Friday, 1 June 2018

"Zanu PF is only democratic party," boast Mnangagwa - scaling down violence alone is not enough W Mukori

The contemptuous arrogance of President Mnangagwa is soaring to new dizzying heights!

“Mnangagwa says Zanu-PF is the only democratic party!” screamed the headline in Bulawayo 24.

“PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday thousands of ruling party supporters at a Zanu-PF youth convention in Gweru that Zanu-PF was the only democratic party in the country that allowed people to freely choose their candidates without any form of coercion,” said the report.

How many "democratic" parties in history does President Mnangagwa know of that have to resort to "a military assisted transition", known to everyone else other that the Zanu PF coup plotters simply as a military coup, to remove its leader?

Zanu PF is using coercion to win these elections. The party has paid the Chiefs their bribe, a new twin cab truck each, and the other traditional leaders to coerce rural voters to attend Zanu PF rallies and, ultimately, vote for the party. It has deployed Chris Mutsvangwa’s rogue war veterans backed up by 5 000 Army personal to campaign for the party, reminding the populous that the violence that swept the nations in 2008 will return if Zanu PF should lose these elections.

Zanu PF is not using blatant violence this year, preferring to rely on its reputation as a party of ruthless thugs. This is operation harvest fear! “Kurova imbwa wakaviga mupini!” as the Shona would say.

President Mnangagwa and his coup putsch know their regime is illegitimate by virtue of having seized power unconstitutionally. They had no choice but to promise to hold free, fair and credible elections (promising is one thing delivering is another) just to take the sting out of those who were going to demand action to be taken again the regime. Using blatant violence would have been a dead give-away for one claiming the elections are free and fair.

There five basic reasons why Zanu PF has decided to put its thugs on even shorter leashes this year than in 2013:

1)    The people were very pleased to see the back of Robert Mugabe and to be saved from the nightmare of having his erratic and scatter brain wife’s taking over; they hugged and kissed the coup plotters for the deliverance. President Mnangagwa and his junta have milked their new found heroism for all its worth and hope this will propel them to electoral victory. The truth is the people have a very short and selective memory; a serious fault with equally serious disastrous consequences.

Mnangagwa and his junta are the individuals who are responsible for imposing Zanu PF and Mugabe on the nation for the 37 years of the tyrant’s long stay in power. It was Mnangagwa and his junta thugs who have carried out the bulk of the vote rigging, looting and wanton violence to establish and retain the Zanu PF dictatorship. It is common knowledge that it was the junta who forced Mugabe to stay in power after his heavy defeat in the 2008 elections and they then carried out all the blatant cheating and violence that followed.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Perence Shiri, Constantino Chiwenga and all the other Zanu PF thugs have shed the blood of the over 30 000 innocent Zimbabweans murdered in Zanu PF’s 38 years reign of terror. Shine the light of justice on them and they will glow like scorpions under ultra-violet light!

Contrary to junta’s propaganda spin portraying the November coup as a fight to save the nation from “state capture and to remove criminal elements” from Zanu PF. The coup was about wrestling political power from Mugabe and giving it back to the junta, who are the heart and soul of the Joint Operation Command, the shadowy junta and the real power behind Mugabe all these years!

In their myopic “Mugabe must go!” fixation the people have mistaken the demise of the dictator as the end of both the dictator and the Zanu PF dictatorship. Mnangagwa and the junta are only too glad for the chance to masquerade as “new dispensation”, even “the only democratic party”. When the people finally open their eyes and see that the corruption, the vote rigging, etc. has not ended and the party’s new-found popularity start to wane the junta will revert to its tried and tested ways to retain power.

The removal of Mugabe was no more than a black mamba shedding its old skin. Just because Zanu PF has not used it hallmark wanton violence does not mean it has lost its black mamba fangs and venom!  

2)    The junta has inherited the Zanu PF dictatorship complete with its control of State institutions such as ZEC and the security services and therefore the carte blanche powers to rig elections. In the 2013 elections, Zanu PF showed that the party could use other subtle vote rigging schemes, other than using violence, and had the great fortune of have the unfettered access to public resources and the billions of dollars of looted public wealth to bankroll its schemes.

