If Zimbabweans want to be taken serious, then we must demonstrate we are serious about free elections!
January 24, 2013 in Uncategorized
Rugare Gumbo, Zanu PF Publicity Secretary, says Zanu PF politburo is “delighted” with the Copac constitution approved by the principals last week.
Of course Zanu PF is “delighted” all the parties have endorsed the Copac constitution, as Gumbo said: Mugabe wore the smuggest grin ever when he announced the agreement with his feloow principals; the constitution suits Zanu PF to a t. The constitution guarantees the party’s de facto one party dictatorship agenda; they are even granted the opportunity to use everything the party needs including the dirtiest trick one can think of including the party’s favourite weapon violence to retain political power.
I have read and listened to many points of view on Zimbabwe’s Copac constitution. No one, absolutely no one denies that the constitution will do anything to stop Mugabe and Zanu PF using violence, wanton violence at that, to “win” the next elections.
What begs the question then is why is the nation going through an election process whose result will not be a true reflection of the free democratic will of the people, as happened in 2008, AGAIN?
Everyone knows that Prime Minister Tsvangirai is “a flawed and indecisive character” as USA Ambassador Chris Dell said back in 2002. The PM has made one blunder and after another. It is pure folly to follow his advice and endorse this Copac rubbish.
If Zimbabweans want to world to take us seriously then we must for once demonstrate that we will take the serious issue of denying the people their basic right to free and fair elections with the seriousness it rightly deserves!