Mangwana urges Zimbabweans to demand full implementation of Constitution

Former Copac co-chairperson and Zanu PF central committee member Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana has challenged Zimbabweans to demand the full implementation of provisions of the new Constitution. Speaking in Harare yesterday at an Alpha Media Holdings (AMH)-organised public meeting on the state of constitutionalism, Mangwana said most of the challenges being experienced were a result of lack of a transitional mechanism.

He said,

If we did like the Kenyans, who put up a special committee to ensure the implementation of the new Constitution, we would have been in a better position. Politicians won’t make an effort to reduce their own powers unless pressure is put on them by civil society. The Constitution obligates the State to teach its civil service, police, and students about the new obligations as well as its provisions. So if that is not being done, there is a problem. People ought to challenge the Executive like what my learned colleague Biti and others are doing in the courts.

The discussion also featured former Finance minister Tendai Biti, Harare West MP Jessie Majome and Zimbabwe Democracy Institute director Pedzisai Ruhanya.

More: NewsDay

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