Comment: The people have spoken

President Mugabe

President Mugabe addressing journalists

SCRATCH the cub drew out the lioness, goes an African adage. Zimbabweans have done just that by peacefully going about their election business and endorsing President Mugabe and Zanu-PF on a scale not seen since the first harmonised elections in 1980. Indications are President Mugabe will sweep to power with a colossal margin as his party scores a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly.
By delivering such a vote to President Mugabe, Zimbabweans scratched MDC-T and its backers who were praying for violence which is always their scapegoat whenever their mannequin Morgan Tsvangirai comes short at the polls.

The absence of cases of violence has thrown MDC-T and its handlers off kilter which is why they precariously hang onto trying to attack the voters’ roll as if it is compiled at Zanu-PF headquarters.

It should be stated from the outset that the Registrar-General of Voters’ Office falls under the Ministry of Home Affairs which was overseen by ministers drawn from Zanu-PF and MDC-T throughout the life of the inclusive Government.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission is made up of commissioners chosen from lists submitted by the three parties in Government, Zanu-PF, MDC-T and the MDC; and even Commission chairperson Justice Rita Makarau was agreed on by the three parties in Government, with her appointment to the Commission being announced by none other than MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, who was given the unofficial role of spokesperson for the principals after their weekly Monday meetings.

It thus comes as a surprise that today; MDC-T denies ownership of the electoral process it has been party to.
The party is; ironically, keen to pilfer whatever positives emanated from the inclusive Government as its achievements while disowning imaginary failures as Zanu-PF’s doing.

This has, for instance, seen MDC-T leaders ridiculously claim credit for the introduction of the multi-currency regime that was introduced by then Acting Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa on January 29 2009, a whole two weeks before the formation of the inclusive Government on February 13 that year.
That aside, what has been very telling is the division between Zanu-PF and MDC-T on the conduciveness of the electoral environment.

While Zanu-PF, which had a clear and powerful message for voters spent the campaign period articulating the indigenisation and economic empowerment agenda to the people; MDC-T tried to mask its paucity of ideas and dearth of policy with wild claims of vote-rigging.

The same division is seen between African observers represented by the African Union, Sadc and Comesa observer teams on one hand; and Westerners represented by self-proclaimed big brother, the US that continues to echo the MDC-T’s wild claims even in the face of a climbdown by its envoy here, Mr Bruce Wharton, who hailed preparations for the harmonised elections.

It is not a coincidence that Zanu-PF and Africa are reading from the same page, while MDC-T, its Western allies and the coterie of NGOs they sponsor differ.
Therein is the contestation in Zimbabwe, pitting Zanu-PF representing the rights of African people to social, political, cultural and economic sovereignty; and the MDC-T representing a prostitution of these rights to its Western handlers.

We are glad Zimbabweans showed their disdain by resoundingly rejecting the MDC-T’s quisling politics.
We hope the party leadership have read the mood of the people and will look in the mirror and change their ways in line with their party’s mantra.

The observer teams should be alive to this scenario, the MDC-T does not have genuine concerns, it is flying a kite for its Western masters who desperately want to tarnish the elections in a bid to try for what they failed to achieve in the ballot box.

It is high time westerners were put in their place. It’s also high time the MDC-T realised polls are won by compelling programmes not mindless complaints.
The people have spoken.

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  • Kudakwashe Munenharo

    The MDC T has to say something varume. That’s politics. Let’s just go ahead please and swear in our President. There is a lot that needs to be done that never got attention under the inclusive arrangement. Chime Chana chinofamba chichramwa ramwa chichigara gara pasi asi twakachenjenjera tunoramba tuchienda mberi. Saka ngatiregei kupedzerwa nguva nemano Mano aTsvangirai. Congratulations Zimbabwe on the occasion of your political maturity. Britain or America is not your guaranteur of your life as a nation. It is God.

    • Tinotonga

      Well expressed Kuda, I am moving on and will take pride and full advantage of these political circumstances. Viva Zimbabwe, get to work and more seriously this time around.

    • Dikondo5brigade

      Amen

      • magfm

        amen

    • Andy Marongwe

      I take this opportunity to thank the people of my country for a job well done and for vindicating some of us ho were vilified for supporting the revolutionary party under very trying times and environments. For my people Aluta Continua,Icho,charira muZimbabwe

      • Cde Ticha

        Aluta Continua brother.

  • FaceItmaZimba

    DONT WORRY ABOUT THESE MDC**CROCCODILE TEARS. THE WRITING WAS ON THE WALL A LONG TIME AGO AND THEY KNEW IT. WHAT WAS IT…60 STAR RALLIES BY THAT *** AS OPPOSED TO 10 STAR RALLIES BY THE ***? TO ME THAT EXPOSES THE DESPERATION OF A BUNCH OF CLUELESS BAFOONS WHO KNEW THEIR TIME WAS UP. UPDATE YOUR CVs LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TIME TO KUNO FORERA BASA KUMAINDUSTRY. I HEAR FAWCETT SECURITY IS HIRING. GOOD LUCK.

