Opposition parties threaten constitution

HARARE - Opposition political parties have threatened to disturb the constitution making process, saying the process is not inclusive.

Zimbabwe Development Party and ZANU-Ndonga said they were not happy with the on going constitution making process because it was no inclusive. They added that it was only their sense of patriotism that prevented them from suing other political parties.

We are very patriotic as an opposition party, we relay information on our own that we should not disturb this process for the good of the nation, but if we had the desire to do so we were going to take the government to court and immediately stop the whole exercise. Principals in the GPA should use common sense, and believe that picking pieces in every corner will enhance democracy, Zimbabwe Development Party President, Kisnot Mukwazhi, said.

ZANU-Ndonga National Chair Reketai Mushiwokufa Semwayo said they were only allowed five people from his party to partake in the constitution making process.

We have 10 provinces here in the country and allowing only five people from my party is not enough to influence what as a party we want to be included in the constitution. We engaged the government through the COPAC before the commencement of the process, but we were ignored, he said.

The Parliament led constitution making process started last week with reports from some parts of the country saying there was a low turn out, mainly because of lack of publicity.

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