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ED offers Chamisa 'opposition leader recognition' to buy legitimacy – a hyena is a hyena with or without ticks

24 Sep 2018 at 16:49hrs | Views
President Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF junta rigged the 30 July 2018 elections, that is a fundament truth at issue here.

If the truth must be told; here, the truth will be told even if it makes some people black as coal or pink with embarrassment; these elections should have never taken place not without first implementing the democratic reforms designed to stop Zanu PF rigging the elections. After the blatant cheating and wanton violence in the 2008 elections no one with even half a brain was left in any doubt that Zanu PF would ever lose any future elections as long as the party continued to enjoy its carte blanche powers to rig the elections.
 
The principle purpose of the 2008 to 2013 GNU was to implement the raft of democratic reforms SADC had arm-twisted Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF thugs to agree to. The task of implementing the reforms fell on to the late Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends. Sadly, they failed to get even one reform implemented in five years. Not one!

"MDC leaders were busy enjoying themselves in the GNU, they forgot what they were there for!" remarked one SADC leaders in disgust at the MDC leaders' GNU betrayal.

Nelson Chamisa and his MDC Alliance friends were warned not to participate in this year's elections without making sure the reforms are implement first. But once again they refused to listen. "MDC has stringent measures to stop Zanu PF rigging the elections!" insisted Chamisa. The village idiots did not even have the common sense to insist on ZEC releasing a verified voters' roll, a legal requirement!

Chamisa and his friends agreed to take part in these flawed and illegal elections for the sake of winning the few gravy train seats they knew Zanu PF gave away to entice the opposition to participate. However, Chamisa is naïve and foolish enough to have believed he could win a rigged election! No one in their right mind ever subscribed to his foolish argument that the "elections would be judged free and fair if he wins and rigged if he does not!"

As we now and had said would happen, President Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF junta blatantly rigged the 30th July 2018 elections, just as they have done in the previous elections.

A number of the 30 or so individuals/ nations /organisations from democratic nations who were in Zimbabwe to observe the elections have condemned the process as flawed and illegal. Those who rig elections are, per se, illegitimate and cannot expect international community recognition or support.
 
Kate Hoey, a British MP who was in Zimbabwe to observe the elections dismissed the process as having been "cleverly rigged". "We, in the international community cannot accept the result of the election and the UK government must take a lead to ensure that the Zimbabwean government is seen for what it is a mark 2 Mugabe regime and one that deserves no support whatsoever," she argued.

The Americans, who too observed the elections, have expressed their outrage at the blatant cheating and confirmed the targeted sanction against the Zanu PF leaders will stay.

Nelson Chamisa, being the opportunistic parasite that he is, is milking the situation for all its worth by refusing to recognise Mnangagwa as the winner of the rigged elections; much to the latter's added political discomfort, the curse of illegitimacy is not only coming from outsiders but from within Zimbabwe too.

"Under our Commonwealth parliamentary democracy, the opposition is recognised; we recognise the leader of the opposition in Parliament. This is what we are going to do ourselves," said President Mnangagwa on Bloomberg TV in US.

"But under the former administration, there was no formal recognition of the opposition leader but now under my administration, we are embracing the Commonwealth approach to parliamentary democracy where we recognise the leader of the opposition who is given certain conditions and perks in Parliament."

Of course, this is a bribe pure and simple!
Whether Chamisa and his MDC Alliance accept the bribe or not is neither here or there; what matters here is that nothing will change the political reality that Mnangagwa and his junta rigged the 30th July 2018 elections and so the regime will still remain illegitimate regardless. And, worst of all, if Zanu PF is allowed to remain in office for the next five years, the party will rig the 2023 elections too.

Zimbabwe is in this economic and political mess because the nation has been stuck with this corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship for the last 38 years. As long as nothing is done to implement the reforms Zanu PF will continue to rig elections and stay in power and President Mnangagwa is determined to stay in power till 2023 and bribing Chamisa is a small price to pay to get what he wants!

We, the long suffering people of Zimbabwe, must be clear what we want – to break this cycle of rigged elections and being stuck with the same corrupt and tyrannical regime. The only sure way to break the cycle is to refuse to recognise and support and party that rigs elections and what better time to do that than right now.

Zanu PF rigged the 30th July 2018 election and is, per se, illegitimate and must, per se, be denied all recognition and support regardless of whether the regime picks up a few more parasitic ticks and opportunists, it is still illegitimate!

A hyena is still a hyena regardless of whether it has a ticks or not! This Zanu PF junta is illegitimate regardless of whether it has officially recognised opposition leaders or not!




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