The junta has promised free and fair elections but has pointedly refused to implement any meaningful democratic reforms designed to end the party’s influence and control of ZEC, Army, public media, etc. The junta has certainly toned down on the use of blatant violence and it is hoping the nation and the international elections observers will consider this sufficient for the elections to be judged free and fair.  

3)    President Mnangagwa’s “Zimbabwe is open for business!” call was a welcome reassurance. With the country’s economy is such a mess that unemployment had soared to 90%, ¾ of the people lived on US$1.00 or less a day, etc.; it was wonderful to hear a political leader putting economic recovery firmly on his national agenda. Many Zimbabwean voters are willing to vote for the junta just to give “ED a chance!” But once again, the people’s short and selective memory is playing tricks on them.

The people are forgetting that Mnangagwa and his whole team have been senior members of the Zanu PF governments all these last 38 years; why did they do nothing to stop the country going to the dogs, if they are as competent as they now claim to be. Worse still, the junta’s “Zimbabwe is open for business!” has already failed to attract the flood of foreign investors.

Investors are shrewd lot, they have looked ED in the eyes and they saw the same old Zanu PF thug of yesteryears who is claiming to be a democrat, to con the naïve and gullible! Zimbabwe is still a pariah state ruled by corrupt and vote rigging thugs; investors do not do business with thugs!

4)    Zanu PF has suffered greatly from the time the party booting out of former VP Joice Mujuru and her supporters to the dramatic events of last year’s coup throwing out Robert Mugabe and the G40 members. The party has fractured and imploded. The only reason the party is still here is that it is a party of thugs whose only true allegiance is to whoever is in a position to give them power and wealth. For the time being, Mnangagwa and his junta has emerged as the powerful faction and as long as the junta is able to feed the insatiable appetite for power and wealth of the party members – an impossible task given the ever worsen economic situation – there will be peace in the party.

The junta is hoping the truce in the party last throughout the elections and not result in another 2008 “Bhora musango!” in which Mujuru supporters voted for Zanu PF parliamentary candidates but voted for MDC presidential candidate.  

5)    Ever since the GNU, Zanu PF has never been more susceptible to pressure to abandon its dictatorial powers than it is now. The party has just imploded, members know the truce following the coup will not last long, the air is heavy with mistrust and intrigue. The junta promised free, fair and credible elections with no intention of keeping that promise, even with the present favourable political environment the junta was not going to risk losing power by holding free and fair elections.

Lucky for the junta, the opposition is fractured and there is confusion and pandemonium in their camp. The opposition is not only unable to take advantage of Zanu PF’s vulnerability, but they are so disorganised and incompetent the opposition presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, is making Emmerson Mnangagwa look “mature, responsible and wise,” as the BBC HardTalk presenter aptly put it.

Ever since this nation started talking of the need for democratic change in the late 1990s the nation’s priority was to dismantle the de facto one-party, Zanu PF, dictatorship. By refusing to implement any democratic reforms, President Mnangagwa has just proven beyond all reasonable doubt that although the dictator, Mugabe, has gone the obnoxious dictatorship itself is still very much alive and continues to rule the roast!  These elections must therefore be about rejecting Zanu PF and thus finally deliver the democratic changes the nation has been dying for all these years!

The people should not be fooled by this year’s relatively peaceful elections into believing Zanu PF is now a democratic party, it would have implemented the reforms and given up its dictatorial powers if it was. Many of the things that made it easy for the junta to tone down on the need for blatant violence to win the elections this year will not be there in future elections and the regime will revert back using violence.

As long as we have done nothing to dismantle the dictatorship the will be no hope of holding free, fair and credible elections!

Compared to the nightmare elections of 2008, all the junta has done is rollback on the naked violence; and for that we, the electorate, are expected be impressed and show our gratitude by voting for President Mnangagwa and his junta on 30 July. But just to be absolutely certain Zanu PF wins with the usual landslide victory the party has retained all its other vote rigging powers - no public media, no verified voters’ roll, etc.

