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Mugabe 'can no longer' stop free vote, promises Tsvangirai - just another empty promise

20 Mar 2017 at 19:57hrs | Views
Tsvangirai told his supporters that political change was imminent and that even President Robert Mugabe now realised that "they (Zanu PF) can no longer stand in the way of the will of the people".

President Mugabe has remained in power for the last 37 years because he rigs elections. If there is going to be any hope of stopping him rigging elections then we must implement the democratic reforms designed to stop the vote rigging. Tsvangirai has done absolutely nothing to stop Zanu PF rigging elections even when he had the golden to do so during the GNU.

Zanu PF blatantly rigged the 2013 elections because no reforms were in place. Tsvangirai acknowledge the need to implement the reforms after the horse had bolted, after Zanu had rigged the 2013 elections but vowed never to contest any future elections without implementing the reforms first.

MDC-T's own secretary general, Douglas Mwonzora, has acknowledged that only 5% of the electoral reforms the party has been demanding have been implemented to date. How Morgan Tsvangirai expects the coming elections to be free and fair with only 5% of the reforms in place beggars belief!

If there was any doubt that Zanu PF would rig the 2013 elections, there can be no doubt of that happening in 2018. None!

The 2018 elections are not about President Mugabe or his Zanu PF thugs; we all know that they are corrupt, incompetent and murderous tyrants with a knack for rigging elections. The elections are not about Morgan Tsvangirai and his coterie of fellow opposition leaders; we all know that they are corrupt and incompetent and they are contesting flawed elections for the sake of winning those few seats Zanu PF gives away as bait to the opposition has Senator David Coltart 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."

Boycotting the 2018, to force the implementation of the of the democratic reforms, is more than obvious now, it is an absolute necessity.

The 2018 elections are really a test of the Zimbabwe people themselves to see just how naïve and gullible they are. With no reforms in place there is no way the elections are going to be free and fair but are the people so naïve and gullible to still believe otherwise!

Source - Patrick Guramatunhu
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