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'Will not rest until Zanu PF is extinguished' - shadow boxing, failed to implement even one reform in 20 years

23 Feb 2020 at 07:58hrs | Views
As much as Zanu PF thugs would want to believe they will rule Zimbabwe until "donkeys have horns" the reality is that change is coming. The best they have managed to do is to delay change. Delay and stop are two totally different animals. 

Regime change is here, the party is imploding, the prelude to the change coming round the corner.The choice is between peaceful and orderly change or violent and disorderly one. Nelson Chamisa and his MDC friends have had many golden opportunities to implement the democratic reforms and thus deliver a peaceful and orderly end to the Zanu PF dictatorship.

MDC had the chance to implement the democratic reforms during the 2008 to 2013 GNU when Mugabe and Zanu PF had their hands tied behind their backs by the Global Political Agreement (GPA). In signing the GPA Zanu PF had agreed on the need to implement the democratic reforms designed to dismantle the Zanu PF dictatorship and end the curse of rigged elections.

It was MDC's responsibility to implement the reforms. They failed to get even one reform implemented in five years of the GNU. Not one!

MDC leaders were warned not to participate in the elections without first implementing the reforms, Zanu PF would rig the elections. They would not listen.

What is worse, MDC leaders knew that by participating in the flawed elections they were giving the process "credibility" as David Coltart readily admitted in his 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 (2013) elections," wrote Coltart, an MDC minister in the GNU.

"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."After Zanu PF rigged the 2013 elections, MDC leaders vowed not to participate in future elections until reforms were implemented. "No reforms, no elections!" stated the party's 2014 congress resolution. The resolution was soon ditched to participate in the 2018 elections for the same reason the party had not implemented the reforms during the GNU and had participated in the 2013 elections - greed.

Zanu PF had learned that it can continue rigging elections as long as it allowed the opposition to win a few gravy train seats; they will participate in the elections no matter what and give the flawed process credibility. The July 2018 elections were even more crowded than ever; there were a staggering 23 candidates in the presidential race alone. Even when it was known that ZEC has failed to produce something as basic as a verified voters' roll, that did not stop any opposition parties contesting!

"MDC has stringent measures to stop Zanu PF rigging the elections!" Chamisa boasted, just a few weeks before the July 2018 elections.

After the elections Chamisa started complaining that the elections were rigged. The whole world has ignored him completely!

MDC leaders have become more and more vocal and animated in their threats to remove Zanu PF from office,"I will not rest until justice and a people's government is put in place. I will never rest until Zanu PF is extinguished from the face of the earth," said Job Sihkala, the combative MDC MP for Zengeza West.

"Zanu PF has killed so many people in our country that we cannot allow this regime to continue existing anymore. This is a regime where I call upon every Zimbabwean of normal circumstances to join us in the fighting."

Strange that MP Job Sihkala and his fellow MDC leaders, Tendai Biti, David Coltart, Nelson Chamisa, etc. are now, seemingly, itching to take Zanu PF head-on in street protests regardless of Zanu PF's "shoot to kill" standing order. And yet the same MDC leaders, without exception, have all failed to fight off their individual demon of greed who has stopped them implementing even one reforms all these years and has forced them to participate, repeatedly, in flawed and illegal elections.

Having secured their gravy train seats, secured at the price of forfeiting the easer and more straight forward option of ending the Zanu PF dictatorship by implementing the reforms, the MDC leaders now want the nation to join them in the more risky and violence street protest route. Our MDC champion gladiators have sold-out big time in the past and there is nothing to stop them doing so again and again. Nothing!

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