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MDC leadership meets
for Democratic Change (MDC-T)
Executive and the National Council of the Movement for Democratic
Change met in Harare today to discuss various issues.
The party noted
with concern the incarceration of its members and officials including
the Deputy National Chairman, Morgan Komichi and the Glen view six.
This continued incarceration and detention is part of the ongoing
harassment of the MDC members and officials by the state agents
using the criminal justice system.
party noted with concern the brazen attempts by Robert Mugabe to
subvert the constitution by bringing in provincial governors disguised
as ministers of state responsible for provinces. This is meant to
circumvent and defeat the constitutionally well-spelt out principle
of devolution of power to the provinces.
The MDC has
noticed that this subversion of the constitution is going to be
a key feature of Mugabe’s presidency. To that end, the party
resolved to fight by all means necessary all the attempts by Mugabe
and Zanu-PF to subvert the people’s constitution.
The party resolved
that it will continue engaging with international bodies in particular
SADC and the African Union. This is in spite of the very unfortunate
and one-sided statements that have been issued by some officials
purporting to represent these bodies, concerning the credibility
of the Zimbabwean Election.
The party further
noted with grave concern the failure by our courts to deal substantively
with the dispute involving the eligibility of people who are not
elected councillors to stand as mayors.
The MDC maintains
that the law and the constitution allow people who are not elected
councillors to be mayors. Attempts by Zanu-PF to block MDC mayoral
candidates are simply designed to affect the MDC’s performance
in the provinces concerned.
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