The MDC-T have promised to use all peaceful and legal means at their disposal to prevent any amendments to the Constitution. Minister of Justice Emmerson Mnangagwa wants to amend the constitution to allow the President to pick the Chief Justice, Deputy Chief Justice and Judge President.
MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said Zanu-PF MPs would also reject the “Stalinist Constitutional amendment,” since the vote would be conducted using a secret ballot.
We know that the majority of Zanu PF MPs are strongly opposed to the amendment since it is essentially a factional agenda by one of the Zanu PF factions. We will mobilise and network with all MPs across the political divide to ensure that the public hearings come out strongly against the proposed amendment.
…We have a strategic advantage in that in a secret ballot, the majority of Zanu PF MPs will reject that obnoxious and Stalinist constitutional amendment.