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Students reject call for elections
National Students Union (ZINASU)
May 20, 2011
National Students Union (ZINASU) rejects the call to have national
elections this year. The calls being made by ZANU are not reflective
of a nation that is intended to go through a democratic transition;
rather these are calls by people motivated by individual political
gains and Zimbabwe can not be held hostage by the interests of such
a minority few .
of the previous elections in particular the 2008
elections have left the people of this country widows, homeless,
injured, displaced, traumatized and haunted courtesy of a party
ironically at the center of this wanton call for elections. To allow
Zimbabwe to go for any plebiscite under the same environment is
tantamount to surrendering and usurping the sovereignty of a nation.
The allegations of deployment of military personnel in the rural
areas of Zimbabwe can never indicate a free and fair plebiscite.
The recent surge in political violence serves to indicate the horrors
set to confront the nation if elections are held under such unreformed
never be allowed to go through an election of any sort without fully
implementing the dictates of the current government
of national unity and the adoption of certain reforms. It must
be known that the country's security department just like
the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation are public institutions designed
to be loyal not to a particularly political grouping 'but
to the broad people of Zimbabwe. It is thus against the sincerity
and purpose of taking the oath of service and a deliberate violation
of the Zimbabwean constitution to participate in acts of torture,
maim or kill citizens for making a political choice.
deserve to be described free and fair for so long as it has been
conducted in an environment filled with legislative hindrances such
or the University Ordinance 30. With the harassment of journalists
still rampant, the detention of the CNN personnel as a latest incident
informs the Zimbabwean student's decision to reject elections
not just this year but any other time without the implementation
of key democratic reforms. ZANU was defeated
in 2008; it was only the Global
Political Agreement that gave them a new lease of political
life, and it is thus imperative and logical for such a defeated
party to honor the institutions that accommodated them after rejection
and a free lesson to ZANU that power is derived from the will of
the power who remains its custodians hence no party or system is
immune to rejection.
not be in complicity with such a ploy of human carnage the and,
just like the June 27 run-off, the students shall not recognize
nor participate in any such plebiscite that is mastered and designed
to subvert the will of the people.
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