Constitution making hits snag PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 May 2012 18:39

copac offices.jpgThe constitution making process, which is almost at a standstill, is again under the spotlight amid a donor manipulation scandal.


Sources within COPAC told ZBC News that the process has finally hit a snag and there is a high possibility that when the GPA principals and negotiators come back from the SADC Extra-ordinary Summit currently underway in Angola, government might take over the process.

The sources revealed that Zanu PF scored a major victory during the views gathering exercise as more than 80% of people favoured the party’s stance.

They said this angered the two MDCs and their foreign backers in the NGO community who were funding the process.

Another claim levelled against the COPAC led process is that the drafting stage has never suffered any financial problems unlike the views gathering exercise where funding ran out at every interval.

This, the sources claimed, is yet another ploy to sabotage the constitution amid claims that those hired to do the drafting have tempered with the views gathered from the people.

There is also worry that the donor community views the envisaged new constitution as a “transition document” while Zimbabweans say they want a posterity document, thus raising suspicion.

With the process having courted so much controversy, observers wonder whether this will not just be a tale of wasted resources and a constitution that never was.

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