ZBC Launches Anti-Copac Draft Constitution Program
– Zanu PF has amplified its Parliament led draft
constitution (Copac)rejection voice by introducing a two hour long program
on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)’s Power FM radio .
The program POWER TALK launched this week on Power FM formerly Radio 3 is
aired every Monday and Tuesday between 2100hrs and 2200hrs and is co-hosted
by Oscar Pambuka and Kudzai Mtunami.
Power Talk is heavy advertised on all the four ZBC radio stations including
its two television stations.
Only Zanu PF sympathisers are invited to the program where they lambast not
only Copac draft constitution but the two MDC formations which are Zanu PF
partners to the Global Political Agreement .
The state broadcaster during the program does not open phone lines for the
public to respond and share their opinion on the topic.
This is done without giving the two MDC formations and Copac team’s chance
Zanu PF is opposed to the COPAC draft constitution which it says recognises
gay rights which are alien to Zimbabwe.
The party is also claiming that the draft constitution left out the views of
the people and should not be adopted.
Giving these reasons Zanu PF amended Copac draft constitution and
forwarded the amendments to its partners in the inclusive government for
But MDC parties have refused it thereby creating a deadlock which last week
attracted Sadc facilitation team.
President Jacob Zuma’s facilitation team however, failed to unlock the
deadlock which is expected to be broken by a special SADC summit for
Zanu PF wants to revert to the old Lancaster House Constitution which gives
it electoral advantage if the deadlock fails to be broken.
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