Opposition MDC Alliance’s deputy chairperson Job Sikhala has criticised ZANU PF’s proposal to amend the constitution to allow President Emmerson Mnangagwa to serve more than two terms.
The ZANU PF youth league national executive committee proposed a constitutional amendment that would extend Mnangagwa’s term in office beyond the constitutionally permissible two five-year terms.
Posting on Twitter Saturday, Sikhala said Mnangagwa is now too old to be asking for a term extension. He tweeted:
More than two terms for what Mnangagwa? You are 80 years old. You want to fight God and nature.
You think you will reach 90 years like Mugabe? Inga. Good luck.
The MDC deputy leader Tendai Biti also vowed to defend the constitution no matter what. Said the former Minister of Finance:
The charlatans are at it again. The constitutional term limit provision is the most important provision in our constitution. We should defend that provision with our lives #ZanuPFmustgo.
The party’s youth leader Obey Sithole the proposal “is yet another testimony of how wild people can be when idiocy is taken as a yardstick for political correctness.”
Zanu PF has so far made controversial constitutional amendments to allow Mnangagwa to consolidate power which allows him to handpick vice presidents.