“We must clearly express that there are irregularities in the conduct of the elections and that they can’t be free and fair. We must tell the opposition parties to pull out of the election,” said ZCTU President Peter Mutasa, according to a report in New Zimbabwe.
This has to be the best news to come out of Zimbabwe in the last ten years!
Nelson Chamisa and his MDC friend have admitted that these elections are not going to be free, fair and credible. Instead of demanding the implementation of the democratic reforms and standing firm they have followed the more dubious option of demanding the reforms and then quickly add that they will NOT boycott the elections as they were cocksure they will force Zanu PF to implement all their demands BEFORE the elections.
It must be said that Zanu PF has simply called MDC’s bluff on their demands and ignore them. Not even one reform has been implemented since the July 2013 rigged elections. With not even one reform in place and just weeks to the voting day ZCTU are simply acknowledging the political reality that the elections are going to be rigged, no two ways about it!
ZCTU has looked MDC leaders in the eye and told them in plain English to stop pretending these elections are going to be free and fair. ZCTU are not the only ones to tell MDC leaders the plain truth as regard elections.
SADC leaders are on public record as having warned MDC leaders not to participate in the elections without reforms. “If you take part in next month’s elections, you will lose; the elections are done!” they told Morgan Tsvangirai and his brain-dead MDC friends to their faces in 2013.
As we know MDC leaders did not listen and they took part in the 2013 elections which Zanu PF went on to blatantly rig. The consequences of the rigged elections is the economic meltdown that has seen unemployment soar to the dizzying height of 90%, the total collapse of basic services like clean running water and health care, etc. The human suffering and unnecessary deaths have been heart breaking.
It is totally unacceptable that these MDC village idiots should want to drag the nation into yet another pointless election process with the same economic consequences and tragic human miseries!
“Mutasa said they were now advocating for an all stakeholders National Transitional Authority that would prepare the country for credible elections that would bring a legitimate government, adding that a disputed election at this juncture would further plunge the country into economic and political turmoil,” continued the report.
I will say HALLELUJAH! AMEN to that! It has taken 38 years for the penny to finally drop but now that it has, there is no going back!