MDC-T challenges Mnangagwa to dump partisanship

MDC-T youth leader Happymore Chidziva has challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa not to be influenced by partisanship when selecting the new Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson, saying next year’s elections should be held in a credible manner.

BY OBEY MANAYITI

Chidziva said for long, elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by bias, as the electoral mother body allowed itself to take sides in the management of the polls.

Mnangagwa is expected to replace former Zec chairperson Justice Rita Makarau, who left in a huff early this month after “voluntarily” stepping down a few months before the elections.

“We want a competent person to replace Justice Rita Makarau as Zec chairperson. We believe for this country to move forward, we just need our citizens to be allowed to choose for themselves how they want to be led,” Chidziva said.

“We are a democracy and all the principles of a democracy must be followed and if that happens, we will not have to go the extra mile in trying to defend the vote.

“However, we know the kind of people we are dealing with and this is why we are pushing for certain electoral reforms to be implemented, so that we have a level playing field.

“Zimbabweans must go to these polls freely, knowing that the youths of this country will do everything possible to ensure that elections are violence-free. The same message goes to the traditional leadership, security services and all Zimbabweans in general.”

The MDC-T youth boss said as they go into the campaigning period, youths should not be used to perpetrate acts of violence against fellow Zimbabweans.

He said they would be on the lookout for any rigging plots and were ready to expose all malpractices that could potentially endanger credible elections.

“Should Zanu PF refuse to leave, Zimbabweans will drive them out. We drove Mugabe the person out and we will also do the same to Mugabeism. We are a peaceful nation, but we are also people who want our rights to be respected. We will fill the streets with masses and make the nation ungovernable. We will never be victims of electoral manipulation again, not in our time.”


Chidziva said in 2017, MDC-T youths played a critical role in voter education and mobilisation, ahead of and during the biometric voter registration process exercise.

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9 Comments

  1. The usual MDC Faaaarting

  2. pamberi ne MDC T. Takuda kuvota tibvise hurumende yeudzvanyiriri iyo.

  3. its obvious the MDC alliance will be in power come next elections

  4. Well said mr youth leader hope the president will be sober enough to give a good replacement for Makarau and i definitely feel he will so that wen we trounce you MDC united ,sorry alliance u will have nowhere to run.Thats the way to go young man to use the channels in your country kwete madhara ako anomhanya ku America hanzi zanu inoda kuti rova next year.kkkk

  5. Hahahaha aho zviroto zviroto ukaona Mdc yotonga nyika ino muka ubike doro. Ngwena is goin to surprise u all with a landslide victory dzikamai henyu opposition parties….

  6. Comment…pamberi ne zanu . we are a victory party and the mdc knows that we have african solutions for african problems we dnt run to america when things dont go as axpected sezvamakaita vana biti . it shows kuti hamuna ma ideas enyu mega enyika u borrow ideas

  7. CHIMURENGA HATISATI TAGUTA

    Democracy is not understood by many Africans and particularly Zimbabweans and its so called politicians,i think many thinks its “DEMO” and ignore the “CRACY”,Hence we use our political affiliation when talking about democracy which is very dangerous.Its high time we approach national issues and democracy with clear minds for a better Zimbabwe not a political party and certain individuals. What is good is good and what is bad is bad irregardless of political affiliation

  8. I WONDER WHY MANY YOUTHS SHOULD BELIEVE IN ZANU PF WHEN THE COUNTRY HAS NOTHING TO GIVE AWAY.WE WANT BETTER LIVES AND IF NOT SO BELIEVE ME YOU,WE ARE SLOWLY TURNING INTO MOSLEM MINDEDE PEOPLE,VERY SOON WE WILL BE INVENTING OUR OWN BOMBS IN OUR HOUSES AND EVERY HOMESTEAD WILL BE IN POSSESION OF MORE THAN 5 GUNS

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