“This thing of nichodemously printing ballot papers through Nikuv or any other group, Chinese, Israeli or any other, we will not accept. And when we say that we will not accept it doesn’t mean that we will boycott an election, we will simply make sure that there is no election without reforms.”
Chamisa, you and your MDC friends had the golden opportunity to implement all the democratic reforms necessary for free, fair and credible elections during the GNU and you wasted that opportunity.
If Mnangagwa is going to be forced to implement any reforms it will be because he fears the real threat from Mugabe or/and Jonathan Moyo to expose the details of how he rigged the elections. Even before Mugabe stepped back on the political stage there was a real possibility that SADC leaders were not going to turn a blind-eye to yet another rigged election in Zimbabwe as they did in 2013.
The November 2017 coup scarred the regional leaders to their sense; they know the coup could have easily turned a bloody affair. Another rigged election will only mean another coup, this time things may well turn very ugly for Zimbabwe and the region! Besides, SADC leaders will look very foolish if the endorsed another rigged elections only for Mugabe to produce the evidence of the vote rigging, evidence SADC leaders knew of but swept under the carpet!
SADC leaders have advised MDC and the rest in the opposition not to contest the elections without first implementing the reforms. Everyone knows that the only reasons MDC leaders have disregarded the advice is greed, as David Coltart has readily admitted in his recent book.
“The worst aspect for me about the failure to agree a coalition was that both MDCs couldn’t now do the obvious – withdraw from the elections,” explained Senator Coltart.
“The electoral process was so flawed, so illegal, that the only logical step was to withdraw, which would compel SADC to hold Zanu PF to account. But such was the distrust between the MDC-T and MDC-N that neither could withdraw for fear that the other would remain in the elections, winning seats and giving the process credibility.”
Chamisa’s statement above is just the usual nonsense the nation has learn to expect from MDC leaders; say one thing in one sentence and contradict themselves in the next!
Nelson Chamisa should just go back to talking about the bullet trains he has been building in his cloud cuckoo-land! We hear they are faster than the bullet fired from an AK47 rifle! There we are, now go back to your trains. There is a good boy! (He is not just corrupt and incompetent, he is pompous too!)