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Constitution Making Process Flawed

ZIMBABWEANS and the international community should join forces condemn the inclusive government’s flawed constitution–making process.

After calling for a people–driven constitution we are surprised to find ourselves in a scenario where Morgan Tsvangirai, Eric Matinenga and John Makumbe are the drivers of the process.

A body has been set up to spearhead the constitution making–process but we as the people demand our space in the constitution making process.

I would like to remind Zimbabweans of Constitutional Amendment No 7 by Dr Eddison Zvobgo as evidence of how politicians abuse authority to further personal interests. Politicians have a history of abusing constitutions to loot and cling on to power.

In as much as we respect Robert Mugabe, Tsvangirai and Arthur Mutambara we should not allow them to lead the constitution–making process.

Representations made by the National Constitutional Assembly should be heeded since they are a reflection of our thinking as Zimbabweans.

If Tsvangirai, Mugabe and Mutambara are serious about a new constitution they must allow civil society to lead the process instead of imposing a select committee on the people.

Informed Citizen,

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