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'ZACC has failed and must be reformed' demanded MDC-A - posturing, what reforms did GNU implement

24 Jun 2021 at 20:51hrs | Views
"ZACC should be disbanded if it does not have the capacity and the political will to investigate the chronic corruption that is killing us, if it cannot act independently, of course this must be part of a raft of wider political reforms as we repeatedly demand in the MDC Alliance," said Fadzayi Mahere, MDC A spokesperson.

"On corruption, the (2019) Auditor-General's (Mildred Chiri) report has come out and it tells a sad and ongoing tale of looting. It is the citizens that pay the price of looting and so we demand answers and urgent investigations into the outcome of that report. Citizens bear the brunt of bad governance, so we demand accountability. Corruption is killing us," Mahere said.

This is just political posturing on the part of MDC A!

Mahere is wittering about reforming ZACC as "part of a raft of wider political reforms as we repeatedly demand in the MDC Alliance!" And yet during the 2008 to 2013 GNU MDC leaders had the opportunity to implement the raft of reforms themselves. They failed to get even one token reform implemented in five years!

Mugabe bribed Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friends with the trappings of high office; the posh ministerial limousines, very generous salaries and allowances, a US$ 4 million Highland mansion for Save (as MDC supporter fondly called Tsvangirai), etc., etc. With their snouts in the feeding trough, MDC leaders forgot about the reforms for the five years of the GNU.

"Mazivanhu eMDC adzidza kudya anyerere!" (MDC idiots have learned to enjoy the trappings of power, they will never rock the boat!) boasted Zanu PF cronies when asked why MDC leaders were not implementing the raft of reforms.

Post the GNU, Mugabe defy SADC leaders' call to have the 2013 elections postponed until reforms necessary to ensure free and fair elections were implemented. He dangled the bait of a few gravy train seats to entice MDC to participate in the flawed and illegal elections. It worked!

"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," admitted David Coltart, MDC A Treasurer General, 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."

MDC did form a strong coalition, the MDC A, before the 2018 elections and they still participated in the elections for the same reason - greed.

"Operation Murambatsvina 2 (demolition of Mbare vendor stalls in Harare last week) is a stark reminder of the unquestionable fact that Zanu-PF is against the people, it is at war with the people and it does not have the people at heart," said Mahere.

True enough, Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF cronies are heartless alright.

"Mazivanhu eZanu PF adzidza kare kudya anyerere!" (Zanu PF thugs learned a long time ago (1980) to enjoy the trapping of high office; they would not rock the boat!) to paraphrase the boasting Zanu PF crony above.

Zanu PF thugs like Mnangagwa were busy enjoying the trappings of high office they not only said nothing but played their assigned role in the blatant rigging of elections, the Gukurahundi massacre, etc.!

However, it is sheer hypocrisy for MDC leaders to be accusing Zanu PF leaders of being heartless in their pursuit to gratify their insatiable greed when the MDC leaders themselves guilty of the same thing!

The people of Zimbabwe have risked life and limb to elect MDC leaders into power on the understanding the party will implement the reforms to end Zanu PF oppression and greed. After 21 years, 5 of which in the GNU, MDC have not only failed to deliver any change but are the ones helping Zanu PF to stay in power.

Since the 2008 GNU, MDC leaders have been running with the povo hare by day and hunting with the Zanu PF hounds by night. It is for the ordinary people to open their eyes and see they are being taken for fools!

Chamisa and his MDC A are gearing to participate in the 2023 elections regardless the evidence Zanu PF will once again rig elections, regardless of all the posturing about reforms, etc. MDC A leaders have their eyes fixed on the few gravy train seats they do not care the price tag of the nation, once again, forfeiting free, fair and credible election and being stuck with the Zanu PF dictatorship for another five more years.  

It is insane for the ordinary Zimbabweans to keep participating in elections "so flawed, so illegal, that the only logical and obvious thing to do is boycott"; particularly when participating only gives legitimacy to the vote rigging Zanu PF!

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