Monday, 27 February 2017

Mugabe swears he was "elected by the people" and yet has always rigged elections. By W Mukori

Robert Mugabe has cheated, lied and had his political critics, opponents and ordinary Zimbabweans intimidated, harassed, beaten, raped and had over 30 000 murdered for his selfish political gain. It is therefore rich for him to now claim he has been in State House because the people “elected” and he respects the constitution!
“If Zanu PF says I should go I will … For your own information, I never canvassed for any position, I rose up to my position … let the people judge for themselves … We don’t want imposition (of leaders) at all,” Mugabe said.
He is the man who has never allowed “the people (to)judge for themselves” because at each elective congress he saw to it that only his name was in the hat for the top job. So instead of members electing him it always ended up being a coronation exercise.
“Let me refer now to the unending problem of division within the party. We want a party which is tight … The party, as I said, is based on a party constitution and the party constitution provides how people can get elected from one position to another,” he said.
Again, this is pure nonsense; he is the one who changed the party’s constitution to foil the election of Mnangagwa VP in 2004. He unilaterally changed the constitution adding a clause demanding that one of the top four presidium post must be a woman. The changed worked in Joice Mujuru’s favour.
Ten years later, 2014, Mujuru was set to win the VP position fair and square and it was none other than Mugabe himself who stopped her by falsely accusing her of plotting to assassinate him. He also changed the constitution again giving himself the power to appoint the two VPs contrary to the constitution which said members who elect whom they wanted to fill these positions.
After imposing himself on his own party, Mugabe has been even more ruthless in imposing himself on the nation.
“What was accomplished by the bullet cannot be undone by the ballot!” said Mugabe. He was justifying his military style 2008 operation “Mavhotera papi” (Whom did you vote for!) He used wanton violence, the worse electoral violence in the country’s history which left over 500 dead in three months (Gukurahundi was the worst political violence with its over 20 000 murdered in five years) to force people to vote for him after he lost the earlier vote to Tsvangirai.
The day Zimbabwe finally has its first free, fair and credible elections and get rid of this corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship the country must establish a thorough judiciary investigation to the conduct of past elections and establish once and once for all the full details of how Zanu PF has been rigging elections. The illegitimacy of Mugabe as the democratically elected president must be put beyond question.
All his life he has disregarded the law when it suited him and when it suited his purposed he was the greatest advocate for the rule of law; now people know this is his dirty game. No one is falling for it! All his life, he has weaved a spider’s web of liars and lawless intrigue; he now snared in his own web!

Mugabe is a corrupt, incompetent, vote rigging and murderous tyrant; we owe to ourselves, posterity and to history to make sure the real and true Robert Mugabe hidden under layers of misinformation and damned lies is uncovered for all to see!


Zimbabwe Light said...

Gutu said the MDC through the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) will make sure that Zanu PF will implement electoral reforms before the elections.

“This is one of the major reasons why the MDC is a very active participant in the NERA project. We know that Zanu PF regime is very reluctant to adopt electoral reforms before they know that they can never win a free and fair election. We are maintaining the pressure. We are relentless.”

MDC failed to get even one democratic reform implemented in five years of the GNU and now they are just wasting the nation’s time with this NERA nonsense. They have never spelt out even one electoral reform they wanted to see implemented because they have no clue what that reform is!

MDC-T is already campaigning for next year’s elections and have already confirmed they will contest the elections. So why should Zanu PF implement any reforms when they know MDC-T and many other sell-out opposition parties will contest the elections regardless!

MDC-T is just showing its dithering incompetence here by pretending it will get Zanu PF to implement any NERA reforms on the one hand whilst doing everything to show it is not serious about getting any reforms implemented! Why not drop NERA and stop all this charade!

Nomusa Garikai said...

Opposition leaders like Morgan Tsvangirai are not in the back seat, they are sell-outs. MDC had the chance to bring about meaningful change during the GNU but failed to get even one reform implemented because President Mugabe bribed them to kick reforms into the tall grass.

The sooner Zimbabweans know not to count on sell-out political opportunists the sooner the nation will get out of the hell-hole Mugabe landed us in!

Nomusa Garikai said...

Civil servants are threatening to go on strike insisting they want to be paid cash for last year’s bonus and not given plots of land. They have resisted going on strike until now because they have always wanted to be supportive of the Zanu PF regime.

It is the blind loyalty to a corrupt and tyrannical regime that has landed this nation into this mess!