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Zanu-PF's Chinamasa 'just making noise'

2012-10-17 13:19

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.
 

Comments
  • felix.feline.3 - 2012-10-17 13:34

    Down with zanu bs. Save Zim from the oppressors.

      alan.gernet - 2012-10-17 15:17

      Is it Chinamasa .. or his Chinese Masters?

  • Jeremy - 2012-10-17 13:41

    I can't help wondering whther the situation in Zimbabwe might be repeated in SA in a few years time. I'd love to think that the ANC will give up power if they're defeated at the ballot box in, say, 2019 or 2024, but then I remember comments like "the ANC will reign till Jesus comes," and I get a bit worried. There are plenty of Chinamasa's in the ANC.....

      alan.gernet - 2012-10-17 15:19

      There are plenty of Chinese Maters waiting in the wings to exploit the mineral wealth of Africa too. Easy pickings for the Chinese with the 'intelligence' that prevails...

      mxolisi.nala - 2012-10-17 19:50

      Jeremy you look old but you stupid let tell you. . .when we say till jesus come we marely saying blacks won't vote for whites till white change their attitudes towards blacks. another thing you should understand is that youth in Zim won't risk to lose their country to the colonists.

      david.m.stephens.3 - 2012-10-17 21:39

      Too right Jeremy...neither can we help wondering if it is not too soon before SA sees itself in the throws of this nonsense with Julius Malema etc and a president who is foolish enough to believe he can prevent HIV/AIDS by taking a shower after shagging a prostitute, how daft is that! @Mxolisi....Zim will never be colonised again and while you are at please do tell when last you saw an independent state that was ever colonised or oppressed again? I will however agree that the attitudes between the genders, cultures and races needs to change. Not that we need to tolerate each other, because tolerance underlies the necessity to shut-up when one wants to express their opinion so that they do not offend the other party. However if we love each other as Christ has loved us and and as we love ourselves then that would end the issues, because all the hate and unforgiveness would have no place in our lives.

      mxolisi.nala - 2012-10-18 02:33

      david Christ was white and please stick to the topic dragging Julius and Zuma just proved the side of the mentality you are. Jeremy is no differ from the evil racist imperialist white who doesn't know what to say. and again TILL JESUS COME.

  • debra.mbiyana - 2012-10-17 13:59

    I also disagree with Chinamasa Zimbabweans they have their own right who to vote for, I so wish to see that country back to were it was before, I say to Zimbabweans stand up and say your word the future of Zim is in ur hands. Thank you, worried.

      bertha.elias1 - 2012-10-17 17:04

      may God intervine coz we are tired:(

      nuus.reeder - 2012-10-17 18:29

      Zanu won't give up - wether the people vote against them or not. Its just the way things are. The only solution is oust them by force, but that won't happen either, the people are too well oppressed to stand up now. Too late, lost cause, sorry, its the truth.

      mxolisi.nala - 2012-10-17 19:52

      go back to what? where whites were rich and blacks were poor and suffering? they'l rather go to hell i support chinamasa on this. UNLESS WHITES WANTS TO ANGAGE WITH THE PEOPLE OF ZIM.

  • tom.theunissen.12 - 2012-10-17 14:42

    And these are the people that gives Juju "hope" for Africa?????

  • bornwell.dennison - 2012-10-17 15:11

    We should take ZANU seriousily when they talk violence,if there is anything they keep their word on is violence.I think it would be naive not to take them serious,the writing is on the wall,the army is mobilising and terrorising villagers and militia groups are on the rampage.What the Minister is saying nothing new he is only echoeing the real position and atittude of his party,we have heard not one but a number of top brass of miltary personnel vowing not to respect no other result except a ruling party win.If this was not the position of the ruling party the leadership would have long reprimanded these people.The Presidents silence on such utterrancies by his party members speaks volumes and they expect the world to believe them when the preach peace on the other hand spitting venom

      nuus.reeder - 2012-10-17 18:32

      Fact is, democracy in Zim is gone, klaar, finished. People are clinging to false hope. We ARE also heading in the same direction, but it will be impossible in this country for the regime to get away with what Zanu gets away with. I think in our case it could be a very rough ride - for all South Africans.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-10-17 19:05

      If I were a villager in Zimbabwe I would talk ZANU PF and vote MDC, because if enough of them do that there will be much less violence and a huge surprise for Mugabe Chinamasa and their friends.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-10-17 16:01

    Democracy, african style. Say no more.

  • tsietsi.gagai - 2012-10-17 17:10

    Tsangirai and his white masters wil neva rule Zimbabwe. De armed forces wil ensure dat!

      nuus.reeder - 2012-10-17 18:34

      Yes, agreed the armed forces will rule till kingdom come. Glad I'm not a Zim citizen, thats all I can say. Have fun then chaps.

      kevin.watson.7906 - 2012-10-17 19:07

      And f**k the rule of law, in fact burn all the lawyers at the stake.

      david.m.stephens.3 - 2012-10-17 21:56

      How short sighted, ignorant and arrogant can some misinformed retards be, I wonder....as a Zimbabwean reading some of these comments I wonder what ever happened to the sanctity of the vote? Its people like you, tsietsi who ensure that the rich get richer, the corrupt remain in power and the poor are trampled upon. Let military rule be enstated in SA and we'll see how far you get! Live with no electricity, no water for days on end, no hospital assistance and you can die on the floor of a ward with cholera.....then lets so how much you'll jump up and down like an ape for your power hungry misfits!

      comrade.shefu - 2012-10-17 22:22

      dump idiot thats why you cant even copy the word Tsvangirai correctly.

      bornwell.dennison - 2012-10-18 10:14

      There is no dictatorship or democratic party that rules forever,if there is anything that doesnt stop is the revolution,they can beat,abduct,maim,kill, intimidate and displace the people but in the end it is the peoples revolution that triumphs,history has shown that.In Rhodesia the late Ian Smith once said it would take a century for a blackman to rule Rhodesia,a year later he was defeated,here in South Africa,the old regime imprisoned people for long periods,some were killed,some maimed that didnt stop the revolution so my friend ZANU will be defeated with or without the army,you cant break the spirit of the masses once they are fed-up no size of gun nor bullet will be able to stop the revolution is only a matter of time

  • nuus.reeder - 2012-10-17 18:24

    The army has no capacity to subvert the will of the people?? Ja right... whatever you want to believe, reality helps though.

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-10-17 22:17

    Isn't it time for Zoomer the mediator to tell these morons to stop wasting time and tax payers money holding elections when the winner is already known but can not be accepted by the dectators?

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