THE MDC-T leadership has grilled its deputy organising secretary Abednico Bhebhe to explain his public utterances that the party would write a new constitution if it gets into power.
Repport by Brian Chitemba
Bhebhe reportedly told party supporters in Umzingwane, Matabeleland South, about two weeks ago that his party made many concessions in the Copac draft constitution just to ensure free and fair elections and would revisit the charter once it comes to power.
The MDC-T swiftly issued a statement distancing itself from Bhebhe’s claims, saying the party had no intention of re-writing the constitution. Party insiders told the Zimbabwe Independent Bhebhe was grilled and asked to explain his utterances by party spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora.
Although Bhebhe denied that he was questioned about his statements, sources said Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was angered by Bhebhe’s speech.
Mwonzora denied Bhebhe was summoned, but admitted he was taken to task over the statement.
“I talked to him (Bhebhe) about the speech,” said Mwonzora. “He denied ever saying the party would re-write the constitution and blamed journalists for misquoting him.”