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Zanu-PF upset by ANC's huge election disaster

02 Jun 2024 at 04:21hrs | Views
ZANU-PF is upset by the ANC's huge election disaster because the ANC supported ZANU-PF in its misguided actions in Zimbabwe including the rigging of elections.

The worst nightmare for ZANU-PF is an ANC/DA coalition with a DA foreign minister, that thought is giving ZANU-PF violent bouts of political diarrhoea.

I said in April that this election was not just about South Africa, it was about the region too, and the result will have far-reaching repercussions in Zimbabwe and beyond because of South Africa's position not only in SADC but the continent as the biggest and most sophisticated African economy.

ZANU-PF prefers the ANC to go into coalition with its former colleagues and not with the DA or smaller parties that would demand the South African government push for the rule of law and cleaner elections in the region.

It has nothing to do with ideology but self-preservation, knowing that it invested in the ANC and won't get returns if the ANC partners with political parties that will demand a rule-based SADC when governing and who will only govern in South Africa's national interest.

Everyone hopes that South Africa will get a government that governs in the national interest and not one that pursues selfish and parochial interests that serve only a few, corruptly.

A good and ethical South African government is beneficial for SADC and Africa.

A corrupt South African government will take the region down with it, as bribe-based rule will allow the abuse of state institutions across the region.

That instills the fear of God in ZANU-PF because it has used that sort of governance to survive, hence its campaign to shape the type of government that should emerge from these election results.

Every sensible person wishes for South Africa to succeed because if it succeeds, the whole region succeeds too.
If it fails, we all fail.

Source - Hopewell Chin'ono on X
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