If you enter the room and a cat with a distended belly does a Usain Bolt out through the window, you can bet your bottom dollar he was up to no good! Mugabe is the cat caught chewing on a piece of biltong still between his paws and is so blotted he cannot even stand let alone run.
Mugabe was not particularly bothered that the whole world might see any of the evidence of his bolt vote rigging schemes. His main, indeed one might even say his only, priority was that the plan worked and gave him the overwhelming victory.
He is a man who five years ago had turned spent five weeks cooking the electoral defeat to deny his rivalry the 50%+1 so there would be a run-off. He had then turned the country into a war zone in which millions were forced to in fear, hundreds of thousands were beaten and/or raped and over 500 were murdered forcing his challenger to withdraw. He was not going to be bothered about his refusal to implement any meaningful democratic reforms or his blatant vote rigging schemes.
Mugabe dismissed the wanton violence of 2008 as “minor political skirmishes” and has dismissed all claims of vote rigging in 2013 with the same arrogance. As far as he is concerned the world should give him extra brownie points for successfully restrained his political thugs for using any violence. There were a number of people harassed and beaten by his thugs, but nothing compared to 2008.
As far as Mugabe is concerned he expected the people of Zimbabwe to accept the rigged election results and be grateful they had been spared the beatings, rape, etc. To him the people are so powerless and helpless they are no more than a mouse stumbling into the room with the blotted cat. What can the mouse do? Nothing!
But of course the regime could not come out right and say there is nothing anyone can do about the vote rigging. And so it has asked its critics for the evidence of the vote rigging. The regime controls the Police, the Judiciary, ZEC, so even if one was to produce sworn statements of the bussed voters saying they voted two or three times, etc.; it will all be thrown out of court, if the case was heard at all!
It is not about the evidence. It is about the people being powerless to do anything to stop Mugabe doing as he pleases!
Vote rigging is high treason but so what if it is the all-powerful Robert Gabriel Mugabe who is committing the high treason.If Zimbabwe is to have any hope of ever ending this Zanu PF reign of terror and corruption then the nation has to stand up to Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs. They rigged the elections and they must not be allowed to get away with it. Mugabe is not above the law and he must be reined in now – not in five years-time, NOW!