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NCA party rocked by resignations

By Lance Guma

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The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) led by Dr Lovemore Madhuku, which recently converted to a political party, suffered a major setback on Friday after three of its key leaders Takura Zhangazha, Blessing Vava and Clever Bere allegedly resigned from the party. 

Blessing Vava, Lovemore Madhuku and Madock Chivasa

In an interview with Nehanda Radio, Vava who was the Director of Information and Publicity said his resignation was triggered by the NCA decision to participate in forthcoming council by-elections even though the party “had not set an agenda, drafted a policy or manifesto or even held a congress.”

“The NCA was supposed to show a different culture, to show that political parties are not formed just to contest elections but to proffer a solution and selling their agenda and policies to the people,” Vava said.

In an interview with Nehanda Radio on Saturday, Clever Bere meanwhile denied resigning from the NCA.

“I have not resigned, even though I did not agree with the decision on by-elections and some other issues, it has not dawned on me to resign from the NCA at this moment,” Bere told us.

The Committee of the Peoples Charter (CPC) made up of Takura Zhangazha, Clever Bere, Blessing Vava, David Chidende, Terrence Chimhavi and Kudakwashe Chakabva issued a statement saying the CPC “is not part of the National Constitutional Assembly as a political party and its political processes.”

“The CPC’s relationship with the NCA was only limited to the “NO” vote campaign in the constitutional referendum of 16th March 2013, which association was purely based on shared values, ideals and principles on constitutional reform as enunciated in Section 3 of the Zimbabwe People’s Charter of February 2008.”

Listen to the interview with Blessing Vava.