Is it too late to reprint ballots? - First answer: Is reprinting enough to turn flawed into free and elections?

Is it too late to reprint ballots? - First answer: Is reprinting enough to turn flawed into free and elections?
Published: 20 July 2018 (242 Views)
IS IT TOO LATE TO RE-PRINT THE BALLOT PAPER AS CHIGUMBA SAYS?



This is a good question but before answering it answer this question first: what would reprinting all the ballot paper afresh accomplish when there are still the really thorny issues such have no clean and verified voters' roll, no free public media, Zanu PF have unfettered access to billions of dollars of looted public resources to bankroll it vote rigging and vote buying schemes, etc.? 

These elections are not free, fair and credible because the raft of democratic reforms that should have been implement before the elections were not implemented. 

Is having new ballot papers going to cure all the other ills of these elections? The answer is no it will not! 

These opposition politicians who are demanding the printing of new ballot papers must tell us before we do this: will this make the elections free, fair and credible? Not even one of them will dare say yes because they know they will be lying and they will be shot down for saying it! 

We want free, fair and credible elections and these elections are NOT free, fair and credible. We should stop wasting time, energy and treasure on appearances, gimmicks and trivial matters.

If Mr Chamisa and his MDC friends believe that having reprinted ballots will be enough to make these flawed and illegal elections free and fair elections; that is up to them. We know to have free, fair and credible elections takes a lot more than having a ballot paper with names in alphabetic order in one column! And after 38 years of rigged elections we, the people of Zimbabwe, are demand free, fair and credible elections and will not settle for anything less.

President Mnangagwa and his junta promised to hold free, fair and credible elections it is now abundantly clear the regime has failed to honour its promise. ZEC has failed to produce something as basic as a clean and verified voters' roll! These elections cannot be judged free, fair and credible but rather declared null and void.

President Mnangagwa and his regime will be asked to step aside to allow the appointment of an interim administration tasked to implement the raft of democratic reforms agreed at the onset of the 2008 GNU and then hold the country's first free, fair and credible elections. The people of Zimbabwe have waited for 38 years for this and it is unacceptable to ask them to wait another day longer!

- zsdemocrats.blogspot.co.uk

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