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'Making Zimbabwe ungovernable is not what we fought for' - look who is talking. Cup is full to overflow.

07 Oct 2020 at 19:34hrs | Views
"Given the onslaught, machinations and clandestine shenanigans by our detractors, isu tasara, ngatirambei takabatana (we the living must remain united) … in defence of our hard-won independence," Mnangagwa told mourners at Heroes Acre.

"Violence, destruction of property and making Zimbabwe ungovernable can never be democratic and that is not what we fought for."

This is just nonsense.

If anyone has made Zimbabwe ungovernable it is Zanu PF every time the party has felt its iron grip on power threatened, it has blatantly rigged the elections and, time and time again, resorted to wanton violence, abductions, beatings, rape and even cold blooded murder of its political critics and opponents. All "done in defence of our hard-won independence"!

Zimbabwe is in this economic and political mess because the country has been stuck with a corrupt, incompetent and tyrannical regime that rigged elections to stay in power. All "done in defence of our hard-won independence"!

All attempts to restore the citizens' basic freedoms and rights including the right to free, fair and credible elections and even the right to life have been ruthlessly resisted. All "done in defence of our hard-won independence"!

Of course, this is nonsense Zanu PF is a party of corrupt, incompetent and ruthless thugs who believe they have the divine right to rule the country and are not democratically accountable to the people. They have rigged elections and use brute force to impose their will under the pretext if anyone else got into power they would undermine the country's independence, sovereignty, etc., etc.

It the last 40 years the regime has accused all its critics and political opponents of all manner of crimes and treason but has never produced the evidence. Allowing citizens to exercise the freedoms and rights including the right to a meaningful vote does not threaten the nation's independence. On the contrary, nation that have upheld the citizens' freedoms and rights have also enjoyed peace, justice, liberty and economic prosperity.

Zimbabwe is facing its most serious economic and political crisis and to end it we must, first and foremost, end the curse of rigged elections and bad governance. We totally reject Zanu PF's attempts to maintain the status quo under the pretext that change will threaten the nation's independence. The status quo has been a disaster for the nation and it must go!

Ending the status quo will end the Zanu PF dictatorship and will have no effect on the country's independence! This is just Zanu PF project fear of the unknown!

Fear and violence have ruled Zimbabwe these last 40 years. We demand an end to fear and violence. We demand the implementation of the democratic reforms to ensure the next elections are free, fair and credible.

Since Zanu PF is not going to reform itself out of office, the party must step down to allow the nation to appoint an interim administration that will implement the reforms.  

Zimbabwe is a dictatorship, not a democracy, and Zanu PF cannot keep up the pretence the party is the defend of democracy.

Mnangagwa cannot claim to be the peacemaker after 40 years of the big bad wolf, up stream, attacking the lambs, downstream, accusing them of mudding his drinking water.

"Making Zimbabwe undemocratic and ungovernable is not what we fought for!" And yet that is exactly what Zanu PF has done these last 40 years. The cup is full to overflow, Zanu PF cannot be allowed to hold the nation to ransom any more.

Zanu PF rigged the July 2018 elections, the regime is illegitimate and it must step down.

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