As MDC we have agreed that the constitution being written now is not perfect. But we will support it and get it through parliament and the referendum for the sake of facilitating the end of the inclusive government.
We want to let Zimbabweans know that when this government is over we will write a new constitution which will reflect the true views of the people. Everyone will be involved and be able to air their views freely and democratically, said MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa.
The GNUs constitution-writing process has been condemned by civil society, particularly the National Constitutional Assembly which argues that the supreme law of the land should be written by an independent body not by politicians. The NCA has already started campaigning against the new constitution through its Take Charge Campaign, in which it is pushing for a NO vote.
The NCA has lined up a number of activities countrywide. The public information gathering process for the new constitution has been characterised by violence, with Zanu (PF) accused of coaching people what to say at the meetings. The party also launched Operation Chimumumu to silence members of the MDC from contributing to the process.
HARARE The MDC led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has admitted that the current constitution-making process is flawed, and has promised to write a perfect one when it gets into power. (Pictured: Nelson Chamisa)