Chindori Chininga Suspended Over Draft Constitution Leak

The MDC-T though denying its origin has confirmed unearthing of the document.

“There is a certain document that our party the MDC intercepted that is alleged to have been generated by Zanu-PF purporting to be a draft constitution. We intercepted the document in Mutare and we have since taken Zanu-PF to task over the document.
“We have the machinery as a people’s party to intercept anything that affects the credibility of the process. Right now we have not yet written the constitution but at the process of extracting constitutional issues and there should be no political party which should come up with a document purporting to be the draft constitution.We will reject it and we have rejected it,” MDC-T spokesperson and the party’s COPAC co-chairperson Douglas Mwonzora confirmed to Radio VOP in an exclusive interview Friday in Harare Mwonzora denied that Chininga leaked the fraudulent draft constitution to his party.
“We are not saying Zanu-PF should not suspend its members from COPAC but we never received anything from Mr Chininga,” he said.
Efforts to get a comment from Zanu-PF’s spokesperson Rugare Gumbo over the suspension of Chininga proved fruitless as his mobile phone was not reachable.
Zanu-PF at the initial stage of the constitution making process insisted that the Kariba draft which its members and some of the MDC officials clandestinely crafted in 2007 should be adopted as the country’s constitution.