Minister Makone Call For Elections During UNWTO: Hoping Against Hope The Spolight Will Stop Zanu PF Violence!
January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
MDC –T’s Home Affairs Minister, Ms Theresa Makone and a few others are arguing that Zimbabwe’s elections should be held in August, the same month Zimbabwe is hosting the United Nations’ World Tourism (UNWTO) Conference in Victoria Falls. They are arguing that the feared Zanu PF political violence will not happen, not whilst the country is under the conference spotlight!
Whilst anything, anything at all, that may help prevent or reduce the political violence must be considered; still this suggestion smacks of desperation!
The delegates to the UNWTO will be confined to Victoria Fall leaving Zanu PF thugs to conduct their mischief everywhere else. We want the political violence stopped in every city, town, mine and village right across the whole of Zimbabwe and not just in one pocket for the few days duration of the conference!
The fact that Minister Makone subscribed to this UNWTO suggestion; does that mean she and her fellow MDC leaders now acknowledge that MDC will never implement the GPA reforms everyone agree are a prerequisite to violence-free free and fair elections? If that is so then is very important that MDC comes clean on this now because many Zimbabweans are going to approve the proposed Copac draft constitution on the strength of Prime Minister Tsvangirai and other MDC leaders’ repeated promise to have the reforms implemented BEFORE the elections.
If Zimbabweans know the reforms will not be implemented before the elections and thus that the elections will not be free of the usual violence then the nation’s only way of ensuring the elections do not go ahead at this the eleventh hour is by rejecting the Copac rubbish and voting NO in the referendum.
Until the reforms are implemented in word and spirit it is impossible to have violence-free free and fair elections in Zimbabwe; that is a fact! MDC must stop lying to the people that it will have the reforms implemented before the planned elections; something it has failed to do these last four years