paul munyaradzi mangwana 05-10-10.jpgThe Constitution Select Committee (COPAC) has extended the thematic stage by another 10 days in an effort to compensate the time that was lost when the two MDC formations temporarily withdrew from the constitution making process last week.

Having reached a consensus after the two MDC formations had temporarily pulled out of the constitution making process, the Copac team resumed the data analysis on Monday this week and has extended the process by another 10 days to compensate for lost time.

In an interview with ZBC News, Zanu PF Copac co-chairperson, Cde Paul Mangwana said they were supposed to have completed the thematic stage this Wednesday, but due to last week’s mishaps, the plans were derailed.

Cde Mangwana said though the process will take a bit longer, it is expected to be completed within 10 days.

Since the Copac team had earmarked Wednesday as the deadline for completion of the thematic stage, some of the rapportuers are said to have lost their accommodation at some hotels.

Cde Mangwana said all these issues will be solved, adding that it is very likely that a referendum will be held this September.

Zanu PF is insisting on the holding of polls this year in accordance with the GPA which gave the inclusive government a two year life span which has since expired.