The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, says the inclusive government was not meant to be a permanent establishment and if there is no consensus on the Global Political Agreement to come up with a new constitution, he has the constitutional right to dissolve parliament and call for elections.
The President made the remarks at the Harare International Airport when he arrived back home with the First Lady, Amai Grace Mugabe from Singapore where he was on leave.
He said if the principals to the GPA fail to come up with a common position on the constitution, he can invoke the old constitution and call for general elections.
“If we fail to come up with a position regarding the new constitution, I will dissolve the parliament and call for general elections. I have the constitutional rights, in the absence of the GPA principals to have parliament dissolved,” President Mugabe said.
The President dismissed rumours that he was in Malaysia for treatment, saying these are naked lies which are being crafted by western sponsored media.
He said the issue of people jostling for positions in Zanu PF is not a new phenomenon, adding that the issue of campaigning will be dealt with in the Politburo soon.
He was met at the airport by Acting President, Cde Joice Mujuru, the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu, Minister of State Security, Cde Sydney Sekeramayi, service chiefs and other senior government officials.