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We've reclaimed our sovereignty - Zanu-PF

2013-08-02 09:13

Cape Town – Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF party has dismissed the Movement for Democratic Change’s vote rigging allegations as nonsensical and “absolute hogwash”.

Speaking in an interview with SABC, a spokesperson for Zanu-PF Psychology Maziwisa said the just ended general polls were the most credible elections to be held on the African continent.

"You don’t judge an election using perfection as a standard. You’ve got to look at circumstances objectively and I think if you look at the situation here, what prevailed on July 31st, if you look at it objectively, I think you can only come to one conclusion and that is that we had an election that was free, that was fair, that was credible. In fact this could very well be the freest, the fairest and the most credible election to be held on the African continent," said Maziwisa.

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As the votes continued to be tallied, Maziwisa predicted more than two thirds representation in parliament for Zanu-PF.

"It looks like we will surpass the two thirds majority in parliament. The feeling, the environment in Zimbabwe right now is one of excitement. It feels like we are in 1980 where we’ve reclaimed our independence, our sovereignty as a nation. We look forward to chatting the best way for the people of Zimbabwe," said Maziwisa.

Morgan Tsvangirai who was the the main challenger to Zimbabwe's long-time president, Robert Mugabe, said on Thursday that  the just ended polls were manipulated and did not meet regional or African election standards.

Tsvangirai branded the election as a "sham" and declared it "null and void".

But Maziwisa maintained his party had won "resoundingly and convincingly".

"What else did you expect the MDC to say? They wasted their time in the coalition government over the last four years engaging in corrupt tendencies, abusing public funds for private purposes, you know Morgan Tsvangirai saying he is a very humble guy but meanwhile he was living lavishly, staying in a $4m mansion house," said Maziwisa.

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Comments
  • Sontshatsha Kwezi - 2013-08-02 09:18

    ANC will do the same here, they will refuse to vacate the Union Buildings. The ANC's SABC has just increase the TV licence to R265 as from 01/09/2013 to finance their 24Hrs news channel....

      Grimble Grumble - 2013-08-02 09:26

      I've got a friend who's a radio announcer. Problem is when he walks under a bridge, you can't hear him talk.

      Eterni80 - 2013-08-02 10:49

      the SABC is to be renamed: sANCbc reclaimed ? I think not - STOLE is more like it I'm curios to hear what the royal showerhead has to say about this - in his castle he will toast the victory, in public his response will be more muted. VOTE IN 2014 !!!

      Johann Smurph - 2013-08-02 11:00

      Hahahahaha!!!! "Psychology"? What a name! Hahahaha! "...most credible elections..." Hahahaha! Thanks for the laugh, chaps. Oh, by the way, I think it's about to become official. The proud little democracy north of us can now be renamed Zimbobwe - Uncle Bob will rule even from hell. Hahahahaha!

      Zohan Steppingstone - 2013-08-02 11:50

      Just stop for a moment: Who funded these elections in Zim? The ANC off course. What does that tell us about what is going to happen in the future here in SA. I think it speaks volumes.

  • JMaree - 2013-08-02 09:19

    I pity the Zim people, it sounds like Zanu-pf actually believe that screwing your own people is a good thing...

      Jason van Heerden - 2013-08-02 09:23

      I just pity the SA people who's jobs are being taken away, whether these elections are rigged or not it's pretty obvious that enough people support Zanu-PF, it's fine the Chinese government can have there resources.

      No.You're a handbag - 2013-08-02 09:27

      They don't care at all really, as long as they can keep mad Bob's psychotic old butt in the seat of power.

      Sheilan - 2013-08-02 10:45

      My problem I have is ghost voters. It has been exposed many times. It happened here last elections as well. If you really have lots of supporters, what's the use of using ghost voters?

  • Barry McBride - 2013-08-02 09:21

    ANC, could this be the freest, fairest and most credible election to be held on the African continent then? LOL

      Andrew Selous - 2013-08-02 10:39

      All is needed is an endorsement from the no1 idiot.Spineless A -HOLE.

  • Pardon Hove - 2013-08-02 09:22

    You can't compare Zanu of and Anc my friend. Zanu of is bigger than Anc. You can only compare DA and MDC. Bunches of loosers.

      Ian Frost - 2013-08-02 09:40

      Nekcuf Toidi!!!

