EU to suspend targeted sanctions if referendum is credible: test Zimbabwe has already failed!
February 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
EU says it will suspend the targeted sanctions if Zimbabwe holds a “peaceful and credible” referendum next month.
If the EU is serious about “a peaceful and credible” constitutional referendum then Zimbabwe has already failed. How can this be a credible referendum when the populous has been systematically denied information on the new constitution because the country has no free media and there is no freedom of expression?
Many people will be denied the vote because the voters roll is still in shambles.
Mugabe and Zanu PF know the people of Zimbabwe would reject this Copac Constitution if they were given a chance to know the contents of the document and the consequence of a yes and no vote; if they knew the truth. They would never vote for a repeat of 2008 violence or for a constitution that denies them their right to a free vote and the right to life itself. Never! How can government that is deliberately stifling all meaningful debate and keeping its people ignorant of the very subject matter of referendum be judged to have conducted a credible referendum?