Harare-University of Zimbabwe law lecturer Professor Lovemore Madhuku has condemned the statement issued by the secretary general of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association Victor Matemadanda.
The War Veterans leader said that the presidential age limit should be raised to 52 years.
Professor Madhuku said “The likes of (Victor) Matemadanda are elements of the old order, calling for a Constitutional amendment to make 52 years the minimum age for one to qualify to be president. Even Robert Mugabe did not go that far.
“There will always be elements of the old order. Some people feel threatened by change and may want to go back. The New Dispensation keeps being warned that change is dangerous, hence in Zanu-PF, they are going back to the old order” said Prof Madhuku
He further added “Elements of old regime exist and are resisting, like someone claiming to be a war veteran who said president minimum age should be 52years by constitutional amendment. Those are elements of the old order. This is the challenge. There are people that believe they have a right to govern and they want to remain in power”
The calls to raise the Presidential minimum age limit was mooted by the Zimbabwe War Veterans, however, the idea has received widespread condemnation from the political divide.
Zanu PF members have described the idea as wishful thinking therefore it cannot be taken seriously.
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