“Zanu PF is the only democratic party!” roared President Mnangagwa. Yeah right! The only democratic party yet to hold free, fair and credible elections after 38 years of rigged elections!


  1. @ Charity Maodza

    "Evidence abound that Chamisa and his wobbly team would lose this election because of their inordinate focus on political banter instead of proffering alternative policies. At a time political parties are expected to unpack their policies and present them to the electorate, the opposition alliance is busy boasting about the supposed youthfulness of Chamisa and attacking other candidates on the basis of their age," you say.

    Zanu PF is set to rig these elections and therefore all talk of MDC needing to come up with policies to impress the voters is just nonsense. When elections are rigged, policies, manifestos, charm, etc., etc. all count for nothing!

    These elections are done, all we are doing now is going through the motions to give the flawed process some modicum of credibility!

  2. Mnangagwa and Chiwenga, the former Zimbabwe Defence Forces commander, are fighting for the heart and soul of Zanu-PF and control of the levers of state power.

    Sources said the presence of residual elements from the defeated Zanu-PF faction previously aligned to former first lady Grace Mugabe has also caused headaches for Mnangagwa. "Zanu-PF is harbouring a very strong social base of G40 members, including candidates who won the primaries, who harbour hostilities against Mnangagwa," a source said.

    If the truth be told - and it must - the dog-eat-dog in fighting was sparked by the growing poverty that has now reached the doors of the ruling elite. As long as the economic meltdown continues many Zanu PF leaders will complain of being neglected and cause never ending strive in the party as members fight over the scraps like hyenas!

    President Mnangagwa cannot address the root causes of the country's economic meltdown such as mismanagement and corruption without dealing a killer blow to the party's political patronage system. Besides he cannot address the corruption problem when he is corrupt himself!

    It really does not matter who took over from Mugabe, he/she will have found it impossible to stop the Zanu PF imploding, once started it is unstoppable. The real tragedy here is that the party is dragging the nation into the abyss with it!

  3. MDC official David Coltart has dismissed the results of a poll by the Pan-African Forum Limited (PAFL) which claimed on Wednesday that President Emmerson Mnangagwa would win 70 percent of the vote if elections were held now.

    Writing on Twitter, Coltart dismissed the PAFL as a "suspect organisation" and said the survey marked the start of efforts to "lay the foundation for an attempt to rig an election on an unprecedented scale".

    I agree that PAFL is indeed a "suspect organisation" and I also agree that PAFL is indeed "laying the foundation for Zanu PF rigging these elections".

    What is worth noting here is that Coltart does believe that Zanu PF is rigging these elections just as it has done in the past. In his book Coltart admitted the obvious response is to withdraw from the 2013 elections. However, he and his MDC colleagues could not withdraw because of greed.

    "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," he explained in his book.

    "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."

    Coltart knows these elections are being rigged, the elections are done, and yet he and his MDC friends will still contest these elections regardless how flawed and illegal the process may be as long as there are the scraps to fight for.

    Ever since the GNU when MDC leaders sold-out and failed to get even one reform implemented in five years; MDC leaders have been running with hare and hunting with the hounds.

    "MDC leader were too busy enjoying themselves during the GNU, they forgot why they were there," one SADC leader told The Independent paper in sheer exasperation at the MDC leaders, soon after the rigged 2013 elections. No doubt SADC leaders allowed Zanu PF to get away with the rigged elections in despair given the MDC leaders' incompetence.

    Although allowing Zanu PF to get away with rigged 2013 election was some form of punishment to MDC leaders who complained of Zanu PF "stealing the elections" and SADC leaders ignored them completely. Still, the whole nation has suffered the consequences of Zanu PF rigging the elections. It is important that SADC leaders look at the bigger picture and make sure Zanu PF is not allowed to get away with yet another rigged election this year!

  4. At the time, one Sadc diplomat said: "Sadc has done a lot for Zimbabwe.

    "We have been firm and resolute, but we are disappointed with the MDC parties which have not been pushing strongly enough for the necessary reforms that would allow for free and fair elections.

