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Madhuku to step down from NCA
Mbiba, Daily News
September 24, 2013
is set to step down this week from National
Constitutional Assembly (NCA) to form a new political party.
the NCA’s director for information and publicity, confirmed
to the Daily News yesterday that there will be leadership change
during the constitutional reform lobby group’s congress which
is pencilled for September 28.
will be leadership renewal at the congress as stated by our constitution,”
Vava said. “Madhuku has indicated that he will not seek another
mandate and we respect his decision. Who will take over, I cannot
tell you because the decision solely lies with the delegates.”
been the chairperson of the NCA since 2001 when he took over from
MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai who, two years earlier, had ventured
into mainstream politics through the then united Movement for Democratic
There had been
fears that Madhuku will turn the lobby group into a political party
but Vava allayed the fears.
is nothing like that which will happen,” Vava said. “No
one will turn NCA into a political party because it’s not
an individual’s organisation.
If someone wants
to establish a political party he or she should first resign from
NCA before pursuing a political career.” Madhuku stated earlier
this year that he intended to form a new political party after the
law expert was unavailable to comment on the matter as his phone
Vava said the
NCA will use the congress to re-strategise.
was supposed to be held in 2011 but we deferred it.
has come at a right time as we need to re-strategise and determine
the course of action that we need to take to remain relevant,”
The NCA was
founded in 1997, and officially launched in 1998 at the University
of Zimbabwe by civic organisations, amongst which were trade
unions, opposition parties, student groups, women’s groups,
representatives of the informal sector, and church groups.
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