Copac to release draft constitution on Friday


The draft constitution for Zimbabwe will be ready by next Friday, Copac revealed yesterday.
Copac co-chairpersons Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana (Zanu PF), Douglas Mwonzora (MDC-T) and Edward Mkhosi (MDC) announced at a Press conference in Harare that the new draft had to be out by the end of next week.

Zanu PF representative in Copac Mangwana also made a sudden U-turn on drafters, singing from the same hymn book with his counterparts, saying the document was a positive draft.

Mangwana had vowed the three drafters Justice Moses Chinhengo, Brian Crozier and
Priscilla Madzonga would be fired, accusing them of bias.

If we are able to complete ratification of our work on Monday next week, we will need three to four weeks to refine the document, and next Friday, if everything goes well, we will have a draft, said Mangwana.

The relationship between us and the drafters was not for public consumption and Copac is taking steps to ensure incidents such as leaking of documents to the Press do not happen again, he said.