Madhuku under fire

HARARE - Zimbabwe's opposition parties have said Lovemore Madhuku was “offside” in unilaterally transforming the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) into a political party.

Madhuku on Saturday turned the NCA into a fully-fledged political party in a move that has courted controversy. 

“The NCA is now a political party. We will be doing everything from lobbying to fighting for political power,” said Madhuku.

But his former allies say the NCA leader is “offside.”

Kurauone Chihwayi, spokesperson of the smaller MDC formation, said although everyone, including Madhuku can form a political party, it was “criminal” to turn the NCA into a political party.

“It is within his right to form a political party anybody can do that and we are not threatened by his organisation,” Chihwayi, a member of the NCA, said.

“However, it is very wrong for him to transform the NCA into a political party.”

Seemingly keen on providing the much fancied third way, Madhuku is giving a home to disgruntled officials or rebels from the MDC formations.

But the MDC formations say they are members of the NCA and are casting aspersions on the newborn party.

Douglas Mwonzora, a former spokesperson of the NCA long before it became a political party and now a spokesperson for the mainstream MDC, said Madhuku should leave the pressure group alone if he wanted to pursue a political career.

“I don’t think it was proper to convert the NCA into a political party because it was formed for a specific purpose and that is lobby for a new constitution,” Mwonzora said.

“Whoever wanted to form a political party should have left the NCA and form his own party.”

However, Madhuku said those who are saying he is offside were ignorant of the amendments made to the NCA constitution which provides for the organisation to transform itself into a political party.

Madhuku in his words accuses Tsvangirai and Ncube of having baptised a defective constitution and labelling it people-driven.

However, the MDC formations say the role of the NCA, although it was primarily to write a new constitution, was not limited to such.

Comments (12)

I know this is a wasted quote on the Madhuku guy..anyway it comes from Rudyard Kipling's 'If' here goes: If you can think but not make thoughts your aim....

gutter poet - 2 October 2013

This Madhuku fellow is a real thief. First, he stole from his clients. Secondly, he stole the innocence of his sister-in-law by impregnating her. Now the fellow is stealing a whole organization, the NCA, and converting it into a political party.

Buruvuru - 2 October 2013

You see Zimbabwe, i have always tlod you that we have stupid so called analysts in Zim. Only yesterday they were encouraging zimbabweans to take madhuku seriously!? Surely couldnt they have seen that akaba NCA and cant form his own party. Why should such a man be taken seriously?

Mhofu - 2 October 2013

This is the same guy who changed NCA constitution to have his term controversially amended.Now he thinks he can run for presidency yet he can't give up power.Pity he has followers who think he can make it.

real anaylst - 2 October 2013

GUYS MURIMAPENZI MADHUKU ATORINANI MUNORWARA CHETE MUSIYEI AFOME PARTY YAKE ACHANGO DYIWA NE ZANU PF SA TSWANGI

ZVAMAIDA - 2 October 2013

GUYS MURIMAPENZI MADHUKU ATORINANI MUNORWARA CHETE MUSIYEI AFOME PARTY YAKE ACHANGO DYIWA NE ZANU PF SA TSWANGI

ZVAMAIDA - 2 October 2013

GUYS MURIMAPENZI MADHUKU ATORINANI MUNORWARA CHETE MUSIYEI AFOME PARTY YAKE ACHANGO DYIWA NE ZANU PF SA TSWANGI

ZVAMAIDA - 2 October 2013

GUYS MURIMAPENZI MADHUKU ATORINANI MUNORWARA CHETE MUSIYEI AFOME PARTY YAKE ACHANGO DYIWA NE ZANU PF SA TSWANGI

ZVAMAIDA - 2 October 2013

@Zvamaida what is the reason of flooding same posts with the same message , dnt u think if u just post a single we can read your msg . Unenge mbuzvambuzva mpfana kana usingahwisisi computer saChinoz tivudze tikubetsere . Uridanda tumira imwe tozvihwa . Plz dailynews can u remove some of the posts of this stupid and leave one

MukarangawekuMberengwa - 3 October 2013

thats zimbabwe for you.

tich - 3 October 2013

madhuku madhuku zveshuwa

GANDANZARA CHIMBIKE - 3 October 2013

Whether you believe it or not but in Zimbabwe there will never be a party stronger than MDC-T and Zanu Pf. Ask those that thought they could outweigh these two parties. eg, Ncube, Simba, and others.......

Yogo - 3 October 2013

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