Jealousy Mawarire has claimed that reinstated Secretary-General of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Douglas Mwonzora is conniving with President Emmerson Mnangagwa to amend the country’s constitution in a bid to abolish by-elections.
This comes after MDC’s reinstated leader, Thokozani Khupe recently recalled some members of the party from Parliament.
The Constitution currently states that when a Parliamentary seat becomes vacant, a by-election shall be held to fill that post.
(1)While mobilising for the by-elections (mini general election) there is need to ensure Junta-PF doesn’t amend the constitution & do away with by-elections. I hear @DMwonzora & Junta-PF want to capitalise on the Covid-19 pandemic & amend the constitution to abolish by-elections
5) I hear @DMwonzora, despite Trojan Horsing the COVID-Khupe judgement is dead broke & is approaching anyone who cares, to fund his Congress campaign after ED refused to play ball & release money to the project after Dougie made it clear he wanted to challenge Khupe 4 presidency 6) So while the constitution demands that when a constituency loses its MP, in one way or the other, there should be a by-election to elect a new MP, Junta-PF & @edmnangagwa, being constitutional hooligans, are proposing to mutilate the law & replace MPs without by-elections.a
(7) There is a real possibility that the constitution will be mutilated in this fight & all Zimboz, not only MDC-A members, should be prepared to fight. When the Junta-PF resorts to lawfare against opponents, we should find common voice & fight the evil among us. #PasiNeJuntaPF.
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