President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been applauded for upholding the Constitution and averting any form of vacuum by ensuring all arms of government continue to execute their duties in line with his Zimbabwe is open for business mantra and other socio-economic fundamentals.
There will be no any form of power vacuum in the aftermath of just ended 30 July elections as the Constitution stipulates the incumbent and President Mnangagwa and his cabinet should continue doing what they are supposed to be executing without any limitations until the much awaited Constitutional Court ruling.
“The Constitution clearly states that the President-elect has the full mandate to do what he is supposed to be doing and as he has indicated that politics aside and is now focusing on economics of the day, nothing will stop him from taking the country forward, it is his Constitutional right to ensure government business moves forward, even all ministers will continue serving under the privilege of the President until the Constitutional Court delivers its ruling within a space of 14 days, there is no vacuum,” explains Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi.
The business sector commended the President for upholding the Constitution and maintaining the momentum he raised before, during and after the harmonised elections that impressed on economics a message he carried in his Heroes and Defence Forces speech that hammered on economics rather than constant focus on unnecessary politicking.
“We applaud the President-elect for fulfiling the Constitution to the later, in leveraging the constitutional engineering that avert any instance of any vacuum in all faculties of governance and economic perpetuity, given the economic momentum in the past months, compounded by the subsiding of the post election political message, Zimbabwe could be headed for a bountiful and economic revolution of our time,” laments Mr Langton Mabhanga, president of the National Business Council of Zimbabwe.
Petty political issues should not continue obstructing the government of the day to drive and achieve economic fundamentals hence let’s leave politics behind and focus on rebuilding the economy, said President Mnangagwa.
Constitutional law expert Professor Lovemore Madhuku has bemoaned the loopholes in the Constitution which allow Presidential results to be challenged for a long time up to 21 days, saying there is urgent need to repeal that section in line with other democratic nations which allows the winning presidential candidate to be inaugurated in 48 hours after results are announced.