via NCA transforms into a political party | The Zimbabwean by Edgar Gweshe 28.09.13
The National Constitutional Assembly today unanimously agreed to transform into a political party as a way of intensifying its push for a people driven constitution in Zimbabwe.
Delegates from various provinces present at the congress said the MDC-T had failed in its attempt to bring change to Zimbabwe, hence the need for the NCA to take over and deliver according to the expectations of ordinary Zimbabweans.
NCA Chairperson, Lovemore Madhuku, said the formation of the political party was part of his organisation’s transformation process.
The congress was attended by MDC-T President, Job Sikhala and his party officials as well as former MDC-T member, Emmanuel Chiroto, who recently lost in the just ended elections after he contested, in addition to independent candidate as well as members from the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe.
Said Madhuku: “Transformation means that we open more gates to other people.To be a political party, you would need other people. If we opt for transformation, it means we should come up with a formula to deliver,” said Madhuku.
He said his party would be willing to accept into its structures, people rallying behind their cause.
Speaking on the sidelines of the congress, Sikhala said that chances of him working together with Madhuku were very high.
“As the MDC-99, we will go through our own processes as well and see whether we can work together with the NCA but I must tell you that the chances are 99 out of 100,” said Sikhala.
Chiroto confirmed that he had joined the new political party. “There is no doubt about that. We will be working with Madhuku and that is all I have to say for now,” said Chiroto