'Focus on delivering campaign promises and 2030' said ED - no, focus on BROKEN free election promise and 2023

'Focus on delivering campaign promises and 2030' said ED - no, focus on BROKEN free election promise and 2023
Published: 19 September 2018 (388 Views)
"As we officially open the 9th Parliament, our focus is on delivering the promises made during the campaign period," said President Mnangagwa in his speech marking the official opening Zimbabwe's parliament.

"We will operate with discipline, hard work and transparency, fighting vigorously against red tape, lethargy and corruption, as we march towards our Vision 2030."

When Mugabe came into power he cocksure his scientific socialism will deliver mass prosperity, "Gutsva ruzhinji!" He 37 years reign of corruption, vote rigging and tyranny have brought death and destruction.

Mnangagwa is showing the same Mr-Know-It-All arrogance and political intolerance. He has just taken over from where Mugabe left off starting with the blatant vote-rigging which has confirmed Zimbabwe is still a pariah state. No one in their right mind would want to invest in a pariah state! So all this "Zimbabwe is open for business!" is a waste of time.

Zanu PF has failed to deliver on the people's wishes for freedom, justice and economic prosperity and yet the regime has remained in power regardless for the last 38 years and counting because it has usurped the people's power to hold those in power to account. Zanu PF has ridden roughshod over the people's freedoms and rights deny them the right to free, fair and credible elections and even the right to life.

Zanu PF has murdered in cold blood over 30 000 innocent Zimbabweans to establish and retain its de facto one-party, Zanu PF, dictatorship. Only a month ago this Zanu PF junta shot dead seven protestors; the regime was fearful of nationwide protest against another rigged elections. The shooting was a grim reminder of the regime's willingness to shedding innocent blood to secure its iron grip on power.   

After last November's military coup which saw the removal of Mugabe from power after 37 years; President Mnangagwa promised to hold free, fair and credible elections. This was a very important promise in that it was going to restore the people's power to hold those in power to account. The freedom to hire and fire public official is the ultimate expression of the people's democratic right and power.

Sadly, President Mnangagwa has failed to keep his promise to hold free, fair and credible elections. How can the elections be free and fair when 2 to 3 millions Zimbabweans in the diaspora were denied the vote for no better reason than that Zanu PF feared that most of them will not vote for the party. ZEC failed to produce something as basic for an meaningful elections as a verified voters' roll!

Zanu PF has remained in power for the last 38 years and counting regardless of the party's repeated failures to deliver of the economic front, regardless of the people's democratic wish, because the party has carte blanche dictatorial powers to rig elections.
"History will judge us as leaders if we fail to fulfil the wishes of the people!" said Mnangagwa.
Yes, history will judge you Mr President but that is simply not good enough! The living, the present, too must be allowed to judge you, hire and fire you as leader suitable or otherwise to govern, in a free, fair and credible elections.

Zimbabwe is in this economic and political mess because for the last 38 years the nation has been stuck with a corrupt and incompetent regime. Zanu PF rigged the elections time and time again to stay in power and the nation made the big mistake of allowing the regime to get away with it. This madness must stop forth with!

"Our focus is on delivering the promises made during the campaign period …. our Vision 2030." No our focus must surely be on the broken promise to hold free, fair and credible elections … our vision 2023. If we fail to force this Zanu PF junta to step aside to allow the implementation of the democratic reforms to stop Zanu PF rigging the next elections in 2023 then we can be certain the party will rig those elections too.

Zimbabwe is in this hell-hole because we allowed Zanu PF to rig elections and get away with it for 38 years. We are not getting out of this hole until we cure ourselves of this curse of rigged elections. Declaring those who rig elections illegitimate and booting them out of office is the cure! President Mnangagwa and his junta know that they rigged the 30 July 2018 elections and now they must take the medicine or be forced to. Zanu PF must not be allowed to hold this great nation to ransom!

- zsdemocrats.blogspot.co.uk

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