THE National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) has courted the support of peripheral labour organisations and civic groups in its bid to campaign for a “NO” vote against the draft constitution in the referendum slated for March 16 this year.
Report by Moses Matenga
According to a report entitled The Zimbabwe Copac Draft Constitution and what it means for Working People and Democracy authored by former MDC-T Highfield MP Munyaradzi Gwisai, over 25 groups will oppose the Copac draft.
The groups include 12 trade union organisations, six social movement groups, four students’ movements and three other groups have joined hands with the NCA to mobilise for a “NO” vote.
The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions faction led by Lovemore Matombo, College and Lecturers’ Association, Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Cross Border Traders’ Association, are among groups opposing the draft charter.
This follows an announcement by Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs minister Eric Matinenga that Zimbabwe would hold a constitutional referendum on March 16.
NCA is demanding that government give the people at least two months to go through the draft so that they were able to make an informed decision on whether to vote Yes/No.