lovemore madhuku.jpgIn a development that has been described by analysts as against public opinion and pre-judgment of the worst kind, the National Constitutional Assembly says it will ensure that the constitution-making process is a flop through a rigorous and vigorous no-vote campaign in the referendum.



This follows a statement by COPAC that the assembly has no business in a process they want to fail.


Controversial chairperson of the National Constitutional Assembly, Dr Lovemore Madhuku says his organisation is ready for a no-vote campaign to ensure that efforts to draft a new supreme law of the land fails.


“We will definitely make sure that the process fails through a no-vote campaign ahead of the referendum,” Madhuku said.


Dr Madhuku argue that the current scenario in which all the three political parties in the global political agreement are represented is not the correct procedure.


“What was needed was the creation of an independent body that spearheads the process,” argues Madhuku.

COPAC chairpersons yesterday made it clear that all civic organisations that are against the constitution-making process have no business monitoring or observing the process, as they have a completely different agenda.


Cde Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said: “Organisations such as the National Constitutional Assembly have no business monitoring or observing the process they are against.”


“How can an organisation criticize something they are willing to fail? Obviouisly the criticism will be negative,” he added.


Observers note that Dr Madhuku’s case is that of sour grapes as he has been left out of the programme.


The observers also noted that the basis for the constitution-making process is the Global Political Agreement. The said the inclusive nature of the process involving all the parties to the GPA including the outreach programme open to all Zimbabweans to air their views will produce a home-grown constitution.


They noted that the danger is actually in donor-funded organisations like the NCA, which is criticising the open and inclusive constitution-making process by prejudging the results of the exercise.