      Peter Grant - 2013-08-02 10:12

      Dii prohibeant ne clavicinium in caput tuum delabatur

      Asco Sdonski - 2013-08-02 10:55

      It would be naive of anyone to expect whites on News24 forums to congratulate Mugabe. More especially after 4000 white farmers in Zim were replaced by 200 000 black farmers. For obvious reasons good news for blacks will never make headlines, paper's got sell and blacks are broke. I'm sure there is plenty of clever whites in here who understand the economic spin offs of an expanded market. The current economic situation in Zim is old news, was expected as a result of sanctions and investors pulling out. EU and the US might ease some of the sanctions after these elections. As for investors, its all about money for them, they invest in worst conditions than Zim.

      Zohan Steppingstone - 2013-08-02 11:54

      So Asco, are you saying it takes 200 000 blacks to do the same job done by only 4000 whites?

      Asco Sdonski - 2013-08-02 13:35

      @ Zohan, I'm so sorry. Didn't realise retards also hang-out here otherwise I would have catered for your kind. Oligopoly. (Google my friend). Or you can just ask any 15 year old, what is monopoly, competition. Then you can read my comment again.

      Eliya Ndabanengi - 2013-08-02 14:09

      Duzvi!

  • Alan Smith - 2013-08-02 09:25

    blah blah - Zimbabwe is a hole in the ground. Should be called no man's land on all future maps

  • Charlton Ngwenya - 2013-08-02 09:28

    Where is God when we need him ???

      Jim Bean - 2013-08-02 12:26

      Which god ?

  • Tim Norris - 2013-08-02 09:31

    On the recent episode of the Justice Factor, the ZANU-PF spokesman admitted that the R4 million house is actually owned by the government. How does it compare with Mugarbage,s various luxury mansions built with money he stole from his own people. Despicable!

  • Jason Thomson - 2013-08-02 09:33

    Not surprise here, "Liberation Movements" like Zanu-PF and ANC love Democracy when it gets them into power. But they hate it when there in power because it is a challenge to there rule...

  • Patrick Hayes - 2013-08-02 09:37

    Viva Zanu pf,This is the biggest win the party has ever achieved since independence.At the same time,the British sponsored MDC has been given the worst hiding since its formation. Viva Comrade Mugabe! Down with puppets!

      Anthony Michael Blazeby - 2013-08-02 09:53

      you really are a special kind of chop

      Bradley Liebenberg - 2013-08-02 10:50

      Ok Zanu PF puppet ..... Viva Comrade Bob just dying already! As he is so old at least that will happen really soon!

      Ioannis Condogiannis - 2013-08-02 14:05

      So are you living in Zim, Oh bumhole of Mugabe??

  • Sophie Ndungu - 2013-08-02 09:42

    ZANU-PF reclaimed its Sovereignity from who? No wonder they hid the Voters roll until the last day. That's how scared they were!!!!!

      Paul Bowden - 2013-08-02 19:23

      Well SAID....they reclaimed their sovereignty from themselves. They are idiots!

  • Subspace Human - 2013-08-02 09:42

    Since when do beggars care to work. Africa will support the 365 zero harvest! History repeats itself, as the British found Zimbabwe/Rhodesia with clay huts and no infrastructure, obviously it will return to its formers state...aka "history repeats itself" the universe has a fabulious concept to recreate its evolving world... round and round we go, where we stop, you ought to know! Absolutely cool!

  • Hlomani Job Mbava Chauke - 2013-08-02 09:42

    You barstads! There is nothing to be proud of, i wish Tsvangarai can take back the US dollar and u will experience the crisis of 2008. And i wish if those living diasporas can stop sending money there in Zim coz you forget who is helpin you; you think its mugabi? No!! Its Tsvagirai who cares about u.

      Tinavo Bvumburai Magaisa - 2013-08-02 09:51

      Former ZANU finance minister, chinamasa, is the one who legalised the use of the US$ and ZAR, not MDC. South Africans want Tsvangirayi, Zimbabweans want Mugabe

  • J Tham Mcthebz - 2013-08-02 09:43

    Wow zim making gogo mugabez proud..now u going to flee in multitudes frm your own beloved country.

  • Ity Mumvenge - 2013-08-02 09:46

    Interestingsly, I am closely following the official results in Zimbabwe. The two split MDCs gave ZANU PF constituencies on a silver platter. This could have been averted by hving a coalition. However, Presidential results ZANU wont win with a landslide. Its very unpredictable. The young man should wait for official results.

      Tinavo Bvumburai Magaisa - 2013-08-02 09:52

      Total agree with you. ZANU may not even avoid the run off should they win the presidential. its too tight to call

      Makhosonke Mqikela - 2013-08-02 10:23

      If you look at it Ity, they could haven't done such coalition in such a short space of time otherwise if they've forced it through they would be fighting among themselves. This election was well calculated to be specific.

