Zanu PF endorses new constitution
HARARE - Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Rugare Gumbo says the party endorses the new constitution and will urge their voters to vote yes.
Speaking after the party’s first Politburo meeting in 2013 at the Zanu PF headquarters in Harare this Wednesday, Gumbo said the party is delighted that the GPA principals finally agreed on the outstanding issues in the new constitution.
Gumbo said the party is now focussing on other issues like primary elections as it is currently restructuring at cell and village levels.
Calling for peaceful elections, Gumbo said Politburo members echoed in unison the now famous signature tune of the late Vice President Landa John Nkomo, which goes as; ‘Peace begins with me, peace begins with you and peace begins with us.’
Meanwhile, Zanu PF and the MDC-T have dismissed allegations by Mavambo President, Dr Simba Makoni that leaders in the GPA have hijacked the constitution making process by disregarding provisions of the GPA.
Dr Makoni, who was addressing journalists in Harare, said while the GPA principals have made a joint public announcement that they have reached an agreement on all outstanding issues in the new constitution, COPAC is yet to release the document with all the agreed positions.
He said it is surprising the Prime Minister has made a sudden u-turn by going against what he promised during the opening of the 2nd All Stakeholders Conference that he would not cooperate or be part of anything that violates the GPA or the mandate given to COPAC and parliament.
However, MDC-T Spokesperson, Mr Douglas Mwonzora said Dr Makoni needs to see the document first before commenting.
Zanu PF’s Gumbo said the three parties in the GPA were the ones who went to the people to gather information, adding that Dr Makoni has no supporters.
On Thursday the 17th of January, GPA principals agreed on the draft constitution and the proclamation of dates for the referendum and elections.