MP Eddie Cross as the nation’s political and economic crisis gets worse and worse the people of Zimbabwe will look back and ask themselves could this nightmare been avoided and, with time, they will know and understand the true cost of MDC’s failure to implement even one reform during the GNU.
If MDC had implemented the GPA reforms as expected of them then the July 2013 elections would have been free, fair and credible. Mugabe would not have rigged the elections and be in power today.
“We have struggled in the main opposition party, the MDC, to unseat the government through non-violent and democratic means but have not only been denied any significant external assistance in this struggle but faced the active opposition of many African states, including South Africa,” wrote Eddie Cross.
There are lies and then there are damned lies; Eddie Cross is telling us damned lies!
MDC was reminded many times throughout the GNU to implement the reforms by SADC and many others but MDC leaders paid no heed. Short of SADC drafting the proposed democratic reforms for MDC what assistance did Eddie Cross want from SADC or SA?
MDC failed to get not even one democratic reform implemented in five years of the GNU because Mugabe had bribes them with the gravy train lifestyles plus the $4 million Highlands mansion for Tsvangirai. MDC leaders “were too busy enjoying themselves during the GNU they forgot why they were there,” remarked SADC Heads of State is sheer frustration at MDC’s failure to implement even one reform.
MDC failed to unseat Mugabe in the July 2013 elections because they had sold-out, period.