Mnangagwa to go beyond 2028: Mpofu

Zanu PF is considering tinkering with the national Constitution to extend President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s tenure beyond the stipulated two five-year terms, a top party official has disclosed.

BY NUNURAI JENA

Zanu PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu disclosed the plan at the party youth convention in Kadoma last week that the ruling party would take advantage of its two-thirds majority in Parliament to effect the constitutional changes.

“Mr President, you can go beyond 2028 if you so wish because the issue of law can be taken care of in Parliament,” Mpofu said.

When Mnangagwa took to the podium, he declared that nothing would stop his party from making such constitutional amendments.

“We can change the laws … there is nothing that we want that cannot be done because we command two-thirds majority in Parliament,” Mnangagwa said.

But social commentator Rejoice Ngwenya warned that such a move would be “unacceptable and immoral” even within Zanu PF.

“I don’t think there is even going to be a consensus within Zanu PF for any possible amendment of the Constitution because there are simmering elements from G40 in Zanu PF… it’s a big mistake because Mnangagwa’s legitimacy is under debate. It’s a populist stance which is immoral and unacceptable,” Ngwenya said.

2 Comments

  1. What kind of simple mind believes that the Zim economy can possibly survive under the auspices of the current regime.

  2. Janana Bikaz Bikela

    The same was once said about the late dictator Old Bob and if your memories still serve you well a few weeks prior to his dethronement Mugabe had been endorsed by all 9 provinces as the presidential candidate for 2018 and what happened a few weeks after that we all know.Hewas kicked out from power in a brute fashion ironocally by his own trusted lieutenants.These zanu pf stoogies want to extend Mnangagwa’s stay in power because they have realised that they can get involved in various corrupt activities without their president raising a finger on them.For them they are extending time for looting and plundering.Even a person from Mars will tell you that the incumbent president has dismally failed to produce anything positive for the country since taking over and needs to hang his boot as soon as yesterday.

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