There’s a COPAC advert in the Herald today encouraging a Yes vote in the upcoming Referendum. This is wholly unacceptable. COPAC helped draft a new constitution for Zimbabweans to decide on; it’s not for COPAC to tell them what to do. It’s like Zanu PF using all of its machinery (media, and other pillars of power like the armed forces) to influence the outcome of elections. COPAC is going out into the field to hand out copies of the draft constitution and to encourage debate. They shouldn’t be using their funding, their resources and infrastructure to lobby for a yes vote on behalf of Zanu PF and the MDC. COPAC is completely undermining the democratic outcome of the referendum.