MDC-T Dismiss National Report on Constitution

MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora dismissed the four page report which was purported to have been written by Constitutional Select Committee (Copac).

He said the document in the Herald was written by hardliners in President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF who want to scuttle the constitutional making process which is now in its drafting stage.


“At no point did the Select Committee submit any report to The Herald. No member of the authorised Copac staff submitted any report to The Herald. It there is clear that this report is a Zanu-PF document written and submitted by the faction of Zanu-PF that is fighting against the drafters in the constitution making process,” Mwonzora told journalists at Harvest House.
“It appears that this is the work of some individuals who are panicking about the possible outcome of the drafting process. This report is calculated to mislead Zimbabweans.”

The document which appeared in the Herald had statistics on what Zimbabweans said on subjects like if they want an executive President or not or whether they wanted a Prime Minister.

According to the Herald report 79% of the views gathered said ‘Yes’ to an executive President while a majority of 28 % said they do not want a post of Prime minister in the country.

On other issues majority of the people said they want press freedom in the country. About 97 % said anyone who is born in Zimbabwe must require citizenship while 57 % said ‘No’ to dual citizenship.

Copac has already appointed three drafters to draft the new constitution which has been delayed by bickering amongst the three main political parties which are driving the process.