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'The US can't reform our electoral system' - Mahere

by Simbarashe Sithole
16 Dec 2017 at 08:49hrs | Views
There have been mixed feelings on Twitter following the MDC Alliance move to United States where they reportedly went to seek for international intervention in the looming harmonized elections.

Mt Pleasant independent candidate for 2018 Fadzai Mahere tweeted that US cannot reform Zimbabwean electoral system.

"The US can't reform our electoral system. The fight has to be taken to Parliament to ensure the Electoral Act is aligned to the Constitution. We need to enforce ZEC's obligation to make public the voters' roll.We need to monitor the voter reg \ voting process for irregularity," she tweeted.

Norton house of assembly member Temba Mliswa said the Alliance should be concentrating their efforts on transitional government rather than going international.

"Hon Misihairambwi has moved a motion in Parliament which l have seconded to debate the merits of a transitional government. This is where MDC should be concentrating their efforts in order to put their points across, not globetrotting. We look forward to the debate,"tweeted Mliswa.

Zimbabwean sportscaster Barry Manandi tweeted, " The MDC Alliance has missed out on a golden opportunity to demonstrate their aptitude for leadership and have instead shown a frightening proclivity for power rather than progress! Shameful!


However, former Minister of Education David Coltart believed those who are complaining about the Alliance's visit to US must also condemn the breaches of the Constitution by the ruling party,state media, chiefs and the military.

"All those complaining about #MDCAlliance trip to the US must equally condemn the breaches of the Constitution by Zanu PF - ZBC ,@ HeraldZimbabwe , the military and Chiefs are barred from supporting ZANU PF by the Constitution, but the ruining party perpetuates the illegality."

Meanwhile, MDC- T vice president Nelson Chamisa explained why the delegation visited other countries and dismissed allegations of begging for sanctions.

"The sanctions lies.What we are here for is more about the repositioning the opposition than the positioning of the ruling party. It's more about the next government not this outgoing one, the future government not this present one.We a e next government in 7 months time!"

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