Maduku calls Zanu PF strategy in 2nd Conference “intelligent” vs MDC’s “childish”!
November 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
Mugabe managed to push through Zanu PF amendments during the Second All Stakeholders Conference last month because Zanu PF delegates articulated the changes. There are no corresponding amendments from the two MDC factions because the hand-pick delegates were instructed to accept the draft “as read”. The contention now is that Zanu PF wants the amendments considered in producing the final draft to be considered in the referendum and MDC does not want any of the amendments considered.
It would be a bit strange, to say the least, after all that hu-ha that the Conference should fail to come up with even one single amendment to put forward for consideration. So Zanu PF’s strategy made more sense than MDC’s strategy of accepting the draft with no changes. Professor Maduku described Zanu PF’s strategy as “highest level of sophistication and intelligence” and that of the MDC as “childish”.
Maduku is spot on, Mugabe and Zanu PF have showed the “highest level of sophistication and intelligence” ever since the formation of the GNU four years ago which is why Zanu PF has achieved most, if not all, its set objects – block all reforms, write the Copac draft so that Zanu PF can still use violence if necessary to secure victory, etc. On the other hand PM Tsvangirai and his MDC friends have been pathetic and they have achieved nothing in four years.
“It is one thing for Professor Madhuku to constructively criticise our president and it is another thing to hurl empty insults at president Tsvangirai as if someone is on a Zanu PF payroll,” MDC responded.
No amount of denial can change the fact that on this occasion as in many other countless occasions in the past MDC shot themselves in the foot! Instead of reviewing the party’s decision making process so that they can avoid making even more blunders, the party does not like the message so they shoot the messenger!
Maduku is wrong however to his audience that Mugabe could revert to the Lancaster House Constitution if the Copac draft was rejected in a referendum. There is nothing in the GPA saying he could do that. The more logical position would be to task a new body to draft a new constitution. But then given MDC’s blundering incompetency Mugabe may be able to impose his preferred solution and get away with it!