“After the peaceful electoral reforms demonstrations in Harare on Tuesday the 5th of June 2018 and a statement on Mnangagwa’s “no action” position by the American Senator Chris Coons, I bet Mnangagwa is wetting himself from fear. MDC T’s demonstration was a statement of intent and certainly it is a new game with new rules altogether,” wrote Fred Muchaiwa, in Zimeye.
Yes, the clear and unambiguous statement from Senator Coons reminding President Mnangagwa that it is not enough to promise free, fair and credible elections but doing nothing to make that happen has forced ED and his junta to sit up and listen. On the other hand, the MDC demo was just a waste of time, not even the green-horns in Zanu PF took any notice of it. Everyone knows that MDC leaders are bluffing; they will take part in these elections even if not even one of their “red line” demands are met!
Indeed, ED has taken full advantage of MDC’s grandstanding and posturing and is giving it as proof these election are free, fair and credible! MDC leaders’ insistence in taking part in these flawed elections even in the face of blatant vote rigging by Zanu PF is giving the process the modicum of credibility as former MDC Senator David Coltart has admitted.
“The worst aspect for me about the failure to agree a coalition was that both MDCs couldn’t now do the obvious – withdraw from the elections,” explained Senator Coltart.
“The electoral process was so flawed, so illegal, that the only logical step was to withdraw, which would compel SADC to hold Zanu PF to account. But such was the distrust between the MDC-T and MDC-N that neither could withdraw for fear that the other would remain in the elections, winning seats and giving the process credibility.”
MDC leaders were told in no uncertain terms by SADC leaders that they should not participate in the elections without first implementing the reforms designed to stop Zanu PF rigging the vote. “If you take part in next month’s elections, you will lose; the elections are done!” SADC leaders told the corrupt and incompetent Morgan Tsvangirai and his fellow MDC village idiots straight to their faces.
As we know the MDC village idiots did not listen to SADC leaders’ advice and participated in the July 2013 elections. Zanu PF blatantly rigged the elections, as SADC leaders had predicted. Our village idiots are contesting this year’s elections although not even one reform has been implemented. They have been giving all manner of excuses why they are once again contesting these elections knowing Zanu PF will rig the vote.
“MDC-T has devised strategies of how to Win In Rigged Elections (WIRE)!” Obert Gutu MDC-T party spokesman announce a year ago.
It was a lead balloon that never took off; no one believed any of that nonsense especially when the party failed to name even one such strategy. The party went in search for another excuse.
“MDC Alliance has stringent measures to stop Zanu PF rigging the elections!” announce the Alliance’s new cocky leader, Nelson Chamisa. No doubt yesterday’s demo counts as one such measure.
“No reform, no elections: new game new rules!” Fred Muchaiwa had titled his article. Wishful thinking!
The demo produced yet another list of MDC demands, “red lines” which MDC will not cross until their demands are met. Everyone knows the routine; MDC makes demands in the morning and by sunset they have forgotten the demands. The nomination Courts are sitting on 14 June and MDC candidates will be submitting their nominations even though not even one of the demo demands was met. MDC leaders have already forgotten their own red lines!
Zanu PF is rigging this year’s election just as readily as the party rigged the 2013 elections. These “elections are done”; as SADC leaders would aptly put it. These elections should not be taking place, not until we have implemented the democratic reforms designed to stop Zanu PF blatantly rigging the vote!
It is bad enough that MDC leaders are dragging the nation into these flawed elections, giving the process the modicum of credibility, to feed their selfish greed. They are after the few gravy train seats Zanu PF is giving away as bait, as Senator Coltart admitted. It is unforgivable that anyone would be so naïve as to believe the MDC Tuesday demonstration gimmick would force Zanu PF to implement all the democratic reforms and the nation will have free, fair and credible elections!
Zimbabwe is in this economic and political hell-hole because for the last 38 years the nation has been stuck with a corrupt and tyrannical regime that has rigged elections to stay in power. The nation’s only hope of ever getting out of this hell-hole is by implementing the democratic reforms and stop wasting time, effort and money on all these MDC gimmicks!
“MDC T’s demonstration was a statement of intent and certainly it is a new game with new rules altogether!” Even now, with all the mountain of evidence that MDC is grandstanding and posturing are no more effective than a chihuahua barking at the herd of elephants; some people still want to believe MDC gimmicks will stop Zanu PF rigging the elections.
“Hupenzi inyama yegakava!” (There is no one more stubbornly idiotic than a certified village idiot!)
Come 31 July the country will wake up to another Zanu PF landslide victory, even the certified village idiots will have to accept that political reality.