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mars civic society on constitution
Radio Harare (CORAH)
December 07, 2012
As the country
prepares for a referendum which leads to the polls, members of the
civic society have once again been divided on whether to vote Yes
and division came out Wednesday in Harare at an event to discuss
the position of civil society on the Zimbabwe constitution
making process at the Media Centre where Zimbabwe
Congress of Trade Unions Secretary General Japheth Moyo and
Director Okay Machisa clashed.
6 of the GPA
clearly states who the civic society is in the constitution making
process. We are spectators or assistants in this process and what
is needed is to mobilise and demand that the parties in the inclusive
government finalise the constitution making process, since we do
not have control over the process," Moyo said.
reminded his colleagues that GPA principals are the dictators of
the constitution making process, a statement which ZimRights Boss
Okay Machisa refuted.
we have the Prime Minister Tsvangirai, Mugabe, Mutambara or Welshman
Ncube coming together, trying to come up with another committee,
of what? We are sick and tired of these committees which have not
achieved anything," said Okay Machisa. "But let us not
fool ourselves. SADC as they are the guarantors of GPA they know
that we have challenges and they should intervene now."
Constitutional Assembly chairperson Professor Lovemore Madhuku
turned down the media centre invitation to the event saying his
position is known.
the composition of the draft constitution team from the onset. He
has since launched a "NO VOTE" campaign to the draft
constitution when it goes for a referendum.
Coalition Chairperson Virginia Muwanigwa also present at the
meeting and said they are happy with the draft constitution.
The youth on
the other side complained that they were never consulted from the
beginning of the drafting of the constitution.
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