    "Resolution after resolution has been adopted by Sadc but up to now, the three parties in the inclusive government have chosen to ignore them. These resolutions are very clear and there are even timelines to them, but months before critical elections little has been implemented.

    "What more do you want Sadc to do? Nothing is being implemented and the parties that are supposed to be pushing are quiet and focussing on the constitution and referendum. How about other reforms?"

    At the Windhoek summit in 2010, Sadc leaders adopted a report by South African President Jacob Zuma, which called for implementation of 24 agreed GPA items to lay the basis for free and fair elections.

    These included media reforms, security sector reforms on a continuous basis, regularisation of the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe, appointment of a new Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation board and a re-constitution of the Zimbabwe Mass Media Trust, all within a month.

    However, most of the reforms were not implemented.

    The MDC leaders are corrupt and incompetent, that is now a matter of historic record and there is a mountain of evidence to prove it.

    What is also a matter of historic record is that Zanu PF leaders are corrupt, incompetent and ruthless thugs. The British may think Emmerson Mnangagwa "strong not only because of his strong links with the military, but also his perceived pro-business disposition"; at least compared to all the other players on the political stage right now. What no one can deny is that he is a ruthless thug, not even all the bleach in the UK can ever wash off all the innocent blood he has spilt to establish and retain the Zanu PF dictatorship.

    The people of Zimbabwe have suffered these last 38 years from the corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship, they want and deserve a clean break and not to find themselves stuck with Mnangagwa or any other thug! It will be unforgivable if it should turnout that the British have played a major role in imposing Mnangagwa on the nation.

    It is a great disappointment to SADC leaders that MDC leaders failed to get even one reform implemented during the GNU. But they are not the only one who were disappointed; millions of ordinary Zimbabweans were disappointed and have paid dearly for that foolishness and continued to pay for it to this day.

    The way out of the Zimbabwe crisis is to revisit the 2008 reforms and get them implemented. Zanu PF has promised to hold free and fair elections but refused to implement the reforms. The junta is blatantly rigging these elections. SADC and the international community must declare these elections null and void and force Zanu PF to accept revisiting the 2008 reforms.

  5. This is all wishful think! Of all the people I expect Professor Jonathan Moyo to know what rigged elections means. If elections are going to be rigged, and these elections are being rigged big time, what the ordinary people want and vote for is irrelevant. In 2008 people vote for Tsvangirai in the March elections, Mnangagwa and company ordered ZEC to recount the vote and after six week Tsvangirai's 73% was whittled down to 47%. So, even Chamisa was to get all the 64% of the 18 to 49 year olds ED will have no problem whittling that down to 38%!

    Six months of hiding in his fox hole must be getting at Professor Moyo - he is now hallucinating. He is so desperate to see Chamisa win so he can see the sun again he is now given to ignoring reality. Zanu PF is rigging these elections that is the reality. Chamisa winning rigged elections is wishful thinking!

  6. The exiled Professor Jonathan Moyo has claimed that President Mnangagwa's leadership has blown money flying 30 jets to import 4,200 tonnes of regalia. He wrote, "1/2 Through the govt & at public expense, as did Abel Muzorewa in 1980, Zanu PF's HURAYADZO election campaign is busy air freighting (duty free) regalia (in the process smuggling other goods) whose payload is 4,200 tonnes using 30 cargo planes, each with a payload of 140 tonnes!
    "2/2 In 2013 Zanu PF used 7 cargo planes, each with a payload capacity of 140 tonnes, to air freight 980 tonnes of election regalia. The 4,200 tonnes of regalia being air freighted by 30 cargo planes for the 2018 poll is unprecedented; even by the senseless HURUYADZO standards!"
    Zanu PF squander at least US$ 4 billion to fund its various vote rigging and political campaign activities in 2013. This time the party has been spending money right, left and centre with the characteristic swagger of "Mr bigger spender!" The regime is going to spend US$ 12 billion, easy!

    Only the other day MDC-T was reportedly in trouble with one of its creditors after their money. At best all the opposition put together will probably spend US$ 2 million maximum.