  • Mahofa

    Tongai tione, kubiridzira nekutonga nyika zvakasiyana. Chimboitai inguva yenyu.

  • Lux

    Makorokoto Gushungo . Basa sebasa baba tamirira muri yenyu . Tonga mwana wevhu usavhunduka takakudzugira .

  • muzukuru

    Finally we get to hear the truth and facts regarding ZEC. Ngazvitendwe

  • Waqar Khan

    Congratulations Zimbabwe for a peaceful and transparent elections.

  • Danny Manginde

    Agreed, we have a country to build so lets waste time on losers.

    • ProMDC

      Danny you are a loser!! haha!

  • Tbose

    OK, you can say anything you want about the Zimbabwean people having “spoken”. My question to you is if Zimbabwe under Mugabe is such a deomocratic and wonderful place to live why do millions of Zimbos keep flooding into our country and working as slaves in our farms and risking their lives as illegal miners ?

    • Daphnie

      3RD CHIMURENGA WAR OF BASIC NEEDS AND THE Xs HAS BEEN WON. LOBENGULA SOLD WITH AN X WE WON BACK WITH THE X!!! RIP MDC N BLAIR KIKIKIKI.

    • Daphnie

      MDC U R NOW ACTING LIKE SORE LOSERS GIVE IT A REST DO THE DIGNIFIED THING N ACCEPT DEFEAT

      • zimbotry

        Defeat by cheating and vote rigging is not defeat

        • Jongwe

          Well, Defeat is defeat, SADC, the AU and even the EU are declaring the election free and fair,
          Unless of course if you trying to say ZANU PF rigged a Free and Fair election.

    • Charity Masiwa

      they are there because of economic migration, and because you people are lazy. Zimbabwe has a huge skilled labour force and can afford to export that to countries whose citizens think its better to rob, murder and rape instead of going to school.

      • FaceItmaZimba

        SHORT, QUICK AND STRAIGHT TO THE HEART. NAILED IT. HADZOKI FUTI PANO. RUNAKO KANI CHARITY WATIBAYA.

  • liniagozo

    where is baba jukwa

  • KK

    THE ELECTION IS A SHAME

    • YemenPapaT

      The correct word to use is SHAM not SHAME. There is a big difference.

      • jill jik

        Actually, it’s both — a sham and a shame.

    • Nigel Munach

      MDC was beaten all systems out. MDC intelligence warned their leadership about this but were ignored. Besides for all those results MDC agents signed to agree. so how were they rigged. Remember my vote is my secret.

  • d mjenda

    As much as winners should celebrate, I am not sure that boasting, mocking one another or kicking a fellow countryman who is already down is the proper thing to do. mature politics detects that we shake hands, bury our differences and work together as zimbabweans. we have a country to run and possibly serious economic challenges ahead that needs oneness

    • FaceItmaZimba

      THAT FELLOW COUNTRYMAN WHO IS DOWN IS REFUSING TO THROW IN THE TOWEL AND THREATENING MAYHEM AND COMPROMISING NATIONAL SECURITY. I SAY LETS KICK THEM UNTIL VATI FOTOTO OR CONCEDE DEFEAT.

    • Cde Ticha

      But Changrai is refusing to accept defeat, how do we shake hands with him if he is of that attitude?

    • Jackballs

      No! NO! nO! don’t try to be clever for nothing. You people (All the MDCs) made us suffer, we really suffered for a decade when you were busy playing gay games with C!A and M!6. Hama dzedu needlessly died young because of you lot. Saka don’t try to be smart, tirikuku’PERMAI’ gore rino definitely. I guess you know what kuPERMA means, it’s coming guaranteed!
      “Mupanduki chera mwena”

  • ganda dema

    so MDC took part in foprming ZEC!!! they now talk of it the same way they talk about Mugabe, one would think ZEC was ZPF’s brainchild.

  • Common Sense

    33 year more years of darkness, and now 5 more, voters you have no idea what you have just done.

    Your joy will be shortlived

  • Voters Roll Mistake

    Tsvangirai messed up by not prioritising cleaning up the voters roll as discussed when GNU was formed. It is the same roll that was inherited and added onto.

    That was a big mistake!

    Zvepolitics zvinorwadza

  • dusty

    what people?

  • CHRISTOPHER MPANDARE

    blessing to zimbabwe

  • ganda dema

    By bullet or ballot Zimbabwe is for Zimbabwean people, we just did it again, i am very proud of being a Zimbabwean.

  • BK

    Odinga could not believe he lost . The numbers were very clear he was not the favourate. Aiwa ndabvuma zvangu kani ZANU (PF) chiwororo.

  • jambanja

    Well said,mwana wevhu.

  • Sarudzai

    BBC news has said the Elections were free and fair, and Tsvangirai lost bcoz of his affairs with Women.

