Tinashe Sambiri| The MDC Alliance Namibia has pointed out that ZEC is taking direct orders from Zanu PF.
In a statement released on Friday, MDC Alliance Namibia slammed both ZEC and Zanu PF for attempting to suffocate the people’s struggle.
According to MDC Alliance Namibia, electoral reforms are imminent.
Read statement below:
Zec is unqualified to administer free ,fair and credible democratic elections in Zimbabwe, Mdc Alliance Namibia echoes.
01 October 2021
Mdc Alliance Namibia is both perplexed and infuriated to learn that the captured Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has barred the alternative government Mdc Alliance from its provisional consultations in provinces meant to deliberate electoral developments claiming they don’t know who the Political Behemoth Mdc Alliance is. The futile attempt to annihilate the people’s democratic project will not suffice despite several efforts to replace the genuine revolutionaries with their surrogates.
As a district which subscribes to the People’s Party led the pragmatic and organic leadership of President Advocate Nelson Chamisa Wamba Dia Wamba, we absolutely condemn the arbitrary arrest of our vibrant councillor, Denford Ngadziore and journalists who were arrested for demanding Constitutional Democracy. We shall continue to advocate for the unconditional release of the incarcerated youthful leaders Cde Makomborero Haruzivishe and Councillor Denford Ngadziore.
It was quite pathetic and astounding to hear the remote-controlled Zec Spokesperson Commissioner Joyce Kazembe confirming that the Mdc Alliance was not invited. She said:” We didn’t extend our invitation to Mdc Alliance to be part of a stakeholder meeting because the matter regarding the name Mdc Alliance is still before the courts”.
This clearly unearthes how Zec takes instructions from the Shake-Shake building. Mdc Alliance Namibia concurs with the party Spokesperson Advocate Fadzayi Mahere who postulated that the development was an incontrovertible confirmation that Zec was partisan and deliberately serves the interests of the clueless Harare regime. We shall continue to believe that Mdc Alliance is the biggest political outfit in the country and we will remain convinced that there is no lawful excuse for barring it from stakeholder engagement being the only political formation that has managed to submit an alternative Electoral Bill in line with our reform agenda.
Furthermore, the Nelson Chamisa led Mdc Alliance is the sole party which has reignited the loud calls for comprehensive political and electoral reforms ahead of 2023 harmonised elections. It is the Mdc Alliance only that has incessantly drawn serious attention clamouring for non-partisan administration of electoral processes by the supposed independent institution.
As an external assembly, Mdc Alliance Namibia shall continue to pile political and diplomatic pressure on the desperate Zanupf regime exposing the inadquacies of the current Electoral Act as well as the dismal failures of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to implement all measures as are consistent with the independence of an electoral body. Given this background, it becomes imperative for all social democrats across the globe to unite against a compromised institution.There is need to amplify our revolutionary voices so that our projected 6 million votes in 2023 will come to fruition. #RegisterToVote.
Moreover, Zec has to put into cognisance that only the Mdc Alliance driven by President Advocate Nelson Chamisa had already issued, for ease reference 20 Principles for Reliable, Inclusive and Credible Elections in Zimbabwe( PRICE ).
As Constitutional Democrats, we urge all stakeholders to rejuvenate these as we think that addressing them will automatically put this beloved country on the road to legitimate electoral outcomes. Zec must be ashamed of itself! We demand an independent institution to run elections in Zimbabwe, we are tired of rigging, violence and intimidation. Right now Denford Ngadziore is in the hell hole cells, tortured for demanding a free, fair and credible Zec. We demand his immediate release.
In a nutshell, Mdc Alliance Namibia still believes that diaspora vote is one of the fundamental electoral demands which may enhance the country’s democracy and electoral processes. As the country’s mammoth contributors of foreign currency earnings, our right to vote should be non-negotiable. We comprehend that the world is run by those who show up through participatory democracy.
Elections belong to the people and it is part of independence therefore every eligible voter should exercise his/her right to vote by virtue of being a Zimbabwean regardless of one’s geographical location. Foreign nationals from Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia only to mention but a few resident in Zimbabwe participate in the electoral processes of their mother countries! What is so special about these SADC countries? Is our motherland an exception? Dangerous freedom is the only panacea to a free, fair and credible election in Zimbabwe.
Mdc Alliance Namibia
Rundu Branch Spokesperson