copac banner 31-10-10.jpgStakeholders say the continued shifting of goal posts by the MDC-T in the constitution making process is a calculated move to extend the inclusive government as they are afraid of losing elections.

The constitution making process has been characterised by back biting and inconsistencies, with the parties involved unexpectedly shifting goal posts in a move that is making the process longer than it should be.

A legal expect, Mr Fortune Chasi said the composition of COPAC will make it cumbersome for the country to immediately have a constitution as seen by the MDC-T labouring to delay the process to extend the inclusive government.

“What we have in COPAC is a difficult situation. We have Zanu PF members who want elections as soon as possible and the MDC-T, which do not want elections any time soon,” Mr Chasi said.

A legislator, Cde Kudakwashe Bhasikiti said they are becoming irritated by the antics of the MDC-T, arguing that the party realised too late that it had no grassroots support.

“The MDC-T is trying to delay the process as they have now realised during the thematic stages that their views are not cooperated in what the people said,” said Cde Bhasikiti.

Reports say the constitution making process came to a halt on Friday following a standoff between the parties involved.

Contacted for comment COPAC Co-Chairperson, Cde Paul Mangwana confirmed that there are disagreements but could not comment as the matter has been referred to the management committee.