SADC final report dismissed

via MDC-T rubbishes SADC final report | The Zimbabwean by Farai Mabeza

MDC-T has dismissed as inaccurate and unscientific the report released by the Southern Africa Development Community endorsing the July 31 elections.

In a statement released in Harare on Monday, the SADC Election Observation Mission described the elections as free and credible but would still not comment on the polls’ fairness.

The party released a statement on Monday saying the stance taken by the regional body defied logic.

“It defies any logic that the report raises quite some disturbing issues with regards to process and handling of the just ended election and still continues to declare the outcome as credible,” MDC said in its statement.

“The MDC notes with grave concern the report’s failure to properly put into context the enormity and magnitude of the problem presented by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s failure to avail the voters roll to candidates on time,” the party said.

MDC-T’s presidential candidate in the elections, Morgan Tsvangirai, garnered 34 percent of the vote while Zanu (PF)’s Robert Mugabe received 61 percent, according to the results released by ZEC.

MDC-T, in the statement, said SADC the report failed to address a number of issues which the party felt affected the conduct of the elections.

“The report which is also silent on many other irregularities such as chaotic voter registration, shambolic special vote exercise, fake voter slips, bussing of voters, high number of assisted voters, is to all intent and purpose, highly fictitious, totally inaccurate and incredibly unscientific,” MDC said.

MDC-T said the regional body’s refusal to condemn the elections had let Zimbabweans down.

“It is clear that the people’s vote was stolen and SADC has once again let the people of Zimbabwe down by failing to condemn the rigging which took place,” MDC-T said.

 

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    terry 7 years ago

    I agree with the MDC. Raciocination is evidently not something that comes naturally the the Sadc observer mission. Shame on them.

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    Anold Anderson 7 years ago

    Whether believing the SADC
    Or not the MDCs has to blame themselves because they are not ready to rule so let them be quite and die a slowly death.

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      munzwa 7 years ago

      and zanu can!!?

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      Kevin Watson 7 years ago

      All Zanu PF are ready for is to loot what is left of the economy they have done their best to ruin and has given rise to 3 million economic refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries.

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    kiddnile 7 years ago

    Sadc final fiction report indeed-with such leadership no wonder Africa is & will be where it is- a dark continent-far poorer & distress ed than during colonialism !!!

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    Democracy wisher 7 years ago

    SADC IS A TOTAL DISGRACE,SOUTHERN AFRICA DICTATORS COUNCIL!!!U FAILED TO RELEASE THE REPORT IN TIME TO HELL WITH SADC….

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    Sadc is a total waste of time and money. They do nothing but pander to each members corruption. With one exception they are nothing better than families in a criminal enterprise, not unlike the mafia families. Nowhere in Africa to find fairness, adherence to the will of populations or justice. Little wonder the Chinese rub their hands in delight.

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    Patriot 7 years ago

    The Sadc aerial view of Zim elections was the best of Sadc’s ground observations, uninfluenced by the ‘mysteriously mum’ opposition! Does Africa really need political spectacles for correct election observation and report. 500 plus African obsevers! All exposed to perfectly credible Zim elections circus! The expression credible is now meaningless in African context in the absence of sufficient knowledge about the impressed being. African shame!

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    Greyhora 7 years ago

    The largest observer mission (ZESN with 7000 personnel on the ground) has raised serious issues with regards the elections and actually rubbished them as having disenfranchised over i million voters. Yet nobody, even SADC (Who had just 60 personnel) seems to be taking their report with any seriousness!! SADC has let Zimbabwe down once again, and with that, the whole of Africa, looking to SADC for leadership on Zimbabwe, has also been let down.

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      Stadoh 7 years ago

      you are dead right Hora! ZESN was more on the ground and is more credible than all this tresh!

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      Stadoh 7 years ago

      I concur with you in totality!

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      Kevin Watson 7 years ago

      Not only have SADC let Zimbabweans down but have destroyed what little credibility they had.

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      nhirab1 7 years ago

      I was a supervisor under ZESN where I supervised MUGABE and ZANU PF WON THE ELECTION FREELLY, FAIRLY AND CREDIBLY, so don’t just say 7000 personnel on the ground ask us we will tell u mudara akahwina guys taivepo. Morgen we told him kuti shamwari you ur defeated. what zesn the organization is saying is deferent from what we [the 7000 personnel] is saying. Its deferent. WHAT ZESN HAS PUT ON THE NOTICEBOARD IS NOT WHAT THE 7000 PERSONNEL IS SAYING, WE UR BEING USED BY THIS SHAMEFULL ORGANISATION . THE TRUTH THAT WE WITNESSED IS EVEN IF WE GO FOR ELECTIONS RIGHT NOW TSVANGIRAI WILL NOT GET A SINGLE VOTE .ZANU PF AND ZIMBABWE ARE INSEPAREBLE.FACT.

