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Monday, September 24, 2007
"MBEKI INITIATIVE MISDIRECTED???" Rev M S Hove...
I have avoided writing a lengthy contribution on the MBEKI/SADC initiative because I was avoiding “rocking the boat” partly because both the ZANU-PF side and the MDC (in its "collective sense" as Prof Welshman Ncube calls it) were expressing “optimism” that apparently ALL WAS MOVING IN CORRECT DIRECTION!
We now have as the present outcome, the 18th Ammendment (in its “watered down form") being passed in Parliament!
The real tragedy is that a whole lot of fundamental issues are not being addressed!
Firstly, the whole range of Security Forces still “belong” to ZANU-PF! They are not impartial in any way and are under Instruction to "crush" the Opposition esp. the MDC!
Secondly, you can never have Free and Fair Elections if the incumbent does not accept that the people have a Right to remove them!
Thirdly, you can never Free and Fair Elections if Local and Foreign Observers support the Incumbent and will ignore the “cries” of the other side/sides.
Fourthly, you can never have Free and Fair Elections if you do not acknowledge the previous situations so that you know what it is that must be avoided! Were the Elections of 2000 to 2005 “free and fair”? If not (although we cannot change the past), what were the “anomalies”?
The excitement of the MDC ("in its collective sense") appears to me to be completely misplaced!
IN FACT, MAY I ALLEGE THAT THE WHOLE MBEKI INITIATIVE IS ITSELF COMPLETELY MISPLACED!
The Mbeki Initiative may be relevant if its brief is to persuade the Zimbabweans to suspend their Allegiance to Political Formations and concentrate for a specific period to Nation Building as some form of United Front (ie ZANU-PF, the MDCs and everybody else!)
For anyone to try to persuade any Intelligent Zimbabwean that the events of the past week are in the Direction of the holding of “Free and Fair Elections” is asking too much!
Mbeki and Mugabe have a “pact of blood” which would not allow them to arrange for the removal of ZANU-PF!
I only pray that time proves me wrong!
Rev Mufaro Stig Hove.
PATRON: THE ZIMBABWE REVOLUTIONARY YOUTH MOVEMENT IN RSA.
Cell: 0791463039 RSA.