Zimbabwe

Zanu-PF's Chinamasa 'just making noise'

2012-10-17 13:19
Patrick Chinamasa. (File, AFP)

Patrick Chinamasa. (File, AFP)

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Cape Town - Zanu-PF negotiator in the Global Political Agreement (GPA) Patrick Chinamasa's "careless" utterances that his party and the military would not accept Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's electoral victory will rightly inform SADC that Zimbabwe is poised for another electoral charade, analysts say.

According to a NewsDay report on Wednesday, political analysts said Chinamasa's statements were "reckless and plain disregard for the law and the will of the people".

Chinamasa vowed in a recent interview with the BBC that Tsvangirai will not win next year’s election and that his victory would be unacceptable because of his links to the West.

In the interview, Chinamasa castigated Tsvangirai for "campaigning and mobilising against the interests of Zimbabweans on many issues, whether talking about land, [or] seeking to reverse the gains of the liberation struggle".

Political analyst Alex Magaisa said Chinamasa's statement signalled a repeat of the 2008 mayhem in which more than 200 MDC supporters allegedly perished at the hands of suspected Zanu-PF activists.

"Chinamasa is implying that the people of Zimbabwe are so immature that they are unable to make their own political decisions and instead they have to rely on the wisdom of Zanu-PF and its allies in the military."

Another political analyst, Pedzisayi Ruhanya, felt Chinamasa should not be taken seriously.

"Unfortunately, Chinamasa is just making noise. He is powerless and I do not think Zanu-PF will be able to stop people from voting for someone of their choice," Ruhanya said.

Alexander Rusero, another political analyst, said Chinamasa’s utterances were simply threats by a desperate political institution, as the army had no capacity to subvert the will of the people.
 

- News24

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