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Mulomole: We did not cancel the demonstrations

THE PUBLIC Affairs Committee, PAC, will not abandon its move to hold demonstrations aimed at forcing lawmakers to discuss governance bills that it wants to be passed during parliament’s next sitting scheduled for May.

Spokesperson of the quasi-religious organisation provided The Express with a vague response on precisely when the organisation will stage the much publicised protests claiming they were earlier suspended on valid grounds.

Peter Mulomole spoke after PAC endorsed the nation-wide demonstrations that some local CSOs have organized on 27 April.

The quasi-religious organisation has since borrowed CSOs some materials like placards and reflectors that were to be used during its December 2017 demonstrations.

Mulomole, a Roman Catholic priest, emphasized that this does not imply that PAC has cancelled its demonstrations as the same materials will be used when the organisation is ready.

The organisation wants parliament to amend Section 80 (2) of the Constitution and Section 96 (5) of the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Act.

PAC and the opposition are proposing a 50+1 percent majority in presidential elections and an Amendment of Section 81 (3) of the Constitution which talks about the swearing-in of the President and Vice President, to be conducted after 30 days from the day on which election results have been declared by the electoral commission.

Last year, PAC cancelled its demonstrations, albeit abruptly, after parliamentarians began debating the bills in the year end meeting.  Government MPs, however, shot the bills down much to the annoyance of PAC.

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