Editorial Comment: Tsvangirai, Mujuru stand put on notice

09 Oct, 2015 - 00:10 0 Views
Editorial Comment: Tsvangirai, Mujuru stand put on notice Joice Mujuru

The Herald

THE fact that Western-funded political research think-tanks have conducted surveys that repeatedly found that President Mugabe and Zanu-PF enjoy unparalleled popularity countrywide should put paid to the opposition’s infantile claims of poll rigging and alleged closure of democratic space.

Local and continental research think-tanks such as Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI), and Afrobarometer, have conducted surveys that vindicate Zanu-PF as a people-centred revolutionary party.

The US-based Freedom House and pro-MDC-T Zimbabwe Vigil in the United Kingdom, have also produced reports vindicating Zanu-PF’s popularity.

The latest MPOI results revealing that the majority of Zimbabweans have faith in President Mugabe and Zanu-PF and that if elections were to be held today, the revolutionary party would resoundingly win, are a case in point.

Zimbabweans have spoken loud and clear.

It’s history for opposition political parties, including Dr Joice Mujuru’s outfit, People First.

The message from the survey results is Zimbabweans, no matter the severity of Western-induced pestilence, say no to Western political projects.

Zimbabweans would rather die on their feet than live on their knees.

The survey results are also testimony that all opposition parties in Zimbabwe’s body politic are perennial bridesmaids , Zanu-PF is the queen of the show.

The surveys show that Zanu-PF will remain the custodian of this country’s heritage.

The meddlesome Western countries should swallow humble pie because for the past 15 years, they have been flogging dead horses.

It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee.

The people have spoken and shall continue to speak against Western-backed opposition parties.

The message should go to reactionaries like Dr Mujuru that Zimbabweans are not ready to be sacrificed on the altar of political expediency.

The writing on the wall is very clear.

For those Zanu-PF officials who thought Dr Mujuru might one day take over from President Mugabe and Zanu-PF, the MPOI results should be a clear warning.

In the MPOI survey, independently conducted among Zimbabweans in the country’s 10 provinces, it was found that the majority of adult Zimbabweans have the highest regard for President Mugabe.

The President scored 71 percent for hardworking, qualified to govern (63 percent), honest (60 percent), peace-loving (72 percent) and 64 percent for caring for the people.

Mr Tsvangirai: On hardworking, he scored 49 percent, qualified to govern (43 percent), honesty (35 percent) while on peace-loving and caring for the people he received 49 percent and 47 percent, respectively.

Dr Mujuru scored way below Mr Tsvangirai together with the likes of Professor Welshman Ncube (MDC), Prof Lovemore Madhuku (NCA), and Dr Dumiso Dabengwa (Zapu).

This means Zanu-PF commands huge support and respect among Zimbabweans and come 2018, history will repeat itself.

It is important to note that these surveys have been conducted by organisations that have nothing to do with Zanu-PF, but whose findings are scientific and can be reproduced by anyone employing the scientific method of enquiry.

That Zimbabwe is a democracy is not in question as the country was born out of a democratic process in 1980 ushered by a 14-year war of attrition that saw the black majority fight for the democratic rights that they have defended at the polls every five years to this day.

The election outcomes have always gone against the Western-sponsored MDC-T and its leader Morgan Tsvangirai whom the electorate find politically ugly by virtue of championing an agenda inimical to the founding values of the Zimbabwean state.

Dr Mujuru, who is singing from the MDC-T hymn book, should stand put on notice.

Political oblivion beckons.

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