    At a national level, the country is failing to buy even the most basic drugs for the sick much less have ambulances and yet Zanu PF candidates, district and provincial officials, Chiefs, etc. are all driving around in brand new off-the road vehicles bought for them by the party! The irony of it all is staggering; Zanu PF is robbing the people blind to make sure it remains in power to rob the people some more! What a nightmare!

  7. "It is a very important journey," said Mr Burns, who is visiting Zimbabwe for the first time. "The step on that journey to re-join the Commonwealth will be the election you will have in July.
    "We welcome the commitment by the President that elections will be free and fair. We also welcome the Government position to invite international observers from all over the world, from different organisations and countries to come and see that process.
    If there is one individual who has done most of former President Mugabe's vote rigging dirty work for the last 37 years, that individual is Emmerson Mnangagwa. His promise to hold free, fair and credible raised many eye brows because after rigging elections to keep Mugabe in power it is strange indeed that he would not do so keep himself in power! It came as no surprise then when President Mnangagwa did not even make a token show of implementing the democratic reforms.
    The best President Mnangagwa is offering the people is that his regime will not use the physical violence but otherwise it is open house to every other dirty trick the regime can use to win. We know there is a lot more to free and fair elections than the absence of thugs harassing and beating people.
    With not even one democratic reform in place it is clear Zanu PF is rigging these elections, the international community must declare these elections null and void! It is a must!

  8. The infighting in Zanu PF, last November 's coup, the American government making it clear what constitutes free and fair elections, etc. have all helped to focus the minds on making sure President Mnangagwa and his regime hold free, fair and credible elections. It is clear the regime wants to focus on the elections being free of the usual violence but wants to be able to do pretty much as it pleases otherwise. This must be rejected. Free, fair and credible elections means having a free media, a clean voters' roll and a voting process, etc. and not just no one was beaten or killed!

    With the regime failing to keep its promise to hold free and fair elections; the nation has a really good chance to finally get the reforms the GNU should have implemented finally implemented! We must NOT waste that chance!

  9. Jonso mocks VP Chiwenga in his Mnangagwa regalia!

    This is something not quite right about all this habit of hundreds of thousands of adults wearing a uniform. It is bad enough for prisoners to be wearing it but why should free men, women and children do the same, particularly in the context of our intolerant and highly charged political culture were coercion is in the air we breathe! There is no room for any meaningful debate on any subject and the political leader's imagine everyone is expected to wear rules from up high his/her word is not to be questioned. Both Zanu PF, MDC, etc. party supporters are nothing more than sheep following blindly as the corrupt and incompetent leader blunders from pillar to post.

    Party regalia just like party slogans repeated over and over again are a symbol of conforming to what one is presented with no questions asked. We want a nation of people who think for themselves and take great pride in that and not morons who take pride in doing as they are told. If people like President Mnangagwa had not been so blind idiots who did as they were told Zimbabwe would not be in such a mess. He has clearly learned nothing from all the years of being reduced into nothing more than Mugabe's puppet because he is replicating the same system himself.

    It comes naturally to people like VP Chiwenga to follow blindly, he does not have much of a brain and has never been an independent thinker. The regalia suits him to a T! The man wants to be president one day, I dread to think what the country will become with such a certified idiot running it!

  10. Professor Jonathan Moyo must make up his mind on whether these elections are being rigged or they will be free and fair; he cannot have it both ways. One day he is talking of how Zanu PF is rigging these elections and thus the party is certain to win with the usual landslide. The next day he tells us MDC is winning!

    With not even one reform in place, it is hard to see what will stop Zanu PF rigging these elections!

  11. The way this Mnangagwa demagogue keeps evoking absolutism and God frightens me to no end!

    "It also believes in putting people at the centre of governance for inclusive value adding decision making as was amply demonstrated during the historic and successful Operation Restore Legacy where the driving force was popularised motto "Vox Populi, Vox Dei" ("The Voice of the People is the Voice of God")." He said in the Zanu PF 2018 manifesto!

