Bikita-West – Warning Of Things To Come
28 January 2017
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Nomusa Garikayi| “The president (Tsvangirai) said one swallow does not make a summer and Bikita West is the swallow. It was a farcical election that cannot be used to measure someone’s popularity,” Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka recently said.

“Yes, there are some people who want to use it to undermine the coalition. However, we will not allow that because we have already decided to do a cow-horn formation on Zanu-PF.”

The Bikita West by-elections confirmed what most people have been saying about Mai Mujuru and her Zim PF, that the she and her party are all bluff and no substance. Zim PF boosted that they will stop Zanu PF rigging elections because they know how the regime rigged elections. The Bikita West by-elections results showed ZimPF’s presence had no effect!

The Bikita West by-election results confirms nothing has changed, it is the first swallow but of many to follow. We do not need to go through yet another election process in 2018 to know the result is yet another rigged election; the Bikita West by-election was the warning of what is certain to come!

We need to implement the democratic reforms now before holding the next elections if we are going to stop Zanu PF rigging the next elections. Tsvangirai and his friends have their heads buried in the sand, they will only believe Zanu PF can rig elections AFTER the elections are rigged.

Zimbabwe is in a serious economic and political mess, millions of our people now live in abject poverty and life expectancy has plummeted from 68 years when Zanu PF first came into power in 1980 to 34 years in 2004, the last time it was measure. Life expectancy has grown in most of the other countries in the region in the same period and countries like Angola and Mozambique had as much as 5 to 10 years better life expectancy than us.

Zimbabwe cannot afford another five years of Zanu PF corrupt and tyrannical rule and push the nation even deeper into poverty and hopelessness. MDC will once again admit, after the 2018 elections have been rigged, that Zanu PF stole the elections and the party’s “cow-horn formation against Zanu PF was useless. No doubt, they will renew their promise not to contest any elections until reforms are implemented, just as they did after the rigged 2013 elections. But what comfort will all the admission be to the millions unemployed to whom poverty now spells death who will have to endure another five years of this corrupt and tyrannical Zanu PF dictatorship!

The coalition between MDC and ZImPF is not the panacea to stop Zanu PF rigging the 2018 elections, implementing the reform is that cure. Taking part in the next elections with not even one reform in place is madness and we have seen this madness in 2013 and on many other occasions in the past.

It was the greatest physicist and intellectual, Albert Einstein who said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Zanu PF will rig the 2018 elections with or with the grand MDC-ZimPF coalition as long as there are no democratic reforms in place. After 37 years of rigged elections we KNOW Zanu PF has mastered the art vote rigging to perfection. We do not need to go through another meaningless election process to know that!


0 Replies to “Bikita-West – Warning Of Things To Come”

  1. ZimPF have a Mwenezi by-election coming up which they must win or lose credibility. They have Kudakwashe Basikiti, a thug in his own right to contest. I have a felling he will turn tail and run like all cowards when confronted with someone their size. Teurai Ropa herself should contest. She has been itching for a bloody fight ever since the day she was booted out of Zanu PF – she can do so now!

  2. Joice Mujuru has vowed to contest next year’s elections “regardless whether the reforms to make them free and fair are implemented or not”. She is clearly planning to mobilizing mobilize ZimPF to form gangs to take on Zanu PF thugs head-on!

    “It means implementing laws that give effect to the people’s hopes and aspirations in this Constitution; it means respecting human rights, respecting property rights; tackling corruption every bit as much with deed as with words; it means ensuring that the conditions are in place for Zimbabweans to go to the polls in a free and fair manner and those results being accepted; it means ensuring that no one is above the law and it means policy certainty,” said Australian ambassador to Zimbabwe Suzanne McCourt.

    Hear, hear!

    The emphasis here is in “conditions are in place for Zimbabweans to go to the polls in a free and fair manner and those results being accepted”. We want to put this madness of political violence and vote rigging behind us!

    Joice Mujuru’s liberation war name is Teurai Ropa (Spill Blood). She spilt blood during the war of independence and she was a senior member of the Zanu PF regime for 34 years which spilt the blood of over 30 000 innocent Zimbabweans. She is, no doubt itching to spill even more blood to get back into power!

    Enough Mrs Spill Blood! We will resist you taking part in flawed elections so you can spill more innocent blood!

    Zimbabwe’s next elections are going to be free, fair and credible and we must not allow those thirst to shed innocent blood hold the nation to ransom!