April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized
Let me say from the word go; this is one of the best articles I have read this year. Where have you been hiding William! Still, there are few areas that require fine tuning.
“However, on probing Madhuku on why he is of the opinion that a perfect constitution would have prevented Mugabe from rigging the poll as it is the will to abide by it and not the document itself that is paramount,” you said.
I do not know whether you think the Copac constitution was perfect; since you did not say. I will assume you are one of those who did not want to say it is perfect but settled for acceptable and hence joined the 95% who approved the document.
The Copac constitution allowed the State President alone to appoint and fire the Police Commission, the Attorney General and a multitude of other key heads of key State Institutions without reference to parliament. The MDC had tried to get Chihuru and Tomana dismissed at the beginning of the GNU because of the partisan bias of these two but failed precisely because Mugabe alone had the power to do so. We write a new constitution giving Mugabe the same power again? How can that be acceptable?!
You have acknowledged the important role Chihuru, Mudede, ZEC, Nikuv, etc. played in the rigging of last year’s elections. The only way to stop these people doing the same again is by implementing the all democratic reforms and that cannot be meaningfully accomplished without overhauling the weak and feeble new constitution.
Yes Mugabe has no regard for the rule of law but that is the more reason the nation should strive for a real good constitution and not a wishy-washy one. Indeed it is the constitution that is of paramount importance than the individual in State House because it is to the law that we must look to guarantee our rights and to deliver justice and not the man or woman be they judge or head of state.
Excuse me but Mugabe did outmaneuver Tsvangirai, because of the latter’s breath-taking incompetence. If you are still failing to see this, even with the benefit of hindsight, then one wonders whether you will ever see it.
You are right about Nikuv; Zimbabweans must not take their eyes off this scum of humanity. The Israeli government was warned by the West about Nikuv’s treasonous activities but they ignored the warning.
Israel was one of the few countries that continued to do business with apartheid ruled SA right up to the end. The Israelis armed and helped in every way the regime stay in power; they did not care about the misery and suffering the regime was inflicting on long suffering black majority as long as they were paid the thirty pieces of silver! Now they are back in Africa again to cash-in on human misery!
Rigging elections is high treason and Nikuv have been coaching Mugabe on how to rig elections; undermining the whole nation’s drive for peaceful change and good governance for princely sums of money and the chance to continue looting, especially for Israel’s now thriving diamond industry.
By helping Mugabe the Israelis have made the tyrant their own from the day the plan to rig the election was hatched; they will be held accountable for all the tyrannical regime has done from the day!
It is a matter of national pride and survival that Nikuv should not be allowed to get away with coming into our own house and piss on our faces and to get away with it!