03 October 2021
“The Hard Talk with Paddington Japa Japa!!!!”
ZIMBABWEANS DEMAND FOR IMMEDIATE HOLDING OF OVERDUE BY ELECTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE AMENDMENT (No 20) ACT 2013, ZCEO PRESIDENT P. JAPA JAPA SAYS!!!!
The President of one of Zimbabwe,s Largest Civic Society Organisation, Zimbabwe Centre For Equal Opportunies (ZCEO) Mr Paddington Japa Japa has called on Mnangagwa’s unrepentant Zanu Pf Government and ZEC to respect the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No 20) Act 2013,including the Electoral Laws which makes it legally mandatory to hold Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Authority Elections after every 5 years.Required by law is also holding by elections within a Period of 90 days after declaration of a vacancy.We as a Civic Society Organisation representing millions of oppressed and marginalised Zimbabweans, do hereby demand for immediate holding of all the overdue and outstanding by elections, for the vacant Parliamentary and Council Seats that have been created by MDCT Mwonzora,s illegal recalls and deaths of some MPS and Councillors, around the Country,s ten provines.Chapter 7 Part 1 of Section 155 of the Zimbabwean Constitution under the Caption,PRINCIPLES OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM;(1) reads, the Government must hold regular elections and referendums which must be (a) peaceful,free and fair.
(b) conducted by secret ballot.
(c) based on universal suffrage and equality of votes and,
(d) free from violence and other electoral malpractices.
(2) The State must take all appropriate measures,including legislative measures,to ensure that effect is given to the principles set out in subsection (1) and in particular must (a) ensure that all eligible citizens,that is to say the citizens qualified under the electoral law are registered as voters.
Section 158, TIMING OF ELECTIONS,(1) A general election must be held so that polling takes place not more than (a) thirty days before the expiry of the five year period specified in section 143; (b) where Parliament has passed resolutions to dissolve in terms of section 143 (2 ),ninety days after the passing of the last such resolution,or
(c) where Parliament is dissolved in terms of section 109 (4) or (5) following a vote of no confidence,ninety days after the dissolution.
(2) General elections for local authorities must take place concurrently with Presidential and Parliamentary general elections.
(3) Polling in by- elections to Parliament and local authorities must take place within ninety days after the vacancies occurred unless the vacancies occur within nine months before a general election is due to be held,in which event the vacancies may remain unfilled until the general election.
The Zimbabwean Law is very clear there that after every five years from the appointed date and whenever there is a vacant seat created either by an MP or a Councillor dying,incapacitated by sickness, recalled, resigns, sentenced to jail, the vacant seat must be filled as soon as the law allows.
Under the Zimbabwean situation, it is almost a year and half now since most MDCA MPS and Councillors were illegally recalled by the Con Court created Mwonzora’s MDCT.ZEC has not bothered to hold the by- elections in accordance with the Electoral Act and as provided for in the Constitution.Zanu Pf Mnangagwa lead Government has taken advantage of the various prolonged Covid 19 emergency lockdown measures to avoid holding of overdue outstanding by elections. Despite the fact that Zimbabwe has got the least number of Covid 19 related deaths and cases, according to Ministry of Health and Childcare latest statistics.Surprisingly Zanu Pf has been holding its uninterrupted countrywide rallies,Cell,Brach,DCC,Provincial,Politburo and Central Committee restructuring excercises throughout the Country’s ten Provinces during Covid 19 pick periods.Many African and European Countries eg Malawi,Zambia,Morocco, USA,Germany,UK, have successfully held there elections during the Covid 19 peak periods.Surprisingly Zimbabwe with its lowest Covid 19 infection cases and death rate, is avoiding holding by- elections were the opposition MDCA will participate.
The Reason why Mnangagwa,s Government is avoiding holding by-elections is not because it cares so much about the welfare of its Citizens, no, not at all, it is because the Regime is afraid of loosing the by-elections to Chamisa, s MDCA.
Zanu Pf leadership knows very well that they have fraudulently stayed in power ever since 2008,surving by the skin of their teeth.They have been rigging the Presidential and Parliamentary elections for the past 13 years. Zimbabweans voted massively for Tsvangirayi,s MDC Party in 2008, in a election that was marred by serious pre and post election violence and bloodshed,more than 300 MDC followers were killed in cold blooded style.Zanu Pf Government thrives on vote rigging, violence, intimidating political opponents, crafting draconic laws that disadvantage the opposition, continous changing of electoral goal posts, to suit there wicked ways of Governance. The regime leadership intend to remain in Power forever, they know very well that they have committed serious crimes against humanity, that warrant death sentences if investigated and brought up for trial before competent courts.Zanu Pf leadership is full of corrupt individuals who are plundering the country’s wealth, externalising and siphoning millions of United States dollars into Foreign Nostro Accounts, for future use in case they are removed from office.
Everyone at Zanu Pf is corrupt including those in the Presidium not even one of them is professional, the entire rogue cabal deserves to be removed from power in the next general election.Outstanding Electoral laws must be aligned with the Constitution, there are a lot of reforms which need to be implemented before the 2023 election.
We Zimbabweans from the Opposition Demand for Holding of outstanding overdue Parliamentary and Local Authority by- elections.ZEC must do their work professionally, not the hide and seek tactics they are undertaking.Only a day before yesterday ZEC organised a private meeting with a few little known Pro- Zanu Pf opposition bunch of individuals, including its con-court created surrogate side kick MDCT, lead by Bishop Muzorewa incarnate Douglas Mwonzora,a sell out,who sold Democracy in Zimbabwe in exchange for 4 x 4 twin Cabs, and thousands of United States Dollars.Internatioal Community Organisations like UN,EU,AU and SADC must intervene to rescue genuine opposition political parties who are under siege in Zimbabwe.Genuine Opposition Democratic forces must join hands to refuse further oppression and election rigging by Zanu Pf come 2023.
THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE PADDINGTON JAPA JAPA IS A SEASONED POLITICIAN,SOCCER ADMINISTRATOR,CIVIC SOCIETY LEADER ,EVANGELIST AND TEACHER OF GOD’S WORD,HOLDER OF BSC HONOURS PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE!!!!🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓🍃🎋🌿🌱🌾💦💦💦💦💦💦