    President Mnangagwa is a demagogue and like all demagogues has such an out-of-this-world high opinion of himself! Here is a man who has spend the last 37 years rigging elections and committing all manner of violence and treason against the nation for the sole purpose of creating this de facto Zanu PF dictatorship. He and his troop of thugs stage last November's coup for the sake of making sure they takeover the dictatorship, not to dismantle it, but to seize the absolute power for themselves.

    "Zanu PF ichatonga! Igo tonga!" he has often said and meant every word of it.

    Zanu PF is a party of corrupt and ruthless thugs. Zimbabwe is a pariah state ruled by lawless thugs whose only care is that they rule; they do not give a damn they are riding roughshod over the ordinary people's freedoms and rights or the heart-breaking suffering their decades of misrule have brought already.

    Instead of dismantling the dictatorship Mnangagwa is using the coup to whitewash the dictatorship. The junta is making a big song and dance about removing "criminal elements who had captured the state" and, with the exercise complete, lo behold we now have "Zanu PF is the only democratic party!"

    Who were these criminal elements, we must ask? Jonso, Zhuwao, Chombo, Chihuri, Kasukuwere plus a handful of others in minor supporting roles and Mugabe and his wife! Blimey! Are we really to believe that this a handful individuals cause all the corruption and death and destruction in the whole country. If that be so, then it is a shocking testimonial of how utterly useless Mnangagwa and the multitude still in Zanu PF are, if a few bad apples can cause so much damage for all these years and they sat the wringing their fingers totally helpless to stop the madness.

    What is worth noting here is that many of those who were at the heart of creating and imposing the Zanu PF dictatorship are still in the party. Indeed, they have emerged from the November coup even more powerful than ever!

    So, all this talk of the Zanu PF dictatorship being transformed into a democratic party is just hogwash! Anyone who believes this convoluted nonsense might as well believe black is white! As for President Mnangagwa, he is just a demagogue who has listened to Zanu PF propaganda for far too long he has been thoroughly brainwashed himself; he now believes black is white, to him the zebra has no striped coat!

    These elections must be declared null and void or Mnangagwa and his thugs will turn Zimbabwe into another North Korea, complete with the oxymoron of being ruled by a "democratic" dictatorship!

  12. @ Nomazulu

    Zimbabwe is under colonial rule already, we are a Chinese colony and Robert Mugabe and now Emmerson Mnangagwa is nothing more than the China's puppet. Ever since the Chinese gave Zanu PF the weapons to fight Ian Smith with, the Chinese have set the country's agenda. If there is one nation that has helped Zanu PF the most to create and impose this de facto one-party, Zanu PF, dictatorship on us then that country is China by a long mile!

    President Mnangagwa's much talked about "Zimbabwe is open for business!" has failed to attract foreign investors because they can see that the country is still a pariah state ruled by thugs. China is stepping in a promising to fill the gap the investors have left for no other reason than to prop up this junta regime and help it win the elections. China wants Zimbabwe to remain under this de facto one-party dictatorship so she can continue to milk the country of her wealth.

    If China was really interested in Zimbabwe's economic prosperity then why has she failed to bankroll Zimbabwe's development all these years! China will invest the bare minimum to keep Zanu PF in power and, rest assure, for every dollar China spends propping up Zanu PF she will get it back 10 or 100-fold by hook or by crook!

    The only way Zimbabwe will ever free itself of this Zanu PF dictatorship and Chinese colonial exploitation is for the country to implement the democratic reforms and allow the country to hold its first ever free, fair and credible elections!

  13. @ Ali James

    Well this is one dust bin we must throw away with the rubbish! This Zanu PF dictatorship has made life a living hell for us all and it would be unforgivable to allow ED to rig these elections and return to State House to torment us all!

    He is has refused to implement even one reform so Zanu PF can rig the elections and that is exactly what they are doing right now. He will claim the elections were free, fair and credible and, just to rub it in, "Vox Populi, Vox Dei" (The Voice of the People is the Voice of God!). Since when has God spoken through the downtrodden frog marched to vote for a tyrant!

  14. @ Scotiagain

    Good question!

