prez mugabe central comm.jpgThe President and First Secretary of Zanu-PF, Cde  Robert Mugabe has pledged his party’s determination to defend the constitution-making process to ensure that it has integrity and is free from the agenda of the West.
    
Cde Mugabe, who is also the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, was speaking at the 81st Session of the Zanu-PF Central Committee meeting at the Zanu-PF headquarters in Harare on Thursday afternoon.

High on the Central Committee’s meeting – the second since December’s congress – was the progress of the Global Political Agreement and the inclusive government, the constitution-making process and the issue of adding more members into the Central Committee, among others.
      
central committee.jpgIn his address, Cde Mugabe said it is Zimbabweans who should produce their own constitution and foreigners should back-off, since Zimbabweans did not participate in the writing of other nations’ supreme laws.

 

“We are working towards a Zimbabwean constitution, foreigners must back off. We had nothing to do with their constitutions; in fact we were not even there as a free people when they wrote them,” said President Mugabe.

 

He said those who think that contributing funds to the constitution-making process entitles them to interfere with the outcome are mistaken, as Zimbabweans cannot swop their birthright for the donor’s dollar.

 

Cde Mugabe implored members of his party to ensure that the ideals of the revolution which brought Zimbabwe’s independence and national sovereignty remain solid and secure.

 

“I am happy that the party has been very active and organised, the party’s voice has been dominant, putting forward its views, values and vision with characteristic cogency and maturity as befits a party of our age and history,” the President said.

 

Cde Mugabe also said Zimbabwe African values should be upheld, with the supreme law proclaiming unequivocally that homosexuality is an abomination to the nation and that Zimbabweans should firmly resist any attempts to defile the country’s constitution with any recognition of such practices.

 

“We marry to love and multiply, never to turn other men to women, other women to men,” he added.

 

President Mugabe also took a swipe at Australia, Canada and the United States for putting Zimbabwe on trial and denying the country the right to develop its people through the exploitation and sale of her diamonds, saying Zimbabweans are their own saviours and liberators.

 

He said the three western powers are still bent on meddling in Zimbabwe’s affairs by trying to hijack the Kimberly Process from the diamond producing countries for the benefit of the west.

 

He commended teams that are gathering views in the constitution-making process for the work they are doing under the difficult conditions where funding is inadequate.