Copac report ‘fake’


A fresh dispute has erupted between Zanu PF and the MDC formations after the former sole ruling party allegedly produced a “ fake” national report on the constitution outreach.

The State-controlled The Herald yesterday published what it claimed was a national report produced by Parliament’s Constitution Select Committee (Copac).

But the two MDC formations dismissed the report saying it only carried views from Zanu PF.

MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said the publication of the report was an attempt to disturb the drafting of the new constitution.

“It’s meant to raise mist and delay the process,” he said.

“Those people rushing for elections want to throw spanners into the works. Maybe they have developed butterflies. Had this been genuine, it should have been published in all the newspapers not in one paper known to be pro-Zanu PF” he said.

“MDC and the Copac completely dissociate themselves from the so called national report published today.

“The official position at Copac is that the national report on the constitution-making process is not yet complete and will only be made available to the people of Zimbabwe once it has been completed.”

Mwonzora said there was no resolution for the publication of any report. Mwonzora said Paul Mangwana, the Zanu PF co-chairperson was not answering his phone and challenged him to be honest and come out in the open concerning this matter. MDC Copac co-chairman Edward Mkhosi said the committee had not released the “national report”.