The MDC led by Nelson Chamisa will resist President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s “selfish” move to amend some constitutional provisions.
An MDC Senator and former Constitution Select Committee of Parliament (Copac) co-chair and now deputy secretary for international relations, Douglas Mwonzora, said:
The resolution by the Zimbabwean Cabinet to initiate key amendments to the Constitution represents a long march backwards.
The current Constitution represents an incremental gain in Zimbabwe’s democratisation agenda. We have to resist these selfish amendments.
Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi announced recently that cabinet had resolved to remove the running mate clause saying it created two centres of power in the Executive and was a borrowed concept from America after all.
Under the running mate clause, a presidential candidate chooses a Vice-President before elections and in the event that the President fails to complete his term for any reason that Vice-President automatically becomes President.
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