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Zanu PF’s pull out of JOMIC thoughtless
for Democratic Change
The MDC notes
with great concern the decision by Zanu-PF to pull out of the Joint
Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC), a body that was
created by the Global
Political Agreement (GPA) to monitor the implementation of key
political processes by the inclusive
challenges, JOMIC has been playing an important role of receiving
reports and complaints in respect of issues related to the implementation,
enforcement and execution of the GPA and the relative peace and
tranquillity that Zimbabweans have enjoyed in the last few years
was largely a result of JOMIC’s sterling work.
The MDC would
like to state categorically that the life of JOMIC ends with that
of the inclusive government.
JOMIC has a
strategic plan to monitor the coming elections to ensure that they
are held under conditions of freeness and fairness.
The real reason
why Zanu-PF is pulling out of JOMIC is that it wants a chaotic election
as it fears losing in a credible one.
Its claim that
it is pulling out because JOMIC has been abused by the MDC for political
purposes is a laughable ruse to hoodwink Zimbabwean citizens. It
is very clear that Zanu-PF’s withdrawal is part of the ‘chaos
faction’s ploy to disengage from all platforms of negotiation
with the MDC as a precursor to the intensification of violence and
of chaos in Zanu-PF are in panic mode and they fear that rigging
the July election is going to be a mammoth task, hence the chaos
that they unleashed
during the Special Voting process.
They have become
so scared of the election that they are now seeing shadows all over
Mugabe’s infantile hallucinations and scurrilous claims that
the MDC had petitioned the African Union (AU) to convene a summit
on Zimbabwean elections, something that never happened.
African Development Community (SADC), which is playing an important
mediation role in Zimbabwe, has acknowledged the important work
that JOMIC is doing and has called for the strengthening of JOMIC’s
When SADC dispatched
its officials to work with JOMIC, Zanu-PF cried foul and made flimsy
claims that SADC was interfering.
How can Zanu-PF
accuse SADC of interfering in Zimbabwe when it is common cause that
the GPA and the inclusive government are products of SADC facilitation?
Such disingenuousness is unacceptable to Zimbabweans.
In spite of
all this, the MDC is aware that the people of Zimbabwe are committed
to a peaceful election that produces a government of their choice.
They have persevered in the face of oppression and repression by
Zanu-PF and come July 31 they will get their moment of a peaceful
revenge through the ballot box.
We call upon
SADC, the AU and the UN, as guarantors of the GPA, to rein in Zanu-PF
and ensure that JOMIC continues to play its important role of monitoring
the political processes in Zimbabwe until a legitimate government
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