Mnangagwa Tells The U.N. That He Is Going Ahead With Constitution Amendments Besides Public Objections
25 September 2020

Paul Nyathi

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa says that his government is going ahead with putting up twenty seven amendments to the constitution besides widespread resistance against the move.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Mnangagwa claimed that the amendments would strengthen the country’s Constitution.

“New pieces of legislation continue to be enacted to strengthen our institutions. The raft of political reforms will benefit the generality of Zimbabweans as we consolidate our respect for human rights,” Mnangagwa said.

“My administration is decisive in entrenching constitutionalism, democracy, and rule of law, including the protection of property rights. The commitment of my government to these cardinal principles remains unwavering.”

The opposition has accused Mnangagwa of making constitutional amendments that were a clear attempt by the Zimbabwe incumbent to consolidate his power.