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    joseph 7 years ago

    MDC must find a way forward and stop mourning about something which they don’t and will never have.Who said politics is a fair game? Who is that lier,is it Obama,is it Cameroon? Well for your own information these are masters of deceiption,check New World Order (illuminati) and see what these guys are aiming at, you will be sorry and ashamed.Dear Mr Tsvangirai there is something that African leaders have seen and they are collectivelly fighting against it therefore you are on your own until you join them.

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    Realist 7 years ago

    Yaa, sounds like Joseph Chinotimba (only difference is that this one can write…)

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    mbatatisi 7 years ago

    Which people of Zimbabwe were let down? Only the MDC supporters who are in the minority of course.Illegal Sanctions from EU and ZIDERA from the USA are letting the people of Zimbabwe down. My family will continue to Vote ZANU PF as long as the Sanctions are in place.

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    Zimbali 7 years ago

    President Ian Khama the only honest leader in the region, take a bow.

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    Africans shooting themsleves in the foot.

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    I feel ashamed to be a citizen of this regional body of crooks,cheats and worse bt tell u what,as long as God is there they will account for their sins one day not long to come

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    Radical 7 years ago

    @ Mbatatisi unakwana iwe!! Illegal sanctions kudii kwaunoziva? Masanctions ndiwo ari kutadzisa makanzuru kupa vanhu mvura yakachena mumarokesheni? What have sanctions to do w all the collapsed service deliveries? Sanctions are targeted on individual Zanu thieves saka usada kuvhiringidza vanhu uchibvotomoka saMugabe twusina maturo!!

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    Mabhora Mugedhe 7 years ago

    Can someone explain to me what is meant by credible. I thought the credibility of results is centred on freeness & fairness of the process. I thought its a combination of the two. How can SADC say its credible when its not fair? Free-YES, Fair-NO therefore NOT CREDIBLE.

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    Collin Mackenzie 7 years ago

    MDC lost fair and Square
    People don’t believe them they become very rude and arrogant people.
    British folks were posting title deeds of websites saying that come August they are taking the land back and that was promised to them by Morgan.

    MDC personal forget that the UK based British imperialistic minded people are the minority in Zimbabwe and they are not the rightful owners of Zimbabwe that they have held Zimbabwe to ramsam in the name of farming and not mining which is key and core.

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    muchoni 7 years ago

    SADC; STEALING ADVICERS DEALING in COORDINATION

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    Zvichapera 7 years ago

    When Zimbabwe is finally ruled by its people we should leave SADC. We do not belong with zombies!!

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    VaChigabaziso 7 years ago

    It is regrettable that SADC cannot give conclusions that tally with the content of their report. It is inconceivable to understand that after highlighting all glaring anomalies they conclude that the elections were fair and free. Maybe they need to have done research methods and be able to come up with credible conclusions. Anybody you meet in Zimbabwe who genuinely participated in the polls will tell you that the results do not reflect the will of the people of Zimbabwe. Even ZANU itself was surprised that they got this result. SADC has shown that they work with corrupt leaders and will support corrupt leaders or are scared of Matibiri.

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    Pachokwadi 7 years ago

    Sadc is not meant for every body who resides in the sadc region. Sadc is there for the leaders inthe region to protect one another and retain power at what ever coast.

    We can’t depend on sadc to bring us any good as citizens of the rigion. Sadic is for the few elect and not for us. When they say Zimbabwe they refering to Mugabe, Malawi, Joyce Banda, SA, Zuma etc. You are simple a subject and your voice is not head. Who are these leaders accountable
    To? To themselves not us. Whose agenda
    Do theu push? Theirs not ours of cause.

    In short Sadc is for heads of states not for citizens. They don’t care what the people think or how they feel. Their only mission is to assist each other in consolidating
    Their hold on their subjects(us) by protecting and imposing
    Each other on us.

    Their time shall pass. The truth shall always prevail. You lie, cheat, or steal and rigg elections, but we will always see and know it. We will always know how Mugabe stole the elections and will sure pass it to our childre and their children. History books will tell how Mugabe and Sadc where all frauds.

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    Zvikaramba Toedzazvimwe 7 years ago

    Sadc is a bulk of incompetent people who are helping to erode and undermine the will of people in southern Africa , they just like donkies with blinkers that they can’t see things around. Esp Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma want to ruin zimbabwe so that south Africa will benefit from this . The acted unfaithfuly when they were mediating the zimbabwe issue for more than 10years . They wanted to make sure zimbabwe is on its knees so that south Africa become s the sole supplier of finished goods and gmo agricultural products to the whole of southern Africa. Can you imagine a simple bottle of vaseline is being done in south Africa, you can check it for ref what i mean whilst in zimbabwe we were suppose to produce it . Mbeki and zuma denied the will of the people of zimbabwe by lying to the world about what is happening in zimbabwe . We are forced to like the mugabe the foreign mountain baboon to rule us . We never voted him , we don’t like him . South Africa is enjoying and benefiting from mugabe’s misrule and his policies that are ruining our country. Down with mbeki , down with zuma and mugabe the heartless men.