    We all know Zanu PF is rigging these elections, the international election observers can see this too, they are not stupid. We must not allow then to lower the standards for what constitute free and fair elections just because the corrupt and incompetent MDC and the rest in the opposition camp have done the same by agreeing to contest these flawed and illegal elections. We must make sure the elections observers understand that MDC leaders have sold-out on making sure elections are free and fair and therefore they have lost all political credibility.

    The people of Zimbabwe have for the last 38 years yarned for free, fair and credible elections and we deserve to be given a chance to hold such elections. All we need is have these flawed elections declared null and void so we can revert to reforms agreed in the 2008 Global Political Agreement and have them implemented!

    President Mnangagwa has promised to hold free, fair and credible elections to camouflage his regime's illegitimacy as it was born of the treasonous coup. He is clearly failing to deliver on his promise and he must not be allowed to compound his illegitimacy by adding a new layer.

    It must be remembered that it was none other than Mnangagwa and his junta friends who have committed all the vote rigging and thugggery all these last 38 years, they have been allowed to get away with it all these years. We must not allow them to get away with yet another rigged election! Not now, not ever!

  15. @ Doctor Future

    If the truth be told, whatever pain Wilbert fells is nothing compared to the pain and anguish the millions of ordinary Zimbabweans constituting the "90% unemployed, the 3/4 of the population living on US$1.00 or less a day" he keeps talking about!

    Forget Chamisa and MDC, we know that they are corrupt and incompetent and have long seized to be relevant. What matter now is that these elections must be declared null and void so we can go back and implement the democratic reforms MDC leaders failed to implement during the GNU.

  16. Zanu PF has yet to hold free, fair and credible elections and of all the Zanu PF leaders, President Mnangagwa knows that is a historic fact because he is the one who has implemented all the vote rigging activities these last 38 years. Zanu PF is rigging these elections as before. By calling Zanu PF the only democratic party he is telling us whatever we have seen of Zanu PF is as good as we will ever get!

    If the people of Zimbabwe allow this junta to get away with another rigged elections then they must know the junta will use the next five years to rebuild Zanu PF and consolidate its hold on power. If we are serious about wanting free, fair and credible elections then we must fight to have these flawed elections declared null and void so we can finally have the reforms implemented.

    There has always been many golden opportunities for us to bring about meaning democratic change we have missed and/or wasted all of them because we have failed to recognise them because we are too lazy or stupid to attend to detail.

    The last 38 years, we have blundered from pillar to post, following one tyrant, then a village idiot and now back to another tyrant, because we could not be bothered to think through what kind of leaders we wanted. We certainly got the government we deserve!

  17. “As long as the voters’ roll has not been audited by credible and an independent external auditor, there cannot be an election,” reads MDC statement.
    “As long as the securocrats remain entrenched in the ZEC systems and interfere with our democratic right to choose a leader we want, and transfer power to the winning candidate then Zimbabwe cannot have elections.
    “As major stakeholders in the political affairs of Zimbabwe, we want to participate in the National Logistics Committee so that we run this election in a manner that will produce an uncontested outcome.”
    The people of Zimbabwe want to see free, fair and credible elections and they are sick to the back teeth of all these MDC grandstanding and gimmicks. Do any of these MDC clowns really believe, even for one split second that and of these reforms can be implemented this late in the process? Even if the reforms were implemented, what difference would they make now?
    Zanu PF is rigging these elections and MDC should not be taking part in these elections without first implementing the reforms. It will take a lot more than these foolish reforms to stop Zanu PF rigging these elections.
    The only logical solution now is for the ordinary people to have nothing to do with these elections; do not register to vote, do not bother to attend and party rallies, do not waste your time going to vote and certainly do not have anything to do with MDC’s gimmicks!
    The international election observers must know that many ordinary Zimbabwe object to these elections going ahead BEFORE the reforms were implemented. Every thinking Zimbabwean wants these flawed elections declared null and void so meaningful reforms can finally be implemented! We have waited for the nation to hold its first ever free, fair and credible elections and we are sick and tired of being cheated of our basic right. Please do not disappoint us by endorsing these flawed elections! Please!