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Zanu-PF 'intensifies' Charter rejection

2012-09-07 13:58
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Cape Town - Zanu-PF has intensified its rejection of the draft constitution by introducing a two-hour long programme on state owned radio to lambast not only the draft charter, but its partner in the Global Political Agreement, the Movement for Democratic Change.

The programme Power Talk was launched this week on one of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s radio stations and only Zanu-PF sympathisers are invited for discussions, according to Radio VOP.

The programme Power Talk was launched this week on one of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation’s radio stations and only Zanu-PF sympathisers are invited for discussions, according to Radio VOP.

This is done without giving the MDC and the Constitutional Parliamentary Committee (Copac) a chance to respond.

Zanu-PF is opposed to the Copac draft constitution which it says recognises gay rights which are alien to Zimbabwe.

The party is also claiming that the draft constitution left out the views of the people and should not be adopted.

Giving these reasons, Zanu-PF amended the draft constitution and forwarded the amendments to its partners in the inclusive government for adoption.

But the MDC has not welcomed the changes, thereby creating a deadlock.

Zanu-PF wants to revert to the old Lancaster House Constitution which gives it electoral advantage if the deadlock fails to be broken.

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