Resolutions of the Extra Ordinary National Executive meeting held on the 23rd of June 2009
SHOCKED at the untimely death of an icon, a democrat, a liberation war hero and Midlands South Provincial secretary, Senator Patrick Kombayi, after battling with gun-shot wounds inflicted during the State sponsored violence of 1990,
ACKNOWLEDGING the eminent national role played by Senator Kombayi in pre- and post-independent Zimbabwe in fighting for freedom and democracy,
FURTHER DISTURBED by the death of Gweru Mayor Farai Mufunde,
CONCERNED with the attempt by Zanu PF to mislead the nation by trying to foist the Kariba draft on the people as a compass in the current Constitution-making process,
ALARMED by the public media’s continued agenda of undermining and belittling the Office of the Prime Minister at a time when he is busy with the national duty of re-engaging the international community to undo the country’s pariah status,
FURTHER CONCERNED with the arrest and continued detention of the party’s activists, in particular the party’s Director-General, Toendepi Shonhe, on an innocuous trumped-up charge of perjury,
DISTURBED by the continued onslaught on civic society activists, journalists, and lawyers,
ALARMED by the renewed and relentless efforts by the forces of darkness to target and victimise MP Parliamentarians as evidenced by the crackdown on our MPs. Hon Shua Mudiwa, Mutare South MP, has been convicted of kidnapping. Other MPs facing trumped-up charges are:
|Hon Meki Makuyana||Chipinge South||Kidnapping|
|Hon Trevor Saruwaka||Mutasa Central||Rape|
|Matthias Matewu Mlambo||Chipinge East||Obstructing the course of justice|
|Roy Bennett||N/A||Possession of weapons of war|
|Lynnette Karenyi||Chimanimani West||Electoral fraud|
NOW THEREFORE, THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE RESOLVES,
1. That Senator Kombayi is a people’s hero and that his national contribution be recognised and acknowledged.
2. That the party and the family will give Hon Kombayi a hero’s send-off on Saturday, 27 June 2009 in Gweru.
3. That SADC expeditiously deals with the deadlocked outstanding issues of RBZ governor Gideon Gono and Attorney-General Johannes Tomana.
4. That the inclusive government urgently deals with the appointment and swearing-in of provincial governors, ambassadors and the deputy Agriculture minister Senator Roy Bennett as agreed by the Principals of the three parties in the Global Political Agreement.
5. That the continued arrests, detentions and human rights violations be referred to the guarantors.
6. That the inclusive government urgently deals with public media reform and the facilitation of media freedom in general.
7. To reject any attempts to have the “Kariba draft”, one of many drafts available, adopted as the Alpha and Omega of the Constitution-making process. The MDC believes in a truly people-driven Constitution-making process where the unfettered will of the people must be reflected.
This done and agreed in Harare, Harvest House, on Tuesday, 23 June, 2009.
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