Govt vows to disregard electoral reform demands

LOCAL Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere yesterday said government will not pay attention to protesters, vowing Zanu PF has no plans to implement the electoral reforms demanded by opposition parties.

Source: Govt vows to disregard electoral reform demands – NewsDay Zimbabwe August 31, 2016


Kasukuwere – the Zanu PF national commissar – said both the government and the ruling party would not be moved by anti-government protests.

“How can Didymus Mutasa and Joice Mujuru (ZimPF leaders), failed politicians, who were enjoying power just yesterday under these electoral laws, call for reforms now? They are doing so because they have no capacity to win elections,” he said.

Kasukuwere said the government would only listen to debates on electoral reforms if they came through Parliament and not “street protests”.

“You want us to listen to people wearing gowns and playing street soccer at Copacabana? That will not happen. If they want to change the government, they should come for elections,” he charged.

Kasukuwere also threatened to come down hard on Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association secretary-general Victor Matemadanda for allegedly threatening President Robert Mugabe’s family.

“Who is Matemadanda and where does he get the power to issue threats against the First Family? We want to tell him that we will hold him accountable if anything happens to them,” he said.

Matemadanda, a former Zanu PF central committee member, on Monday called on Mugabe to protect his family by heeding the call by Zimbabweans to step down.


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    Fallenz 6 years ago

    Yes, zanu-PF will only consider electoral reforms if you will come to the rigged elections…. where, of course, they will defeat those proposals, and call it democracy-in-action.

    Keep a record of these things, who said what, when, and to whom… exact circumstances and exact words. When sanity is restored in Zim, those such as Kasukuwere who demand such nonsense should need to eat their words… from prison. This is exactly why ZANU-PF knows they MUST stay in power… otherwise, the prison farms will have plenty of new workers to sucker that tobacco, shuck that maise, and chop that cotton, and many of those who are now being beaten and violated will be clambering for the jobs as guards..!

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    #drive zim 6 years ago

    #drive zim to better position.Zanu (election riggers ) PF why u want us to play the boxen some with tied hands .The playing ring and the rules should be inducive to every player