MDC-T Plans Poster Campaign Against Mugabe Vote win

via [FFZE] MDC-T Plans Poster Campaign Against Mugabe Vote win By Nicollete Zulu in Bulawayo

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-T party, landslide loser of last month’s general election, plans to plaster the country with posters to back up its claim that President Robert Mugabe stole the vote in an effort to rally support for a re-run, a senior party official told FFZE on Wednesday.

Douglas Mwonzora, MDC-T spokesman, said the party will also distribute copies of the election fraud dossier that it plans to hand to leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) during its upcoming regional summit in Malawi.

The MDC-T’s leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has denounced the ZANU-PF victory in the July 31 election as fraudulent and applied to the Constitutional Court for a re-run. The party believes that distributing fliers and copies of its fraud dossier will win the support of ordinary Zimbabweans for its re-run call.

“We are printing shorter versions of the dossiers for all Zimbabweans to access them. We are also making flyers and posters to distribute to millions of Zimbabweans whose votes were stolen. They deserve to know what was done and what should be done to reverse this fraud,” Mr Mwonzora said.

Police continue to maintain a heavy presence across the country and have warned against any street marches and demonstrations to protest the election outcome.

Mr Mugabe’s party won 61 percent of the vote, to MDC-T’s 34 percent, giving it a two-thirds majority in the 210-seat parliament for virtual rule by decree. The 89-year-old leader has dismissed Mr Tsvangirai’s accusations, and in a speech on Monday said his opponents should “go hang” if they do not accept his victory.

A 20-page MDC-T dossier contains evidence of irregularities that Mr Tsvangirai argues resulted in Mr Mugabe and ZANU-PF stealing their way to victory, Mr Mwonzora said. These include use of fake ballots papers, manipulation of the voters’ roll, and the turning away of up to a million voters mostly in urban areas where MDC-T support is strongest.

The party’s secretary general, Tendai Biti, said on Wednesday that the dossier also shows how hundreds of Congolese and Sudanese refugees at Tongogara Refugee Camp in Chipinge, as well as Mozambican nationals, were taken to polling stations to vote for ZANU-PF.

“In Harare East we had 6,000 or so new people registered in Chikurubi, but we were denied access of verifying physically the authenticity of these new voters. In some of our affidavits, it is clear that some of the imported persons were from refugees camps or even Mozambique,” Mr Biti told FFZE.

Mr Mugabe on Tuesday promised to act on his populist election promises to cancel electricity and water bills for ordinary Zimbabweans and to increase civil servants’ salaries and allowances for war veterans – pledges that analysts said are unplanned and will further strain the struggling economy.

COMMENTS

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    Qiniso 7 years ago

    MDC is chasing its shadow. SADC and OAU have spoken and its a waste of time and resources.

    -Where was the MDC intelligence before the elections?

    -Why didn’t it expose those refuges before the elections?

    -MDC has been in Govt close to 5 years and it had no actionable intelligence at all. It should easily have tipped the press to go Tongogara Refugee Camp and investigate the possibilities of those refuges voting and it would have made a big story provided its true…Yes before the elections but now its just smoke. You have to attack not to defend all the time.

    -We don’t want the Egyptian fiasco in Harare. Its not worth it. Give up guys and start rebuilding. You have to admit that you were caught napping,busy chasing women instead of strategizing.

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      Haruna 7 years ago

      Speak for yourself. Do not say “we” for we are not part of you.

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        Qiniso 7 years ago

        “We” means the people baHaruna and people don’t brother killing brother…do you?

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      Ephraim Hove 7 years ago

      the deeed happened on election day and it was not anticipated. MDC intelligence personel were not there they were all locked up in jails around the country for holding unsanctioned meetings. We want the Egyptian fiasco, let it come, that solves everything and we start friom scratch. Moza started from scratch and look at where they are now. MDC called off the elections on election day and you cannot call that napping. their call was not adhered to and the elections contnued, MDC had no power to stop the elections but called for it to stop.
      SO WHATS YOUR PROBLEM QINISO

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        Qiniso 7 years ago

        Oh please! MDC claims it has grass roots support and that’s where the intelligence comes from. C’mon Ephraim, you’re damn smarter than that. Do you really want the Egyptian fiasco? 2k dead, of course it depends which paper one is reading and you think that’s the way zimbos should go?
        I am not sure which Moza you’re talking about. What I know about Moza is that Zim destroyed Dhlakama and he ended up accepting frelimo and worked together for the better of their country.
        The history of MDC is full of boycotts. 2008 people were prepared to die for Tsvangison and what did he do…the familiar song dating back to 2002, Boycott.