    • Africa_need_no_link_to_USA_EU

      Thanks for reporting to us this even when i do not value the opinion of colonialists

  • Mundamurefu Tatora

    Shut Up Tsvangirai, Mwana mutema wekutanga pasi rese kuzvarwa nevabereki veChirungu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Africa_need_no_link_to_USA_EU

    Most powerful article i have read this year. i am inspired, thanks for this comment, Oh Africa is inspired and will follow on zimbabwe heroic path of putting the interests of Africans first. We Love our light President Mugabe and Zanu-pf. this video show the puppet nature of the MDC-T and it leaders and that is why the people of Zimbabwe reject them. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkcJ7pLWzeM

    • FaceItmaZimba

      CAN YOU TYPE OUT THE LINK, ITS NOT COPYING FULLY

  • Cookie

    Enjoy another 5 years of no electricity, no jobs, no food, no sanitation, no education… Etc etc etc well done free people of zimbabwe… You have spoken… Dont bow down to the white man… Bow down to the china man… He will treat you better… You are free so enjoy your freedom… Sell your mineral resources for peanuts and ask yourselves where is your progress… Good luck and keep digging!!!

    • Africa_need_no_link_to_USA_EU

      Your comment show the pain the heroic vote of the Zimbabwean people have inflicted on your colonialist heart. If President Mugabe and the people of Zimbabwe have not bowed to “white” colonialists who have a massive grip over the brains of most Africans in Africa how can the people of Zimbabwe led by the heroic President Mugabe bow to the Chinese who have 0 history of terror in Africa?

      Only the people of Zimbabwe can create their job, food, electricity, sanitation and no other human can, it is the people of Zimbabwe who defeated “white” racist colonialism enslavement and destruction over them and it is them who have build all their progress up to this very day we are writing. We urge Zanu-pf to remove colonial English as a language of Zimbabwe and replace it with an African language to deny these Europeans colonialists a tool of hegemony and racism against us.

    • FaceItmaZimba

      THANKS TO SANCTIONS. NGAVAABVISE KA UONE. EVEN IF THEY DONT, I WOULD RATHER ENDURE ALL THOSE THINGS THAN KUTONGWA NAANA BENNETT, UK, EU, US, AND SEEING NGOCHANI KISSING IN PUBLIC IN ZIMBABWE

      • Vitzdare

        zvino semesa

  • Kudakwashe Lionel Kupara

    This results portray ZANU-PF and Mugabe having a popularity and approval rating reminiscent of the immediate post-independence excitement of the 80s. Why do we not hear of people celebrating in the streets, buying beers and making merry in their homes? Need I say more. We see you.

    • Africa_need_no_link_to_USA_EU

      i saw on South Africa national broadcaster people celebrating in cars and on the street. it is a great achievement for Africa the vote the people of zimbabwe have given to the heroic President Mugabe and Zanu-pf, i am celebrating like never before

    • FaceItmaZimba

      WAITING FOR FULL OFFICIAL RESULTS ESPECIALLY PRESIDENTIAL. WE ARE A LAW ABIDING PEOPLE, UNLIKE MDC HOOLIGANS (READ BITI) WHO SPARKED THE 2008 VIOLENCE BY ANNOUNCING BOGUS RESULTS A FEW HRS AFTER CLOSING OF POLLS. WATCH THIS SPACE….CELEBRATIONS ON THE WAY.

  • Bye

    Its very sad we have another 5 years of suffering. God bless Zimbabwe now. Mr. Tsvangirai you deserve to rest you tried your best to free Zimbabweans but yanga isiri nguva yaMwari. We salute you and we honour you.
    God bless Zimbabwe.

    • Cde Ticha

      Kikikikikikikkkkk, yah warwadziwa hamayangu, nyarara hako ndizvozvinoita democracy.

  • lobeski

    Is this newspaper a ZANU-PF owned? I can’t understand why the article is so ZANU-PF centric!

    • Vitzdare

      You do not need to understand it is a comprehension test.

  • Umbutho wabantu

    President Mugabe has won …lets move on

  • Umbutho wabantu

    The people have spoken

  • Butsu Mutandarika

    AH! Kana mukazorora henyu GUSHUNGO vana tinotenda…..tanga totya kuti nyika yaenda.

  • Zimbo1

    I am happy to be a Zimbabwean, we’re peaceful, educated and democratic hameno havo vanoswera vachitamba pafacebook newhatsapp vachiziva kuti they are supposed to study for exams, when they fail they blame the school, teachers blah blah blah aaa chii ichocho, for how long did MDC-all known that one day the elections are coming? but they chose to ignore this day and did not bother to prepare in advance like Zanu-pf which by last year was already calling for elections. For 4 good years MDC didn’t try to seriously deal with the issues that they now cry of because they were busy sabotaging Zanu-pf and playing hide and seek, now you have been beaten hands down mavekuchema, manje hameno wamunochemera because the nation is tired of your hogwash, you even failed to combine your weakness and form an alliance worth talking of as an opposition so tuff-luck and wish you the best next time when you are serious, many Zimbabweans are actually disappointed by your dumbness as they expected a lot from your well sponsored political organizations.