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'Register to vote if you have had enough of Zanu PF,' said the deceitful to the insane

30 Sep 2021 at 13:56hrs | Views
"Register To Vote If You Have Had Enough Of Zanu PF" was the headline of the article in Zimeye / Newsday.

Reading a few lines was enough to evoke memories of my first visit to Ingutsheni Mental Hospital in Bulawayo.

My mother and I were visiting my aunt and her family. My uncle was one of the a health worker at the Hospital and lived in the houses just outside the high security fence enclosing the Hospital grounds.

The mental patients were encourage to take part in physical activities such as playing football, watering the garden, etc. I observed one patient watering the garden with a leaking bucket. He fetched the water from a concrete tank and had to carry it 50 m or so to the vegetable bed. The leak was so bad that by the time he got to the bed, there was very little water left in the bucket.

He carried the bucket on his head and was soaked through and through in water and mud.

The health care worker, who had been keeping an eye on the patient, casually told his charge that he has the problem with the leaking bucket. The patient looked at the bucket and from his countenance it was clear the penny had finally dropped - he had a leaking bucket!

"I will carry the bucket on my shoulder!" announced the patient with triumph.

It was a hot day and the soaking helped to keep the patient cool. No harm done! We all laughed at the sheer insanity of it all, he was a mental case, and yet we all felt miserably sorry that a follow human being should suffer such an infliction!

I felt the same sickening feeling reading through the Newsday article. This was insanity at a national scale because I know the views expressed in the article are the views of many Zimbabweans out there!

"It is not fair to say Zimbabweans deserve the leaders they have. Whether through fear or otherwise, many in this land voted Zanu-PF into power," argued the Newsday article.

So if "many in this land voted Zanu PF into power" and it really does not matter whether they did it under coercion then we deserve this corrupt, incompetent and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship.

 "If there was any rigging or intimidation, it was done by Zimbabweans. And so is the stealing that is rampant in government," continued the Newsday lunatic.

"If"! After 41 years of rigged elections, this is a settled matter. It is foolish to ignore the reality of rigged elections given the nation has not escape the ensuing tragic consequence of the rigged elections - being stuck with a corrupt and tyrannical dictatorship. Just because the rigging "was done by Zimbabweans" does not make it alright or turn the tragic consequences into a pleasure!

In the March 2008 election, when the Zanu PF's vote rigging juggernaut was force to lay idle for the first time since independence, the people did vote freely without fear or coercion. Morgan Tsvangirai garnered 73% of the vote according to Robert Mugabe's own Freudian slip.

But before ZEC could announce the results the Zanu PF vote rigging juggernaut was switched on and swung back into action! After six weeks of cooking up the vote count; MDC's parliamentary majority was reduced to single figure and Tsvangirai's 73% was whittled down to 47%, enough to force a presidential run-off.

During the run-off the Zanu PF vote rigging juggernaut went into overdrive. As far as Zanu PF was concerned the run-off was all about punishing the people of Zimbabwe for having rejected the party and Mugabe in the March vote.

The party launched a military style Operation "Mavhotera papi?" (Whom did you vote for?)  A rhetorical question whose answer was the wanton violence dished out by Zanu PF operatives backed by the Police, Army, CIO and Prison Service personal.

"What was accomplished by the bulleted cannot be undone by the ballot!" thundered Robert Mugabe, to remind all what the wanton violence was about. Mugabe "won" the run-off with 84% of the vote; the landslide victory was never in any doubt, the people had learned their lesson.

SADC leaders refused to recognised the 2008 elections as a free, fair and credible elections and refused to accept Mugabe and his Zanu PF as the legitimate government. The region body forced Mugabe to accept the need for the country to implement a raft of democratic reforms to ensure free and fair elections and the decommissioning of the Zanu PF vote rigging juggernaut.

Sadly, not even one democratic reform was implemented in the 2008 to 2013 GNU. The Zanu PF vote rigging juggernaut emerged out of the GNU years untouched and it is primed and going up through the gears as the 2023 elections approach.

"The activists' work will go up in smoke if the youths do not register to vote and if Parliament does not ensure that the Registrar-General and Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) work according to the dictates of the Constitution," announced the triumphant Newsday.

"Parliament ought to hold the Executive to account, but it is found wanting."

The rigged 2018 elections delivered a landslide Zanu PF parliament. How can the same Parliament now "ensure" ZEC or any other state institutions delivery free, fair and credible elections when  parliament itself is but a part of the Zanu PF vote rigging juggernaut?

The corrupt and breathtakingly incompetent MDC leaders not only wasted the golden opportunity during the GNU to implement the democratic reforms and dismantle the Zanu PF vote rigging juggernaut opposition. The lunatics are off call for mass voter registration, mass voting, etc. and none of which will slow down the Zanu PF the vote rigging juggernaut much less stop it.

It took the people of Zimbabwe nearly 20 years for them to finally accept that Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF cronies were corrupt, incompetent and, worst of all, ruthless tyrants who were riding roughshod over them, denying them the basic freedoms and rights including the right to a meaningful say in the governance of the country and even the right to life. The people reached the consensus on the need for democratic reforms to stop Zanu PF rigging the elections and restore the people's right to a meaningful say in the governance of the country.

The people have risked life and limb to elect Morgan Tsvangirai and his MDC friend into power on the understanding the party would implement the reforms to end the Zanu PF dictatorship. After 22 years, 5 of which in the GNU, MDC leaders have failed to implement even one reform. Ever since the GNU debacle the MDC lunatics have been participating in flawed and illegal elections to give the vote rigging Zanu PF legitimacy in return for a share of the spoils of power.

How long will it take for the people of Zimbabwe to finally open their eyes and mind and finally realise the MDC leaders have all but abandoned their task of implementing the reforms to ensure free, fair and credible elections.

MDC leaders do not believe Zanu PF will ever lose an election in which the thugs have carte blanche powers to rig, they only pretend to deceive the gullible and naive public. It is the people of Zimbabwe themselves who are insane to believe MDC leaders have Winning In Rigged Elections strategies, especially after 41 years of rigged elections!

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