Mai Mujuru has poured ice cold water on the idea of the opposition forming a coalition.
“Those that make the assertion have reasons to support their observation. It could be a way, but not a grand narrative. My understanding is that Mugabe will be defeated if anyone can come up with more votes than him. Coalition doesn't always quantify votes,” she told The Standard Chief Reporter Everson Mushava.
Acknowledging that opposition unity is not the panacea to ending Zanu PF vote rigging is the smartest thing Mai Mujuru has ever said in all her decades in politics! Having said that she went on to show why many people have dismissed her as a serious candidate for leading the nation out of this hell.
“Sharing with you publicly our plans, our strategy would be the greatest betrayal I would have done to our people. Suffice to say, we know the shenanigans, and we have put in place plans to counter them to ensure our supporters' votes are not put to waste.” Was her answer to the pertinent question of how she and her party, ZimPF were going to stop Zanu PF rigging the next elections.
It is a dead give-away that someone is bluffing; they have no clue what the answer is and so to cover up they make a mountain out of a mole hill and shroud it all in top secrecy! The solution to stopping Zanu PF’s vote rigging shenanigans is a simple and well documented one; implement the democratic reforms! Mai Mujuru has no idea how to get the reforms implemented, assuming she understands what the reforms are in the first place (which is itself very doubtful), and so is seeking to hide her ignorance behind a shroud of secrecy! A familiar MDC trick, as many will know.
How many times have all heard MDC leaders claimed they have secret plans to do this or that only nothing to ever come out of it? Last year MDC-T Secretary General, Douglas Mwonzora told New Zimbabwe reporter that MDC will “force Zanu PF, kicking and screaming, to implement democratic reforms” before the end of the year. He would not say how, “it would be unwise to reveal our strategies”, he explained.
All hot-air, of course, as not even one reform was implemented last year or will MDC-T ever going to get any implemented. MDC-T had the best chance to get the reforms implemented during the GNU when President Mugabe had his hands tied by the GPA; it is naïve to expect Tsvangirai et al to get any reform implemented now that Zanu PF has the upper hand.
When Mai Mujuru was once asked how Zanu PF had rigged the last elections; she admitted that she not know the details because “a small clique” had masterminded the vote rigging. Of course as VP in government, she should have known; the fact that she did not have a clue underlines just how incompetent she is.
Now she wants the nation to believe she has “secret” plans to stop Zanu PF vote rigging shenanigans in 2018! No doubt, the plans are such a top secret that even she does not know them!