MDC Renewal Team spokesman and Harare lawyer, Jacob Mafume, now says Zanu PF won last year’s elections fair and square and that calls for fresh elections are “idiotic”. To those Zimbabweans who still had any doubts that MDC-Renewal is anything else than a party of breathtakingly incompetent village idiots this out bust puts the matter beyond doubt.
I will prove that Mafume and his fellow MDC-Renewal leaders are certified incompetent village idiots on three issues; one, that they are confused about whether or not Mugabe rigged the 2013 elections when it is abundantly clear that the tyrant did indeed rig the elections. Two, that they are even more confused about the underlying causes of Zimbabwe’s economic problems and, third, that they are at sixes and sevens as to why elections are the only solution.
First let us consider Mr Mafume’s basis for his claim that Zanu PF won last year’s elections.
“People voted for Zanu PF. Many, including civil servants, were gullible to Zanu PF election promises,” he told his Gweru listeners. “They were promised poverty datum line salaries and teachers’ leaders were heard celebrating the news prematurely, as they dined with Zanu PF ministers only to be disappointed after the elections.”
Of course there were some gullible voters who believed Zanu PF would end the country’s economic problems just as there were others who believed MDC would deliver free and fair elections.
“There are many people that I know whom I met in queues openly telling me that they intended to vote for Zanu PF. They went on to vote for Zanu PF and told us that we (MDC-T leaders) were getting carried away with power in the inclusive government,” continued Mafume.
FCUK ME! So you think Mugabe and Zanu PF were not “getting carried away with power”? What a real stupid argument, and coming from a lawyer and someone aspiring to be minister making decision affecting us all!
Free, fair and credible elections are about affording all citizens, gullible or not, a meaningful vote. One man, one vote! There were glaring irregularities in last year’s elections showing that this did not happen and thus the elections were rigged!
We all saw young men and women being bussed into polling stations and read the eyewitness accounts confirming this happened all over the country. Why would young people be bussed to go and vote when old men and old women are expected to walk? And if these bussed young voters were from the constituency they were seen voting in then why was it they could not remember the name of the street when they were asked to give their home address?
All the Election Observers reported that many voters were denied the vote on the day because their names were not on the constituency voters roll. Many have since discovered that their names had been posted in another constituency voters roll and not the one they expected. Observers said “nearly one million” failing to vote; this is very significant given that this was the margin of Mugabe’s “won” the vote and 30% of the cast votes!
President Mugabe claims the elections were free, fair and credible and yet he has pointedly refused to release the voters roll, for example, so the public can check whether or not the regime had routinely posted names of many voters in wrong constituencies just to confuse the voters.
What is of great concern here too is why the Police failed to investigate the stories of bussed in voters and ZEC had failed to ensure the voters roll were released to all the contesting parties at least a month before the elections as is required by law, for example. If Mr Mafume and his MDC friends had not been so breathtakingly incompetent then they would have implemented the democratic reforms necessary to ensure the political independence of Police, ZEC, etc.
There is no doubt that even with the benefit of hindsight people like Mafume, Tsvangirai, Biti, etc. still do not have the foggiest idea what the reforms were about!
“Zanu PF did whatever they did but the fact remains they won the elections. Let them govern for the benefit of everyone and work towards reviving the economy,” said our certified village idiot.
For anyone who understood Zimbabwe’s economic problems it was clear that Mugabe and Zanu PF had given up on addressing the nation’s economic problems a long time ago all the regime cared about now was retaining political power by hook and by crook and hence rigging the election. Mugabe was never going to revive the economy that was clear all along but even more so now, a year after the rigged elections.
The Zimbabwe economy cannot be reviving without first removing the cancerous tumours of gross mismanagement and rampant corruption. The Zanu PF regime has denying these problems but that was folly because they have grown and spread over the years and now they are killing the national economy.
It is bad enough that Mugabe has treated the symptoms and administered painkillers; the last thing we want is a useless opposition encouraging the tyrant to continue. What we want a government that will remove these cancerous tumours!
What should have been clear to our village idiot is that Mugabe will never deal with the mismanagement and corruption because he is not just the daddy who sired them but, worse still, he is the mythological Medusa and these cancers have sprouted from him just as the snakes the snakes grow from Medusa’s head. Cutting off one snake will not solve anything as ten more will grow in its place. The solution is to cut off Medusa’s head.
Mugabe did not rig elections so he can have the honour cut off his own head! On the other hand there was no chance of any meaningful economic recovery whilst the two cancers were allowed to grow. This is why as soon as Mugabe rigged the elections it was clear he would have to “rig” economic recovery too.
Mugabe thought he could “rig” economic recovery with his $27 billion ZimAsset plan. Ordinarily the nation would not need so much money, seven times the national budget and three times the current national debt. The only reason he did is that most of it would be needed to fund the waste from mismanagement and corruption, since these sacred cows were to be left untouched. The “rigging” comes in since he would have to convince the donors the money will all be used productively and none of it wasted.
After a year of frantic begging for ZimAsset funds, Mugabe has failed to raise even a single dollar, not even the Chinese were foolish enough to waste even one Yuan funding an economy that is clearly wasting away.
Mugabe is going on State visit to China, 24 to 28 August 2014, in what will be the tyrant’s last desperate throw of the dice to get some funding for ZimAsset. He is expected to beg and grovel; he has taken some kneeing pad otherwise his knees will grow a thick kin pad like a goat!
If the Chinese throw Mugabe a $ 10 billion loan lifeline (they will no doubt get Zimbabwe’s minerals for a song in return which will make the nation even worse off in the long run) it buy the regime a year or two of relief and then back to square one.
Mafume, the Zimbabwe economy will never ever revive as long as Mugabe and Zanu PF remain in power; what will it take to get that simple message into that fruitcake head of yours. Since the tyrant rigged the July 2013 elections, thanks to the breath-taking incompetence of MDC, we will have to get his to step down – he cannot stay until 2018 the economic meltdown is causing serious human suffering to let this go on that long!
Mugabe must step down to allow the appointment of an interim administration whose primary tasks will be to implement ALL the democratic reforms (reforms you MDC idiots had five years during the GNU to implement but failed to get even one implemented) and then to hold free and fair elections.
Only the government emerging from free and fair elections will have the mandate and confidence to remove the cancerous tumours of mismanagement and corruption that is killing the Zimbabwe economy.
The solution to Zimbabwe’s political and economic mess is that Mugabe must go, that has been self-evident for decades now.
The tyrant has remained in power these last 15 years because of the breath-taking incompetence of opposition leaders like Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti. And when the tyrant hears village idiots like you Jacob Mafume saying he did not rig the elections and that holding free and fair elections is “idiotic” it only encourages Mugabe not to accept reforms much less accept to step down.
Jacob Mafume is a certified incompetent idiot that he has proven beyond all doubt by his actions and words and so too have Tsvangirai and Tendai Biti; what is at issue here is that Zimbabweans have to take the task of finding competent leaders with the seriousness and urgency the situation demands. We are not going to get out of this hell-hole until we do!