Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Mugabe is "Everready battery ready" for 2018 - battery would be dead if elections were free. By N Garikai

“Zanu PF is ever ready (for 2018 elections). You know that battery, which is written Everready, always yielding power. We stand ready all the time,” President Mugabe said.

With billions of dollars from all the looting going on in Marange to bankroll Zanu PF's vote rigging schemes and not even one democratic reform implemented which means the party has total control of all the State Institution to order as the regime sees fit in helping it in its vote rigging; of course, the party can afford to be very confident of another landslide victory.

“Zanu PF infighting won’t stop the revolutionary party from posting a resounding victory,” boasted President Mugabe.
The immediate thing that would have President Mugabe and his Zanu PF cabal in a real panic even now when the tyrant is feeling so confident of electoral victory is to learn that the next elections are going to be free, fair and credible.
The fear that the country will implement the democratic reforms designed to stop him rigging the elections was the one thing that worried President Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs throughout the GNU years. It was this fear that forced him to bend over backwards to please Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friend; he saw to it that they were granted all the trappings of power, everything. He gave Tsvangirai the $4 million Highlands mansion just to keep him quiet and sweet. All this was done for one purpose and one purpose only – to bribe the MDC leaders and stop them at all cost from implementing the dreaded democratic reforms.
As the five years of the GNU drew to a close and not even one democratic reform had been implemented; President Mugabe sighed with relief. Even to this day, he must be very pleased with himself for having successful pulled of an escape trick that even the great magician Harry Houdini would have said was impossible! Bribing Tsvangirai and a few others in MDC was a piece of cake; bribing ALL the MDC leaders hard enough but foxing them ALL so they do not implement even one reforms in FIVE years was just impossible!
Tsvangirai and some of his MDC friends are stupid and greedy but to expect ALL the MDC leaders to be so stupid they would not realise that by failing to implement the reforms they will be shooting themselves in the foot was just a preposterous proposition! And yet that is exactly what happened; it is a historic fact; MDC leaders failed to implement not even one democratic reform in five years. Not one!
The only way the reforms could have been implemented even in the dying months of the GNU was if the MDC opposition had boycotted the elections as Senator David Coltart readily admitted in his 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.”

After the rigged July 2013 elections Morgan Tsvangirai and company vowed never again to contest in any elections until the democratic reforms are implemented. President Mugabe must have known they were bluffing, the opposition politicians’ greed will lour them to contest the elections regardless how flawed or illegal. And surprise, surprise; Tsvangirai and company have all forgotten their respective party resolutions of “No reform, no elections!”
“They want me to stand for elections,” said Mugabe on the issue of him retiring. “If I feel I cannot do it any more, I will say so to my party so they relieve me. For now, I think I can’t say so. Also the majority of the people feel that there is no replacement actually, no successor who to them is acceptable as I am.”
The announcement that the opposition have formed a grand coalition will never worry President Mugabe. However, if the people of Zimbabwe were to force the sell-out opposition politicians to boycott elections and thus once again force through the issue of free, fair and credible elections; that will have President Mugabe worried sick. Rather than face the certainty of a humiliating electoral defeat, he knows that he will never ever win a free and fair election, he will retire! 

He will be the one announcing that he is ready to retire and Zanu PF must find another candidate to contest the elections. He knows that Zanu PF will never win a free, fair and credible elections.
Zimbabwe is right of the edge of the abyss and another rigged election will tip the country over the edge. We have our last chance to save the country from tipping into the abyss and all we must do is force these sell-out opposition politicians to do the “obvious” thing – withdraw from contesting yet another flawed election! We must expose the opposition lie that an opposition coalition will stop or in any way neutralize Zanu PF’s vote rigging and deliver the regime change we are, literally, dying for.


Nomusa Garikai said...

President Mugabe is so blinded by his own self-importance and arrogance that he has completely failed to see even the obvious things right there in his own face. Unemployment has soared to the nauseating heights of 90% not because black Zimbabweans are working for whites, that was the case soon after independence. Today unemployment has soared to these dizzying heights because the white owned companies have closed and would be new white investors have shied away from the country.

Most of the would be black entrepreneurs have never had the chance to accumulate the wealth and assets to allow them to finance their own business ventures because since the country attained its independence the country has been on the economic decline, thanks to Mugabe's own incompetence and corrupt rule. Zimbabwe's economic decline has been so relentless that even long establish white owned companies have found it impossible to prosper and hence the reason why so many companies have closed.

History will show that the majority of the people who benefited from Zanu PF's land redistribution are party loyalists and not the ordinary people. As for the policy being a total failure Zimbabwe's fall from being the breadbasket of the region to a net importer of food aid year after year speaks volumes.

"I would say we have continued to give land to the people and most of the land which used to be in the hands of the settlers is now in the hands of our people. I think we have done that well," said Mugabe.

People are starving and you think that is doing well?

When the whole gets to know of all the mismanagement, corruption, vote rigging and political murders President Mugabe has committed they will judge him for the ruthless tyrant he is and know the great statesman cloak he is hiding under is a lie!

Nomusa Garikai said...

We had the opportunity to end the Zanu PF dictatorship during the GNU and entrusted this task to the men and women with no idea what is it they were supposed to do.

We have the chance of forcing the reforms and so hold free, fair and credible elections if we cab block the holding of yet another flawed election. The elections are going ahead because we have failed realise, even with the benefit of hindsight, that people like Tsvangirai are sell-outs.

If we are going to have a just and prosperous nation then it is for us to work for it. We have done nothing to deserve a good government and hence have a rotten one! We did not sow and it is right and proper that we have harvested nothing!