The Chairpersons told ZBC News that after the successful consolidation of information from districts and provinces, the COPAC team has come out with a national report that shall guide the drafters of the supreme law of the land.
â€œWe have completed all the statistical reports – the district, provincial and national statistical reports,â€ said MDC-T COPAC co-chair, Mr. Douglas Mwonzora.
â€œOur rapportuers were completing the national report for the last two weeks and we have finished that now,â€ said Zanu PF COPAC co-chair, Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana.
The COPAC team revealed that Justice Moses Chinhengo, Advocate Brian Crossier and Mrs Priscilla Madzonga are the legal experts who shall be tasked with the actual drafting of the constitution while the other 17 rapportuers to be identified by political parties in the inclusive government will be announced soon, putting to rest speculation about the involvement of foreign experts in the drafting of the new constitution.
The COPAC co-chairpersons however dismissed as media speculation some reports that the constitution making process has been stalled by the issue of the number of Vice-Presidents the country should have, saying such issues will only be discussed during the drafting stage.
The constitution making process is already behind the scheduled Global Political Agreement (GPA) two years time frame as the process has been characterised by political bickering-motivated boycotts and lack of funding at some instances.