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'Zanu PF has mastered art of rigging can't be removed with ballot' - rubbish, above all else, they are mortals

19 Oct 2020 at 08:10hrs | Views
Albert Einstein defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result."

He was right! What he should have said too, is how easy it is to fall into this trap especially when those would swear over others, claiming to know best, in fact are the insane who know fcuk all!

"Elections have become a problem that has sunk us into vicious violence, unreformed state institutions, political and economic strife. It is my desire to enlighten those that still believe in the politics of the ballot paper, that the system called Zanu-PF is a virus that cannot be cured by elections," wrote Knowledge Hakata.

"Zimbabweans by now should know that voting or not voting Zanu-PF will still find its way back to Munhumutapa building echoing the recent statement by Vice President Kembo Mohadi  who said "the junta regime is not going anywhere anytime soon". Zanu-PF has mastered the art of manipulating the ballot in its favour for the past 15 years,"

Hakata, you cannot "enlighten" others on matters you have no clue what is happening yourself!

Yes Zanu PF has rigged elections and stayed in power these last 40 years (not 15, as you say) with disastrous consequences to the country and people. But to attribute Zanu PF's successfully rigging the elections all these years to "mastered the art of manipulating the ballot in its favour" is to completely miss the point.

There have been many golden opportunities to stop Zanu PF rigging the elections. One must ask, why these opportunities were wasted?

The best chances to end the Zanu PF dictatorship were during the 2008 to 2013 GNU. Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC fiends failed to implement even one democratic reform in 5 years of the GNU. Not even one!

Mugabe bribed Tsvangirai and company with the trappings of high office and, with their snouts in the feeding trough, they forgot about the reforms.

Of course, it is foolish to keep complain about Zanu PF mastery in rigging elections when, given a golden opportunity to stop the rigging, you sell-out.  

"The system called Zanu-PF is a virus that cannot be cured by elections!" Hakata proclaims. He was quick to rule out elections as the cure of this super duper novel virus but failed to proscribe the cure.

The truth is there is absolutely nothing special about Zanu PF. It is a party of corrupt, incompetent, vote rigging and murderous thugs. Plus whatever other attributes some people have assigned to the thugs. The bottom line is, these Zanu PF thugs are above all else fallible mortals and not the invincible demigod, the incurable virus.

If the MDC idiots had implemented the democratic reforms when they had the golden opportunity to do so; the 2013 elections would have been free, fair and credible. Zanu PF's reign of terror would have been brought to a screeching end!

By participating in flawed and illegal elections, MDC and the rest of the opposition opportunists are giving the electoral process credibility and, by extension, the vote rigging, per se illegitimate, Zanu PF legitimacy. They continue to participate out of greed; Zanu PF is giving away a few gravy train seats as bait. These opposition politicians know this to be so.
"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 Senator David Coltart, in his Book.

"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."

Zanu PF thugs are not smart, the exact opposite as their track record shows. Zimbabwe would not be the failed state it is if Mugabe and company had the common sense. The country's economic meltdown has not spared the Zanu PF ruling elite; the party is imploding because the party thugs are fight each other, like hyenas, over the ever shrinking national cake.

We have failed to end the Zanu PF dictatorship, regardless of the glaring weaknesses of the party thugs, because the men and women we have entrusted this task have themselves turned out to be breathtakingly corrupt, incompetent and sell-outs!

One cannot claim to know and understand Zimbabwe politics by exaggerating Zanu PF thugs' tyrannical powers, on the one hand. And, on the other, completely ignore the sheer stupidity of the sell-out opposition opportunists.   

As things stand, there is a real danger that Zanu PF will drag the nation over the edge into economic and political chaos comparable to that we see in Libya and Syria. We have failed to bring about peaceful and democratic change and now we face violent change complete with all the death and destruction that entails.

Yes, Mnangagwa and his cronies will rightly blamed for dragging the nation into this mess and, if nothing is done to end the dictatorship, beyond the point of no return.  But Tsvangirai et al must too be held to account for the many wasted opportunities to end the dictatorship.

It is easy to see why Zimbabwe has been caught in this nightmare of rigged elections and bad governance for 40 years and counting -  there has been very little intellectual discourse to ascertain what is going on much less what to do about it. It does help when the few loud voices to be heard are other Zanu PF propagandists or opposition apologists who pretend to know everything but, actually, know precious little.

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