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PF tears into Madhuku, MDC
September 28, 2013
Mugabe’s Zanu-PF has poured scorn on National
Constitutional Assembly (NCA) chairman Lovemore Madhuku’s
bid to form a new opposition political party, saying his project
NCA holds its long overdue congress today where the University
of Zimbabwe law lecturer will officially step down and subsequently
launch his political party which the law professor says will be
Zanu-PF junior spokesperson, tore into Madhuku on Thursday evening
during a public seminar held in Harare, declaring that the constitutional
law expert was wasting his time trying to form a useless party.
that Madhuku wants to quit NCA to form his own party. We ask the
Lord to bless him in his endeavours. But everybody knows that the
Madhuku party will not bring anything new,” Maziwisa said.
is an attempt to hoodwink Zimbabweans and it will fail because the
people are intelligent. Some parties have been formed in the past
to deceive Zimbabweans and they have failed. Madhuku is no exception.
His project is irrelevant and therefore it is doomed.
be known to Madhuku that Zanu-PF remains the only people’s
party and we will continue to win elections and govern for a very,
very long time to come.”
The attack on
Madhuku came as a surprise as the constitutional law expert has
been singing from the Zanu-PF hymn book.
During the build
up to the harmonised elections, Madhuku was seen as ingratiating
himself with Zanu-PF, proffering legal opinions in the press to
Zanu-PF in disputes between the liberation party and the MDC.
comment, Madhuku told the Daily News: “We have taken note
of his comments. We acknowledge that everyone, including Maziwisa,
is entitled to his opinion. As to whether the party will fail or
succeed, let us wait and see.”
to divulge information on his imminent resignation from NCA and
his new party.
The party is
expected to be fully-fledged by December this year.
railed against the main opposition MDC, which he claimed faced a
bleak future with Morgan Tsvangirai as the leader.
of MDC hangs in the balance with Tsvangirai at the helm,”
of a leader is fundamental to the success of a political establishment.
I am very sorry to say as long as Tsvangirai is the leader of MDC,
the party will remain irrelevant. Tsvangirai is clueless and an
immoral leader who thinks that we need a white person in Zimbabwe
Tsvangirai’s spokesperson has said since
the July 31 vote, there have been two national council meetings
of the MDC reaffirming that the organs of the party still have faith
in his leadership.
the worrying development is that the debate is no longer taking
place in the MDC,” Tamborinyoka said.
now taking place in Zanu-PF where a fund has been created to destabilise
and decimate the MDC; to decimate the character and person of Morgan
to start with the ceaseless attacks on his person and his marriage,
the huge payouts to MDC councillors to vote against their party;
and now the sinister plot outside of the MDC structures and platforms,
which plot is to the effect that Tsvangirai must be removed from
the body politic at all costs.
ranges in nature from a sponsored coup to the murky and ghastly
form of ‘removal’ that only Zanu-PF can muster. Zanu-PF
cannot discuss and plot around an MDC issue more than the MDC structures
themselves. Surely, the Devil cannot be allowed to discuss the need
for leadership renewal in Heaven.”
the MDC should stop complaining about vote rigging.
not about Nikuv or what, but it’s about MDC policies which
failed to appeal to the people,” Maziwisa said.
MDC was talking about job creation, Zanu-PF what was talking of
empowerment through indigenisation. The better team won and the
MDC should accept that they were rejected by the people.”
Douglas Mwonzora - who was also a panellist - quickly rubbished
Maziwisa and said Tsvangirai was not going to step down.
the military rigged elections for Zanu-PF and claimed his party
had evidence proving this.
that his party will bounce back in 2018.
1999, we have been having a boom and slump cycle,” Mwonzora
we had 57 seats in Parliament,
in 2005 we had 41 seats and in 2008 we bounced
back with 121 seats. Now at our lowest we have 91 seats. In
2018, we are definitely going to come back and win the elections.”
an analyst who was also a panellist at the discussion forum, said
opposition parties remained
relevant but they needed to re-strategise if they are ever to
dislodge Zanu-PF from power.
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