Senator Gutu accused of Zanu PF of being in denial – he should look in the mirror!
January 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
Obert Gutu, MDC Senator for Chisipite in an opinion in New Zimbabwe predicts that “change in upon us”.
“There is no use being in denial. People don’t eat history,” he wrote.
Talk of being in denial; Senator you should look in the mirror to see who IS in denial!
Mugabe is a ruthless tyrant; we all know that and the nation does not need a lesson in history to be reminded of that. Yes elections should be about ideas and the electorate freely choosing whoever they believe will best govern the nation and not “a declaration of war” on the people. Mugabe is a ruthless tyrant, we have already agreed, so surely it should not be surprising that a tyrant should consider elections an act of war! Indeed, you wrote about the orgy of violence during the presidential run-off elections of 2008.
Senator, was it not agreed that the three parties in the GNU would implement the agreed democratic reforms and write a new constitution for the sole purpose of ensuring the next elections are free and fair and a true reflection of the democratic will of the people of Zimbabwe.
Senator why after four and half years has not even one of these reforms seen the light of day?
“We should forcefully insist on the levelling of the electoral playing field,” argued the Senator. So MDC can “forcefully insist” and have the reforms implemented in four months what it failed to accomplish in four and half years!
Why this GNU wasted four years and nearly US$ 100 million to produce this Copac draft constitution which is so weak and feeble it cannot guarantee even the most basic rights like free elections or the right to life itself!
Senator you and your Leader, PM Tsvangirai and the rest of the MDC leaders failed to key thing the nation expect from you – free and fair elections – but are all in denial and some have even lied that coming elections will be free of the scourge of violence.
You wanted to project yourself as a man of ideas and so will ask you once again: Do you believe the coming elections will be free of political violence? If not, do you believe the elections should still ahead regardless?