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to present “new dossier” on Zanu PF rigging
Karimakwenda, SW Radio Africa
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The MDC-T has
revealed that they will soon be approaching African leaders and
organizations who endorsed the
July 31st elections as credible, with a new detailed dossier
of how the election was rigged.
Douglas Mwonzora confirmed the existence of the new dossier to SW
Radio Africa, saying they had received more detailed and highly
confidential information from sources that were close to the alleged
Some of the
detail from the 54-page dossier, titled “The Zimbabwe 2013
Election: Rigging Report”, were published in The Standard
newspaper this weekend, but the actual document is yet to be released
to the general public and has not yet been presented to other African
With the MDC-T
having already lost their Constitutional Court case challenging
the Presidential election results, it is not clear just what the
party hopes to achieve by presenting the document to African leaders
and key organisations, which accepted the poll as credible and congratulated
Robert Mugabe on his victory.
Lameck Mahachi strongly criticized the MDC-T, saying they are wasting
more time by presenting a new dossier on the rigging, two months
after the election, and while serving as part of the new government.
not worth pursuing at all. Time is gone and there is no need to
do anything now more on the rigging now. The MDC-T are even part
of parliament. They have been sworn in. The AU has congratulated
Mugabe and whatever evidence they may bring now, absolutely nothing
will happen,” Mahachi explained.
He added: “They
are always one step behind Mugabe and they need to forget everything
about that election, which they went into without any reforms being
implemented, and start thinking about what to do next.”
the dossier might serve a good purpose only for the sake of “record
keeping” and documenting how Zanu-PF stole the election.
The Standard, the dossier claims Mugabe himself met with Nikuv Projects
(the key groups said to be behind the rigging) chief executive officer,
Emmanuel Antebion on June 20th last year and again on July 30th
this year for “briefings and payments arrangements for the
secret services” that the company provided.
Command” of government ministers is alleged to have taken
charge of the operation, including fundraising for the $100 million
that was required to pay for the rigging.
The dossier claims that “local organisations, individuals,
and structures within the state’s security sector” ran
the operation using their vast technical expertise and that other
support was provided by “foreign individuals and groups”.
It also claims
that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and chairperson Justice
Rita Makarau were reduced to being mere bystanders in the election,
“playing a rubber stamping role as a secret structure of military
and intelligence officials directed and controlled everything”.
not dismiss the validity of any claims made by the MDC-T in the
new dossier, but he questioned the usefulness of presenting it now
and insisted that no reversal of fortunes would visit them, no matter
how much evidence they present.
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