NCA hints at June deadline for new political party
The chairman of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) Professor Lovemore Madhuku Wednesday revealed that plans by his group to launch a new party were at an advanced stage. Madhuku was speaking at a Workers Day event organised by the Concerned Affiliates of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, where he was guest of honour. Press reports say Madhuku told the gathered workers the NCA had wanted to launch the party after elections but if the two MDCs insisted on a post-June poll date, his organisation will go ahead with the launch.
Asked by SW Radio Africa when Zimbabweans should expect the new party, and why the NCA was making this announcement so close to the elections, the group’s spokesman Madock Chivasa said initially they were happy to wait, on the assumption that elections will be held in June. He told SW Radio Africa: “Our position is now that the country has a new constitution, there is no longer any need for the NCA in its current form.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at SW Radio Africa