Paul Mangwana -1, Jonathan Moyo - 0

HARARE - After more than three years in the line of fire, Zanu PF’s Constitutional Select Committee co-chairperson Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana, who endured abuse from his colleagues in the ruling party particularly from serial political flip-flopper Jonathan Moyo, feels vindicated.

At a time Zimbabweans, including President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, are celebrating the successful completion of the constitutional process, some like Moyo, who fought Mangwana during the writing of the constitution, could have been left disappointed.

For some unclear reasons, the Tsholotsho North legislator was absent from the House of Assembly when Parliament passed the Constitutional Bill recently.

Described by Mangwana as jealous, the controversial Moyo’s absence left Zanu PF officials worried. MDC secretary general Tendai Biti even quipped:  “I see somebody is missing. Where is Jonathan Moyo?”
Biti was supported by MDC legislators who also shouted Moyo’s name.

Contacted for comment, Mangwana said: “God only gave me the power and talent to the write the constitution and I am not a prophet to know where Jonathan was during the debating of the Constitutional Bill. The best person you can talk to is Moyo himself."

Moyo was not available yesterday for comment amid reports that he was attending a Zanu PF politburo meeting.

He was spokesperson of the 2000 constitutional commission whose draft constitution was overwhelmingly rejected by the nation.

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