know how the media is, they just blow everything out of porportion!Zimbabwe has abandoned a conference on a new constitution after fights broke out between rival delegations.
Supporters of President Robert Mugabe disrupted the meeting by dancing and singing revolutionary songs.
Some delegates walked out in protest, others threw water bottles. Riot police had to clear out the Harare venue.
Thousands of politicians and activists had joined the talks, which were intended as the start of a year of consultations on the issue.
A referendum is scheduled for a year's time and once a charter is in place, Zimbabwe is expected to have another attempt at holding a free and fair election.
Former opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in as prime minister in a power-sharing government in February to end months of political deadlock following last year's disputed elections.
Seriously though, we do not get to discuss Africa much folks, so thoughts?