01-12-18 by Spotlight Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe elections are coming sooner than most people expect- Charamba

Mnangagwa's Goebbels


Information secretary and President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesman George Charamba has refuted reports by exiled former Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo that the government is seeking to postpone elections saying that the elections will be held sooner than most people expect.

Jonathan Moyo told the British Broadcasting Corporation that when Mnangagwa visited Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai last week, he was not concerned about his health but wanted to negotiate postponing elections by three years because Mnangagwa and his administration are afraid to hold elections.

Charamba said Moyo’s fall from the zenith of power to nothingness was causing him psychological problems.

How could Moyo, who was not even in the country and had abandoned his family, know about what was happening in the country ore than those who were in the country.

Charamba said Mnangagwa’s visit to Tsvangirai was due to his genuine concern about Tsvangirai’s health because he was really not feeling well.

He said the visit to Tsvangirai was also aimed at reducing that state of polarisation in the country, “that state of tension in the country which needs us to redirect our energy to turning around the country”.

Legal watchdog Veritas Zimbabwe says that under the new constitution Zimbabwe can only have elections between 23 July and 21 August next year.


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  • Zanu PF has promised free, fair and credible elections and yet has done nothing to implement the democratic reforms, without which it is IMPOSSIBLE to have free elections. Indeed, Zanu PF’s well-funded vote rigging juggernaut has continued to gather pace, it was totally unaffected by the November coup. On Saturday President Mnangagwa was dishing out the twin cab Isuzu trucks his predecessor had promised the Chiefs, a well established Zanu PF routine of bribing traditional leaders who, in return, will harass and threaten povo, forcing them to vote for Zanu PF.

    The people of Zimbabwe were so glad just to see the back of Mugabe they hugged Mnangagwa, Chiwenga and the rest of the coup plotters; forgetting or forgiving or both that these are the thugs who had imposed Mugabe on the nation and kept him in power all these years. Some people were already talking about giving President Mnangagwa a chance, to prove he was not a different man from the corrupt, vote rigging and murderous tyrant Mugabe.

    Everything Mnangagwa has done in the last two months has pointed to one thing – that Mnangagwa and his regimes are seasoned thugs. The evidence is piling up and the people of Zimbabwe will soon know it is folly to pretend Mnangagwa was an innocent, honest and decent man who was for 37 years under the spell of the evil Mugabe. People will know the coming elections will not be about giving President Mnangagwa a chance to prove him but rather about stopping the regime entrenching himself into power.

    The last thing we want is to allow Zanu PF to get back into power with all its vote rigging powers intact because Mnangagwa and company will use these powers to entrench themselves just as they have done these last 38 years. The nation has had to wait 37 years plus a coup to finally get rid of Mugabe.

    We should have got rid of the whole Zanu PF cabal and can still do so by insisting on implementing the reforms before holding the elections. Mnangagwa is blatantly refusing to implement reforms for no other reason than to keep Zanu PF’s undemocratic strangle hold on power. It is imperative that we do not allow him to get away with it!