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MDC provincial caucuses buries politics of nominations

14 May 2019 at 07:44hrs | Views
Political waves are key in any given political situation. Never underestimate the power of voters. People are already making key decisions. Never relax and I have outshined my opponent, this varies from the way you talk, the way you behave in public, the way you eat, the way you present yourself, the way you dress, the way you value the movement, your moral integrity, the way you carry yourself in the community, the way you answer your phone, the way you respond questions.

Don't forget MDC is going through a revolutionary process, it is being transformed into a generational consensus and critical decisions are being made. You make blunders you are out !!!

The Gweru debacle is likely to bury some politicians. Some of the senior MDC officials's political careers are on the edge.

Democracy entails, the idea which Advocate Nelson Chamisa brought forward to have all candidates present their manifesto has brought shivers in the political arena. There is likely to be a political wave in the next two weeks.

The current political dynamics on the ground favours those with tangible ideas which add value to the Democratic Movement. The political ecology and the fluid politics has overshadowed the idea of nominations. People easily forget what transpired a fortnight ago. Nominations are gone and forget about that process.

The toxic question is what happened to those who received many nominations??

Warning !!!

One nomination can 90% of the votes !!!

People easily forget, nominations were just procedural and the attorney of winning has it's own political indicators and dynamics !!!

Was it about populism or it was competency? Clearly the provincial caucuses shows another picture. What happened during nominations is not exactly what is going to happen on the ballot.

There are some politicians who are likely to be buried on the ballot day, in Gweru because of these provincial caucuses.

Allow me to summarize my analysis in the following points :

1. Some have been in the office, but they don't know exactly their roles and such platform is exposing them.

2. Articulation of facts is key.

3. Some are failing to differentiate a rally and a manifesto.

4. Logic.

5. Lack of ideology in some key party members

5. Provincial presentations have overshadowed nominations

6. Some need to consult before going to the stage.

7. Dress code can easily destroy you politically

8. Eye contact is key

9. Sequence of facts is lacking in some senior members

10. Political connection with the audience

11. Emphasis on the roles of your office is key

12. No need to mention your relationship with the President, people want to know what you are offering

13. Some are clearly lost on clarity of roles for the office they are aspiring

14.  Synopsis of ideas

15. In a nutshell of points

16. Voice projection is key and revives confidence

Political Hazards :

What came out from nominations is not exactly the reflection of the ballot. What the ground is saying and what came out from nominations will be different altogether.

That Is why people always emphasize on democratic values. Few technicalities can destroy political careers.

Food for thought

Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo writes in his personal capacity as an academic and Policy Advisor and he is studying Doctor of Philosophy at Women's University of Africa and he can be contacted at

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