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NCA against polls delay

THE National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) says it will be unconstitutional to delay polls after the expiry of parliament on June 29, as it will leave the country at the mercy of the executive without checks and balances.


In resolutions passed after the meeting of the NCA’s National Taskforce, the organisation said: “The NCA condemns attempts by the parties in government to delay polls because parliament’s term expires in June and any extension beyond that date is illegal and unconstitutional.

“It will be illegal to have the executive running the country without Parliament.”

Zimbabwe is preparing for the watershed harmonised elections to bring to an end the life of the inclusive government which is widely viewed as dysfunctional.
President Robert Mugabe had indicated that elections should be held on or by June 29.

The two MDC formations however insist that they should be held once reforms necessary for the holding of free and fair elections are in place.

Some of the conditions the two MDCs said are necessary for the holding of credible elections include security sector and media reforms.

Zanu PF has already said that reforming the security sector is a non-starter.

The NCA said it was “saddened by the double standards exhibited by the MDC who are complaining about reforms before elections and yet they agreed to participate in a referendum in a skewed political environment”.

“As the NCA we believe that there should be no excuses of reforms because the referendum was held in such an environment and yet no party complained,” it said.

NCA is set to hold a General Assembly before the end of next month to determine its future. NCA chairperson Lovemore Madhuku has hinted that the body: would be transformed into a political party.

The NCA, was one of the bedrocks on which the MDC was formed. The body said it broke ranks when MDC started enjoying the trappings of power after the formation of the inclusive government in 2009.

During the referendum last month, NCA campaigned unsuccessfully for the “No vote”, arguing that Zimbabweans had not been given adequate time to read the draft constitution.

The “Yes” vote prevailed after 3 079 966 voted in favour of the draft, leaving NCA to fight another day as only 179 000 voted against the document.

18 Responses to NCA against polls delay

  1. brunoh April 21, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Ndapota hangu vehukama kwa Vamadhuku onaiwo zvekuita nemwana wenyu uyu anonzi Prof Madhuku. Panechakamugara chete. Haasiriye Madhuku watinoziva isu ve zimbabwe. Isai minamato pamwana uyu. Kana uri mweya bva mweya wacho wakaoma.

  2. Chikanga April 21, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Its pointless to rush into another disputed election and endingup having another dyfunctional unity government MDCs are right because after the disputed election there were some factors which caused the disputed elections and they listed them and vowed for reforms. The current government is as a result of amendmend n0 19, the bosses are the three principals the mistake was to let mugabe leading the transition they should have find someone nuetral like Simba makoni not mgbe serving as a player and referee. If mgbe was hournest those reforms should have been done some time ago for a new constitution alone can not solve our problems. These so called proffessors and their behaviours are really pathetic. I think in zim we have four of them, they are really useless, worst being the director generals for media jonathany msoro dengu and mahosho.

  3. Nyabadza April 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    This man is desperate and has run out of cash and ideas.
    We however welcome his idea of forming a political party.
    Ipapo ndopauchadzidza kuti dhorofiyo haripisikiswe.

  4. Suspenz April 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    Education bastards like Ncube and Madhuku have the notion that books automatically make them leaders.
    But history has taught us in the form of Robert Mugabe himself that an educated only plays politics to the gallery feed his ego and defend his position using any state machinery on offer while the general population die of manipulation, oppression and hunger.

    • Ndaba Nhuku April 22, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

      Why dont you also get educated to give directions and effect what you want? You are naive to stay uneducated and blame the educated one who see the lack of transparency and direction in your idol. Politics is about strategy, you failed on that hence you are not in power

  5. Mukweva Tonny April 21, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    Baba ava vazorwara zvino.
    His motive is to have a rushed election so that the opposition politics dies like the funding in his NCA.
    Go hang iwe.
    Ko constitution nyowani yacho tamboti tairaira here?

  6. Eddie Grant April 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Poor Madhuku singing on the same page with Chinanasa. I prophesy that NCA would be a matter of the past in six months time. Makandiwa and Angels this is my intellectual property do not copyright please.

    • Gutter Poet April 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

      @Eddie Grant- you are being generous this NCA body is dead…way past salvage. I suppose six months dzinenge dzave dzezuva renyaradzo!!! People are already saying once upon a timein Zimbabwe there used to be a team of clowns lead by an idiot despot ( why stay welded to the chairmanship of people’s assembly when your time to give the baton to another was. eons ago?) called the NCA. And the reason for this: look no further than the boss himself who believed his own propaganda that he was some genius only to find at this late hour that he was just another brick in the ‘shithouse’ this land has become.

  7. MuChinja April 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    The head of Madhuku is no longer correct. He needs to visit the nearest psychiatrist to be restored to sanity. He should take along with him the facially challenged Mahoso, Webster Shamu, lunatic Jabulani Sibanda, SK Moyo, serial flipflopper Jonathan Moyo etc. The GPA must be consummated in full. President Mugabe signed the GPA willingly and in full view of the world. Elections can be held latest by the 29 October. Madhuku knows this fully well. He is now acting like a Zanu PF functionary. Anything is possible in politics. Let the stooge form his CIO sponsored party and we will annihilate it at the polls just as we will extinguish the moribund Zanu PF.

  8. bhekilizwe April 21, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    I’m realy ashamed of the so called Professors. muri kurasika papi machinda. Do not play dirty politics with the people. You wanted to use Morgan to pve way for your political ambitions, sorry you did not play yo cards right. Give the people of Zimbabwe a break. We are tired of pretenders like you. Zimbabwe is for people not greedy individuals. You have lost it guyz, Try next door.

    • Ndaba Nhuku April 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm #

      why dont you become one, you may get your eyes opened and see things better. Education does that, it makes you see beyond idiolising a mere human being.

  9. mwanawemundau April 22, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    wisdom has no substitution.professors have knowledge and wisdom is inborn .this madhuku take people for granted.he thinks people can buy his idea because he is a professor.let the gpa players do their job.election after reforms is perfect for us.we dont want to die in the hands of the green bombers.

  10. Freedom April 22, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    The truth is we will never get those security sector reforms we are crying for even if we go for elections in 2014.So there is no point of delaying polls when the Palieament expires.Lets go for elections and face whatever outcome even without the so called security sector reform.

  11. Tsanangurai April 22, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    NCA iz dead

  12. Tendayi April 22, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Hey e constitution is playbook outside that its a foul(illegal). Wt these guys need 2 do as pple who swore 2 uphold e constitution is to squeez everything in e given tym. Both constitutions demand elections in June unless amended, old says 30 June latest n new says by or thirty days before 29 June. It already chaotic. Bt the Law is e Law conform or face arrest

  13. Ndaba Nhuku April 22, 2013 at 5:50 pm #

    Madhuku is right. Simply because these guys were singing the same song with Zanu, pro their politicians only made constitution, they went for the referandum on the same conditions. Now chazoshata chii? They should do the same for the elections. Noone is going to force Mugabe on any reforms on what keeps him in power, so are they then not going to contest elections even if by October the so called reforms have not taken place? Thats what education is all about, asking questions beyond sloganeering!!

  14. Deus April 22, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    No elections b4 reforms. Let us not be bothered by Madhuku.Who the hell is he anyway? NCA is dead!

  15. Democrat April 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    This is total madness mr. Madhuku. People are now clever. Reforms first, there is no hurry in africa

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