ZIPRA Says Zanu PF Are Fraudsters

“Zanu PF is committing a serious constitutional fraud by rejecting the Copac draft, their negotiators signed the document and we don’t see any reason why there are dumping it now. They just want to cause unnecessary confusion so that we can hold elections under the current Lancaster House constitution which is very impossible

“They should stop this behavior and allow the constitution making process to be completed with the holding of a referendum,” Magwizi told journalists in Bulawayo on Wednesday.

ZIPRA sentiments came at a time when Zanu PF aligned Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA)  led by Jabulani Sibanda says it supports Zanu PF rejection of the Copac Draft constitution.

Despite putting their signature to a draft constitution agreed to by negotiators from all three parties in Copac the Zanu PF politburo claimed it carried out its own ‘audit’ and is seeking to amend the draft.

The Global Political Agreement (GPA) signed on September 15, 2008, commits President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF and the two MDC factions led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Industry Minister Welshman Ncube to a new constitution that will pave way for a free and fair election.

The two MDC factions endorsed the draft, but Zanu PF’s politburo sat on four occasions during which it amended the draft before handing out copies to its rivals last week.

Last week Tsvangirai declared a deadlock with Zanu PF on changes to the draft constitution and called for SADC to intervene in the impasse.