MDC want elections to go ahead “whatever the magnitude” of violence, Chamisa confirm!
February 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
MDC is certainly not a party of excellence but more a party of blundering incompetency!
Tuesday 29 January 2013
MDC Secretary General, Tendai Biti, reportedly tells the media MDC will boycott the elections if the “hooligan” CIO and military officers in ZEC are not replaced. It is a reasonable position given that partisan bias of personnel in this two security organs. In 2008 ZEC played a despicable role in delaying the announcing of election results by a staggering five weeks; many people believe they cooked the results.
So it is very reasonable that there should be significant reforms of ZEC and individuals whose political impartiality is in doubt should be removed.
Why MDC has failed to have this done for the last five years; is another story.
Thursday 31 January 2013
MDC National Organising Secretary, Nelson Chamisa, denies MDC ever said the party will boycott the elections.
“The people of Zimbabwe have embraced the MDC and have placed their hope in the party;” Chamisa said “hence, whatever the magnitude of the persecution from which ever quarter, the people will vote in their numbers for a new beginning and real transformation which will be brought about by the MDC government.”
Excuse me Mr. National Organizing Secretary; the people did vote in their numbers in 2008 and there was NO “new beginning and real transformation”! The only thing that changed was that you and your fellow MDC leaders got on the gravy train.
As for the people, Mugabe and Zanu PF were swift and ruthless in delivering the punishment for voting for MDC in March 2008. In the presidential run-off that followed the people were subjected to some of the worst election violence in modern human history. Mr Chamisa neither you nor any one of your fellow MDC leaders were there to stop the violence or comforted the relatives of the over 500 murdered. You all disappeared like mist in the African morning.
The people were promised in the GPA, of which MDC was a party and signed to, that a number of democratic reforms will be implemented and a new democratic constitution written for one purpose only – to ensure the next elections are free and fair and the violence of 2008 is never be repeated ever again. Sadly in five years none of the reforms have been implemented and the Copac constitution MDC has endorse is not even worth the paper it is written on.
Mr. Chamisa you and your party owe the people of Zimbabwe an apology for your failure to implement the reforms and rubber stamping the Copac constitution “dictated” by Mugabe, a tyrant. You owe the people of Zimbabwe an apology for leading them back to the political nightmare they faced in 2008 with no democratic constitution and the scourge of political violence a daily reality!
Yes MDC could have implemented the reforms and all the other things that would have guaranteed free and fair elections, ensured the people’s rights were safe guaranteed and no one would ever be beaten, raped or murdered in political violence. They would have had the full backing of SADC and the international community and, most important of all, of the long suffering people of Zimbabwe. MDC did not implement the reforms because the party did not have the political will and did not care!
All Mr. Chamisa and his MDC friends care about is that they get back on the gravy train regardless what beating the people get and how many are killed, regardless how dysfunctional the government that emerges. “Whatever the magnitude of the persecution from which ever quarter,” MDC National Organizing Secretary Chamisa said!
Zimbabweans have heard it from the horse’s own mouth; MDC does not care. It would be folly on the part of the people to follow MDC and vote yes in the referendum and thus go through an election process which everyone agrees will be a repeat of the 2008 violence!