Zanu PF tears into Madhuku, MDC

via Zanu PF tears into Madhuku, MDC – DailyNews Live by Lloyd Mbiba 28 SEPTEMBER 2013

President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF has poured scorn on National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) chairman Lovemore Madhuku’s bid to form a new opposition political party, saying his project was “doomed.”

Madhuku’s NCA holds its long overdue congress today where the University of Zimbabwe law lecturer will officially step down and subsequently launch his political party which the law professor says will be “Pan-African.”

Psychology Maziwisa, Zanu PF junior spokesperson, tore into Madhuku on Thursday evening during a public seminar held in Harare, declaring that the constitutional law expert was wasting his time trying to form a useless party.

“We understand that Madhuku wants to quit NCA to form his own party. We ask the Lord to bless him in his endeavours. But everybody knows that the Madhuku party will not bring anything new,” Maziwisa said.

“His party is an attempt to hoodwink Zimbabweans and it will fail because the people are intelligent. Some parties have been formed in the past to deceive Zimbabweans and they have failed.  Madhuku is no exception. His project is irrelevant and therefore it is doomed.

“Let it be known to Madhuku that Zanu PF remains the only people’s party and we will continue to win elections and govern for a very, very long time to come.”

The attack on Madhuku came as a surprise as the constitutional law expert has been singing from the Zanu PF hymn book.

During the build up to the harmonised elections, Madhuku was seen as ingratiating himself with Zanu PF, proffering legal opinions in the press to Zanu PF in disputes between the liberation party and the MDC.

Reached for comment, Madhuku told the Daily News: “We have taken note of his comments. We acknowledge that everyone, including Maziwisa, is entitled to his opinion. As to whether the party will fail or succeed, let us wait and see.”

Madhuku declined to divulge information on his imminent resignation from NCA and his  new party.

The party is expected to be fully-fledged by December this year.

Maziwisa also railed against the main opposition MDC, which he claimed faced a bleak future with Morgan Tsvangirai as the leader.

“The future of MDC hangs in the balance with Tsvangirai at the helm,” Maziwisa said.

“The calibre of a leader is fundamental to the success of a political establishment. I am very sorry to say as long as Tsvangirai is the leader of MDC, the party will remain irrelevant. Tsvangirai is clueless and an immoral leader who thinks that we need a white person in Zimbabwe to prosper.”

Luke Tamborinyika, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson has said since the July 31 vote, there have been two national council meetings of the MDC reaffirming that the organs of the party still have faith in his leadership.

“Now, the worrying development is that the debate is no longer taking place in the MDC,” Tamborinyoka said.

“It is now taking place in Zanu PF where a fund has been created to destabilise and decimate the MDC; to decimate the character and person of Morgan Tsvangirai.

“It was to start with the ceaseless attacks on his person and his marriage, the huge payouts to MDC councillors to vote against their party; and now the sinister plot outside of the MDC structures and platforms, which plot is to the effect that Tsvangirai must be removed from the body politic at all costs.

“The ‘removal’ ranges in nature from a sponsored coup to the murky and ghastly form of ‘removal’ that only Zanu PF can muster. Zanu PF cannot discuss and plot around an MDC issue more than the MDC structures themselves. Surely, the Devil cannot be allowed to discuss the need for leadership renewal in Heaven.”

Maziwisa said the MDC should stop complaining about vote rigging.

“It’s not about Nikuv or what, but it’s about MDC policies which failed to appeal to the people,” Maziwisa said.

“Whilst MDC was talking about job creation, Zanu PF what was talking of empowerment through indigenisation. The better team won and the MDC should accept that they were rejected by the people.”

MDC spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora — who was also a panellist — quickly rubbished Maziwisa and said Tsvangirai was not going to step down.

Mwonzora claimed the military rigged elections for Zanu PF and claimed his party had evidence proving this.

He declared that his party will bounce back in 2018.

“Since 1999, we have been having a boom and slump cycle,” Mwonzora said.

“In 2000, we had 57 seats in Parliament, in 2005 we had 41 seats and in 2008 we bounced back with 121 seats. Now at our lowest we have 91 seats. In 2018, we are definitely going to come back and win the elections.”

Takura Zhangazha, an analyst who was also a panellist at the discussion forum, said opposition parties remained relevant but they needed to re-strategise if they are ever to dislodge Zanu PF from power.



