Zanu-PF Primaries Day 2: The saga of electoral mismanagement continues!
What we have learned from two days of chaos, problems and issues internally within Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF). The state of the ruling party isn’t that strong, the ability to organize internal elections is not a good sign for the coming elections. Zanu-PF should feel humiliated and also get humble. Because they got big steps before the elections, if they want to deliver free and fair. Because they used state resources, they used methods of intimidation, the police, rowdy youths and others to create chaos. They didn’t have decent ballot boxes.
They used cardboard boxes for food or whatever, unsealed and ready vote in the elections. Therefore, who knows what could happen after within that tally and transmissions of these results will be put in questioned. No matter how trustworthy the Returning Officers or the Polling Officials are, because of the organization of it all. It can be put in jeopardy. The trust of the results, is not directly on the persons involved locally, but the system as a whole. Therefore, this is breaking the trust in the party, instead of making it stronger into the General Elections.
Zanu-PF should know how to do this, instead they are repeating 2013 and 2008. The Party just continue to play itself. Because they expect to get away with murder and no investigation of it. They expect that people will accept it and that the candidates are put-up for grabs in a farce, a side-show and the bingo competition compared to a real credible election. Even some candidates are missing on the ballots, meaning their part of the elections wasn’t there. They we’re put up to be elected, but on election day their nomination fell through. Clearly, there is rigging, looting and making sure the corrupt party stays corrupt. That is why the party uses state resources to hold these elections. No matter how un-serious and foolish it looks like!
This is not what the military would have anticipated when they could easily maybe change the central leadership, take out the Goblin and install President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Also been able to get the Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga. However, they have not taken out the rotten party system of cronyism, looting and desperation, that is lingering on. Long past the Mugabeisms have fled the scene. They are there and is visible in the cracks of a horrible internal elections. For someone following, it is a joyful occasion, even if its partly not.
Instead of showing progress, they are showing the same. Instead of building a party and showing the signs of improvement. They are showing more of the same, just adding a scarf and a militant VP. Like those can patch up the hurt. Also securing more fractions and internal squabbling ahead of the internal elections. Where accusations and rigging will be featured, where either G-40, Lacoste or whatever parts of the party will hinge on each other like wasps does sugar.
All of this isn’t shocking, but it’s disappointing that a party ruling for 37 years and onto its 38 are at this state. This careless, this ruthless and this blatant disregard for the people, the members and the ones they are supposed to represent. That is the visible sign from the Zanu-PF Central Committee should be is disarray and also disgusted by their own work. Unless, they are preoccupied with where to loot next and doesn’t look around.
ED Has My Vote Campaign, should hit a halt, the party should look into itself and if they want to be a serious contender with a fair elections later in the year. Then there needs miracles, because right now. The only thing this party is good at doing is planning military coups, not holding elections. Why do I say that, because its the President who has appointed the national Electoral Commission too. So that means same kind of cronies as internally in the party. That means the end-game might be same as seen the last two days. That is grim, that is dark and not a bright colorful masterpiece of perfect, however, its more cardboard and skirmishes. That is not an election, but a farce. Mnangagwa should shake his head and know he has pulled a Mugabe. Not a good look, unless he pulls his scarf around in it and squeeze, maybe then he would get another result. Peace.