Tuesday, August 24, 2010

SADC Did Not Discuss Zimbabwe Elections

Sadc did not discuss Zim elections

Courtesy of the Zimbabwe Herald

EDITOR — The party called MDC-T built on shaky ground never ceases to amaze me.

It gets carried away with rumours and speculation.

It’s a party that, in its wildest imagination, dreams of governing Zimbabwe despite being full of political novices.

Presiding over a country is not child’s play as it requires people of sober minds.

What those in MDC-T should bear in mind is that Zimbabwe was born out of a protracted bloody struggle and this should be etched in their heads.

Their neo-colonial mentality where they say those who claim to have freed Zimbabwe should go and tether it where it was and they would free it, only shows their political immaturity.

The Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation preceded the Heads of State and Government Summit.

At this meeting, which was attended by MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai, pro-MDC-T online publications reported that Sadc had given guidelines for next year’s elections and that Tsvangirai and company left the meeting happy and satisfied about that outcome.

It has now emerged that nothing of that sort was discussed.

Their spokesperson Nelson Chamisa was quoted as saying this is what Zimbabweans have been waiting for.

The dates for elections are announced by none other than His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde RG Mugabe, contrary to the warped thinking that he has to consult.

Zimbabwe is an independent and sovereign nation, which is peaceful.

No person or foreign organisation can force itself to monitor or observe our elections. This is strictly by invitation of His Excellency.

Those in doubt can ask Pierre Schorri of the EU what happens to gatecrashers in our elections. We are not at war that we need foreign monitors. We are mature enough to run our own elections.

The elections in Zimbabwe were never discussed by Sadc and the so-called Zuma-Tsvangirai clash never loomed because these men are at different levels.

Where all this nonsense about elections and guidelines came from, we don’t know. The excitement was just a whim of youths, a passing cloud no bigger than a man’s hand.

MDC-T dished out an April Fools joke to its electorate. Sadc never got tough with President Mugabe as to their liking.

In fact, the GPA partners were urged to conclude their issues without a set deadline.

Instead the Sadc Tribunal, which MDC-T’s backers turned to in a bid to reverse the land reform programme, was suspended pending a review of its operations.

This was a hammer blow to MDC-T because they supported whatever it said about the land issue against Zimbabwe and they were also sympathising with white farmers.

So, the Sadc summit has come and gone and Zimbabwe is on the correct path.

Campion wekwaMereki,


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