MDC-N resolves not to boycott COPAC process

Professor Welshman Ncube and  Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga

By Tichaona Sibanda
04 December 2012

The MDC led by Professor Welshman Ncube has resolved to participate in the process of finding the best and quickest route to having a referendum, its spokesman Nhlanhla Dube said on Tuesday.

This is contrary to reports in the media that said the party will not be part of the Cabinet Ministerial committee to iron out contested areas in the COPAC report from the second all-stakeholders conference.

Kurauone Chihwayi, an official from the MDC-N, had told the media there was no need to set up another committee when there was COPAC, which is mandated to craft the new constitution.

He said his party had asked Regional Co-operation Minister Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga to communicate the party’s position.

‘We are not part of that committee that was formed by President Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

‘We have seconded our minister not to go and endorse the formation of that committee, but to communicate our position that we should not renegotiate the draft constitution,’ Chihwayi said.

However, following a meeting of the party’s standing committee on Tuesday Dube told SW Radio Africa that they’ve decided not to boycott the process, on the understanding that a cabinet ministerial committee is not a new body after all.

‘This committee is a continuation of work done by COPAC, a continuation in the sense that you have the same management committee sitting together with the three COPAC co-chairs,’ Dube said.

ZANU PF had seconded Patrick Chinamasa to be part of the committee, while MDC-T nominated its secretary general Tendai Biti. Misihairabwi-Mushonga will represent her party. The COPAC co-chairs will also sit on the committee which will be chaired by Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Eric Matinenga.

5 Responsesto “MDC-N resolves not to boycott COPAC process”

  1. icho says:

    confused lot, flip flopping all the time, losers

    • Yepec says:

      You can write the above comment as many times as you like, even shout at the top of your voice but it will not take away the fact the two of them put together can defeat Zanu PF machinations. Let the people of Zimbabwe vote for or against the Copac Draft in the Referendum.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why not these two MDC`s come together as one and fight against this monsister ZANU(PF) out of power ? Greediness is just circulating around the politicians and failing to understand that the reason of foarming the party is to remove dictatorship in Zimbabwe. I urge Ncube and Tsvangirai to come together, talk with one voice, one party and unite all Zimbabweans to vote out Mugabe.

    • Chimbwido Warvet says:

      To make sense of what your have talked about above the word ‘monsister’ can be broken down into two words – moon and sister and one wonders what it means in the context of the above article. And these are the people who dream of governing the country when they can not write a thing. Oh Gosh, no, no Aah what a bunch of mother f……ers who harbor the view that ZANU PF will be voted out of power during the forthcoming elections. ZANU PF is a formidable political party that can not be defeated by people who can not even write or spell their own names correctly. Ko iko kunyora nechekwamai kana kuti Chiraparapa chatakadzidziswa nemabhunu kwakaipei nhai vanhuwee?

  3. Yepec says:

    Surprisingly, people voluntarily choose “kunovuya mbudzi padare” – the post is the equivalent of padare. The subject matter is, “should there be another Copac Committee”, three years after its formation?Two of the three Parties in the GNU have indicated a stalemate to the moderator. If a reader decides that something else, is more important than the subject matter then it is their choice of kuvuya mbudzi.