By A Correspondent- The MDC Veterans Activists Association( VAA) has declared that ZEC is an extension of Zanu PF following its failure to carry out duties and programmes objectively.
The association accused ZEC of attempting to subvert the will of the people by excluding the MDC Alliance from key meetings.
Read full statement below:
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission has proved Beyond reasonable doubt that it is indeed a player and referee in the Zimbabwean political field by denying the MDC Alliance a chance to be part of the ongoing stakeholders consultations.
ZEC has not only proved that it is an extension of ZANU PF but has also proved that it is not credible to run free,fair and credible elections.
ZEC’s conjoined relationship with ZANU PF is no longer questionable as the ZEC Spokesperson clearly spelt out the Commission’s quest to be guided on whether to invite MDC Alliance to these consultations or not by unnamed authorities outside the ZEC hence jeorpadising its independence.
Commissioner Joyce Kazembe’s brazen attempt to steal the elections again will not go unchallenged.Her naive allegation that ZEC does not know who the MDC Alliance is is not only stupid,lame and an expose’ of ZEC’s partisan conduct of national elections but also an expose’ of how Elections are stolen.This is the beginning of their devilish journey to steal the people’s will again.As peace loving citizens we shall resist such unlawful and biased conduct by the ZEC.
The MDC Alliance is the biggest opposition party in the nation hence barring it is tantamount to playing and refereeing at the same time.ZEC must not be an interested party in the fights currently obtaining in the Zimbabwean politics.
If ZEC is to hold stakeholders consultations then all stakeholders should be consulted.It must not be selective in choosing stakeholders as this will be met with resistance by all progressive forces.
Zimbabwe is for all of us and we should build it brick by brick together as a citizenry not as blue eyed boys of the dictator.
We demand impartiality and independence in ZEC’s conduct so that we build a better Zimbabwe together. We will not accept an extension of Zanu pf to masquarade as ZEC. The people,s power must guarantee the independence of ZEC, as well as protection of votes in order to guarantee free, fair and credible elections. Disputed elections are a liability to sustainable development.
ZEC must not only retract its statement but should be disbanded for being partisan, selective and a threat to future free,fair and credible elections.
MDC VAA National Spokesperson