PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will tomorrow address a rally in Chiredzi to celebrate the successful completion of the constitution-making process, the PM’s spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka has said.
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Tamborinyoka said the MDC-T leader would be celebrating the victory made in the constitution-making process after over three million Zimbabweans voted for a new draft supreme law on March 16, crafted by the Parliamentary Select Committee (Copac).
“A new constitution will be victory for Zimbabweans,” Tamborinyoka said.
“It came after a prolonged process. The rally will be a baby shower to celebrate our new baby. The meeting will be a victory campaign.”
Tamborinyoka said the rally, to be attended by the party leadership would see the party celebrate the gains made ‘in the constitution-making process initiated by
the party whose leader had been key in the quest for a new constitution’.
Tsvangirai was the founding chairman of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) in 1997 to lobby for a constitutional reform process so that a new constitution, to replace the transitional Lancaster House Constitution that had been amended 19 times since independence, could be crafted.
In 2000, under Tsvangirai’s chairmanship, the NCA prevailed in a “No” vote campaign in a referendum on a draft constitution produced by a constitutional commission appointed by President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF government.
“The PM started it and it’s victory time,” Tamborinyoka said.
Predicting a Tsvangirai victory in the forthcoming elections expected later this year to end the shaky inclusive government between Mugabe and the two MDCs,
Tamborinyoka said Zimbabweans would have three things this year — a new constitution, a new President and a new Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe has only known Mugabe as its leader since attaining independence in 1980.