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Stop the 'fighting' and build the Zimbabwean economy

06 Nov 2018 at 12:09hrs | Views
It now seems fashionable to label all lost elections 'stolen' despite lack of credible evidence. National elections are more than an event, they are a national occurrence when even the pulse of the country stops, its all eyes on the ballot both from within and without.

During the run up to July elections we were told that foolproof arrangements were in place to thwart any rigging and plug  all loopholes.

The opposition went a gear up and told ululating supporters that 'election technocrats' had been hired and were in the country to see that no rigging would take place. Where now is the cry 'election stolen' and 'I am President' coming from especially after the pledge to respect the outcome of the plebiscite?

People want jobs but at the same time some among us are calling for the illegal sanctions to stay, what hypocrisy? Is it still about the people or its now about self and a me-only trajectory?

The wind of denial is sweeping across most African countries where any opposition that loses elections wants a chair near the centre of power by 'playing victim' of stolen elections. Reach out to the rural electorate and win their hearts to enhance chances of doing better come the next round.

Demos, boycotts and stayaways will only make the poor poorer. Let's stop the 'fighting' and create wealth for everyone and everybody.

Tondorindo. Chinehasha.

Source - Tondorindo
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