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    Pachokwadi 9 years ago

    “Let it be known to Madhuku that Zanu PF remains the lonely people’s party and we will continue to rig elections and govern for a very, very long time to come.” What a quotation!

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    Your delusions Maziwisa over MDC-T leadership and the party shall remain yours forever, perhaps shared by the like minded persons in Zanu. Morgan is not going anywhere for your information. Even if you shout and shout through your Herald mouthpiece, ndezvenyu izvo. Garai nechembere yenyu ye 90years to lead your Zanu thuggery party, and we say Morgan is ours, our hero.You’re still afraid of the ghost after stealing the vote, ‘hamunyari, svo-svoo, tumadziso tutsvuku’!

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    Sibangilizwe Lethube 9 years ago

    Psychology Maziwisa you party has failed the people for 33 years can you explain why? Your party was formed in the sixties to deceive Zimbabweans up to now.
    Your party made the people to believe that you were going to liberate them and free them from colonisation yet your party ‘s aim was to recolonise the ordinary Zimbabwean and loot all our wealth, minerals,etc to the chinese.

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    Sibangilizwe Lethube 9 years ago

    Good comments Rwatata.Aluta continua.Lets tell these idiots that Morgan is our Leader and its the people who put him where he is at the moment.Morgan does not impose himself to be the leader of MDC-T but the people vote for Him.

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    chimutengwende 9 years ago

    Ane bhora ndiye anomakwa. Morgan is more that’s wy Zanu is so worried about his continued existence at the helm of the MDC-T. Chikara cheZanu ndiye Morgan.

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    jenandebvu 9 years ago

    Great job Madhuku. I can see the moment you come in the ring More-gain attacks slows down. The focus on you, the neww Robin van Perse. That leave Rooney to gain space. Morgan is MORE

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    munzwa 9 years ago

    so maziwisa, i would say you and your party ARE afraid of MDC-T, why not release the election material,

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    zimcoruption 9 years ago

    Zanu pf “won” the election by 61% and they have 2 thirds in parly, so the question on everyone’s mind is “Why is Zanu pf so concerned about the affairs of MDC-T if they emerged the victors?
    The answer is “For the past 13 years, Zanu has never won an election”, the people of Zimbabwe have spoken and they will continue to speak..and this is the realilty and nightmare that haunts Zpf and its leadership, that they have been rejected by their own people and their days are numbered. Welldone Zimbabweans,Morgan and MDC T. Keep fighting the good fight of faith, the struggle continues until the day of victory.
    This reminds me of a Biblical story of David and Saul….even though Saul was the king of Israel, David was the ANOINTED and he stood persecution, He remained strong and of good courage until the day he became King of Israel. Its only a matter of time..

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    chasura utsi 9 years ago

    Your Mouth is too big Maziwisa. Do not forget that ther is no good boy in Zanu PF,vari kukushandisa.Look at Tongogara, Boder Gezi nevamwe vakafa usati wazvarwa vakafira miromo nenjere dzavo.I feel pity for you as I can foresee you at Heroes acre before your 40th anniversary.Formation of many political parties means more democracy in a country, why do you hate that if you know you are a people’s party.Why attacking Tsvangirai as if he slept with your mother.You should be happy that he should be the MDC president with no vision and your party continue to win and win and win.We want PF to deliver servise not hate speech. Hapana chisingaperi muninína tichakuverengai mumabhuku mava kunzwisa tsitsi rugare rwapera

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    Am now very well convinced that Tsvangirayi is the only man who ZANU PF is afraid of.

    Why not talk about mavambo or mdc 99 or even other parties.

    Zuva nezuva anongova Tsvangirayi, MDC-T…!!!!!

    I think this coming elections I will have to support Tsvangirayi chaizvo coz ndatoona kuti ndiye chete shumba ye ZANU.

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    chasura 9 years ago

    Morgan ndiye ane yese manje musanyeperwe.vamaziwisa munozivei nezvezanu imi shame on you

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    Nkalakatha!!!! 9 years ago

    Just check the intolerance, gukurahundi upbringing for sure!!!

    ZANU PF says the “Ruling party title is ours for ever, noone should interfer”

    MDC-T screams in equal measure “Opposition party title is ours forever, no one should interfer”

    Two-sides of the same coin, silly fools. Typical Zim politics – how pathetic!!

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      tonyme 8 years ago

      Take from the West and loot to the East policy. Seems to be working so far.

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    tonyme 8 years ago

    Take from the West and loot to the East policy. Seems to be working so far.