Archbishop Norbert Kunonga of the Anglican Church of Zimbabwe says the new constitution should be rejected by all progressive Zimbabweans as it is a regime change tool.
Addressing a media briefing in Harare, Archbishop Kunonga condemned the latest moves to pursue the regime change agenda through smuggling provision that limits the president’s power.
Archbishop Kunonga says the draft has made attempts to introduce security sector reforms through the establishment of commissions who have the mandate of overseeing the appointment of key personnel in the critical areas.
“We should not tolerate a situation whereby the constitution is being used as a regime change tool, through introduction of the security sector reforms.
“COPAC is making efforts to ensure that they limit the executive powers of the president which is wrong,” he said.
He noted that the constitution should be rejected by all and Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Cde Robert Mugabe should declare the elections date as COPAC will never be trusted to deliver a people-driven constitution.
“The issue of smuggling in homosexuality into the constitution is a foreign and evil practice that should not be tolerated by all Zimbabweans.
“On the pending visit by Nigerian prophet TB Joshua, Zimbabweans to be wary of some men of cloth who are pursuing a political agenda,” said Archbishop Kunonga.
It has been almost three years since COPAC began the constitution-making process which has been marred with controversy.
Various quarters have since called on the government to disband the committee as it is being used to pursue a foreign agenda.