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      Morris 7 years ago

      I suppose you are a supporter of Zanu Pf. I am not a supporter of any party just a Zimbabwean, now in exile. The MDC were calling for reforms, they talked of possible rigging before the election and they pointed to a lot of irregularities already at play then. Zanu Pf people (supporters and officials) responded by saying MDC’s are afraid of elections. Now you are saying they were supposed to raise it before. I say they did, it there in black and white. Your insulation that MDC’s should just move on is sad to say the least. This is about how we as Zimbabweans want our rulers to be elevated to office. If we allow rulers to rig elections and just move on, we will be creating a crisis that even our grand children will have to deal with. It is a sad culture.

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        Qiniso 7 years ago

        I am not a Zanu pf surrogate Morris. I wanted zanu pf out of power as well as you did. MDC had 5 years to prepare for the elections, mobilize people, but what did they do…nothing, nada

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    Hango Yapalala 7 years ago

    WASTE OF RESOURCES! THE MONSTER IS SLIPPERY!

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    imvi dzechembere 7 years ago

    Qiniso taura hako, MDC-T are fire fighters all the time. Idi MDC- T CHINJAI MAITIRO MAITIRO ENYU CHINJAI!! Motangazve kutambisa maresources nekuda kuprinter zvakaonekwa nemunhu wose kuti pakabirwa apa. Kana mapa vanhu zvozodii? Lets not misfire once more,lets have our energies on party structures. As l write our contenders have vigorously started on structures already. Hatidi vanozochema mangwana nekuti munemge madya manonoko. I also need to remind the MDC-T intelligence dpt.to be on the ground and in its sober mood.

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    stop day dreaming MDC,wake up and change your approach to Zim Polticis otherwise you are digging your own grave,sheer waste of resources because those posters/pamphlets will not lead to an Egyptian style…instead focus on preparing for 2018..use that money to start projects in rural areas….

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      Morris 7 years ago

      It is actually a very good strategy. Inform the people what happen. It may not lead to protests but it will be a very good way to let everyone know that Zanu Pf’s legitimacy is at least very minimal. Politically that a strong negative testament against a sitting government. This is how Muzorewa’s government suffered; lack of acceptance due to legitimacy deficit.

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    ChabeChabe 7 years ago

    Once beaten, twice shy. Seri kweguva hakuna munamato.”Ngatirege kupisa musha”. Accept the fraud machinja. We were defrauded of our votes – period.

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    Life is never fair,so lets not contribute to the problem but lets find amicable solution.We don’t want any Egypt situation in our country its better to find other solution.NO TO UPRISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Mashinga P 7 years ago

    So you guys you didnt want the 6000 new voters to register in Harare East. Is it not their constitutional right to register to vote from any residential address of residence. ZANU PF intially insisted on proof of residence and MDC -T said their members were being victimised because they are lodgers. So if Harare East had 6000 Aliens who wanted to vote for the first time is that wrong. By the way did any one vote twice. Did dead bodies vote? Did the 100 year old vote. Those with two IDs, did they vote twice. If I may ask, how many in your family have more than 1 birth record. But can they use both records, can they vote twice.

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    Morris 7 years ago

    Sadly, an uprising will eventually visit us; not as a result of MDC’s push but because oppression is so painful that at some point part of the population will take the oppressors on.

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      Of course, a revolution will eventually take place. The revolution will be from an unlikely source. The MDC will not lead such a revolution, but will benefit from it. In SA, after having mastered all the activities of the apatheid region being born by apatheid and fed and grown in stature and being its son, a boer called FW de Klerk wanted to be remembered for something different fron his forefathers and grand parents, led a silent revolution. He released Nelson Mandela and unbanned the likes of the ANC, PAC, Azapo and the lots. The rest is history. In the USSR, Micael Gobachev thought to change the way this massive country worked, events overtook him and we are today living in a different world. China has changed the way it does things even though it is still led by communists leaders without any coup or what ever chinese people today are living in a different world. You may say nothing has changed in China, but I have been then before and been there now. Things are no longer the same. A revolution is unavaidable when the time comes. It tends to be unstopable. This is what will happen in Zimbabwe. A very unexpected source will free the nation. The only issue is that such a revolution takes a long time. But watch the space.