  • Dion Mostert - 2013-08-02 09:52

    When are you guys going to learn. The simple fact is that the mass want Zanu in power

  • Ian McNaughton - 2013-08-02 09:56

    Why even bother with sanctions? This petty, despotic runt and his fly-blown banana Republic are not worth the time and effort. The West should just tell the racist Zanu PF subjugators and their crackpot dictator to go to hell and then write them off as an African problem requiring an African solution and forget they even exist. Who cares?

  • King Koffi - 2013-08-02 10:12

    who on earth believes what Zanu-PF says?they have long lost credibility,honesty and integrity,i do care about the poor people,votes rigged finish an d klaar,if there are educated zim people out there with skills,they are wellcome in my village.

  • Lorraine M Mutsvairo - 2013-08-02 10:22

    Some people should be the the onee in hospital instead of madiba. we would even prefer if you gave us zuma at this point..

  • Andre Fourie - 2013-08-02 10:23

    Psychology Maziwisa said "Blah blah blah Bullsh#t".....LOL!!!! Cool name. Check the photo of Bob. Probably taken 40 years ago. This is so typical of African nations all around. And I fear it will be the same here when someone buggers the cANCer over.

  • Jabu Gift - 2013-08-02 10:44

    Good news. The MDC should tell their funders they have failed and they will continue to fail. VIVA mugabe VIVA, VIVA EFF VIVA

      Paul Bowden - 2013-08-02 19:25

      shame can I pay for your schooling

  • Slice Cucu - 2013-08-02 10:49

    A zanupf victory has caused so much pain outside zim. Zim pple voted its their choice. Throwin tantrums wont help. People commentin here with so much hatred they need trauma counselling they witnessing the rise n fall of mdc

  • Hlomani Job Mbava Chauke - 2013-08-02 10:53

    I wish i can help these poor zimbabweans; but even i myself need help.

  • Hlomani Job Mbava Chauke - 2013-08-02 10:53

    I wish i can help these poor zimbabweans; but even i myself need help.

  • Ashanzi Afrika - 2013-08-02 11:07

    This election is further proof that our continent is incapable of holding credible elections. The only way to solve the problem of "rigging", etc. would be to prevent political parties from managing elections or voter rolls. These should be COMPLETELY independent, run by an external body such as the African Union, with United Nations observers. We have lost trust in ourselves.

  • Mufaro Mahleka - 2013-08-02 11:17

    In the first place why did the MDC split its the cause of all this drama , Tsvangirai, Mugabe and Mutambara they are all power hungry,crying foul for nothing, common sense isn't common.

  • June Francis - 2013-08-02 11:21

    I feel sorry for SA - we are soon going to have more Zimbabwebeans in SA than we had previously. Zims economy is already in a sorry state , howmuch worse will it get now.

  • Skhumba - 2013-08-02 11:37

    #Team_ZanuPF...........viva

      John Rellie - 2013-08-02 19:50

      Fundamental orifiscus... aka arse****

  • Timothy Martin - 2013-08-02 11:42

    Who would vote for a government thats people have 95% unemployment, there is no currency, no water in most areas, electricity is a massive problem, in some areas there is plenty of power now due to the fact that there is no industry, i.e Bulawayo. The infrastructure is totally run down, people are dying from starvation and curable deisieses but there is no medical structure. This election like all the others is a total joke. To be honest I would think that most MDC did not want a change as they are making so much money from the corruption. Good luck for the next 5 years.

  • Joe Black - 2013-08-02 12:19

    Well after looking into the Tsvangirai residence and the deals between him and Mugabe around it online I officially do not favour either of them any more. Not that it matters since I am South African. To me it's not so much a two horse race than a two nightmare race. Both willing to enrich themselves at the expense of common people. In any case. I'm over it. I cannot believe the Zim gov spends this much on official residences while they beg the world for basic aid.

  • Timothy Tanzer - 2013-08-02 12:35

    Sovereignty... Maybe they should google the word and report back with their mistake

  • Nthatheni Munzhedzi - 2013-08-02 12:45

    let us be reasonable, if DA could win with over 75% vote next year, don't you think ANC would come with the same claims. Question is, what might have let MDC voters down, Greediness of MDC officials, shame unto power hungry cadres. AYE YEEE ANC, becareful, next year is your turn. U better shape-up now, or grumble and grown next year. VIVA people's voice VIVA

  • Ioannis Condogiannis - 2013-08-02 14:04

    If Zimbabweans don't now stand up for themselves, then I no longer have sympathy for them. You get what you vote for, and you take the hiding if you want to behave like a beaten animal. The whole world is throwing off oppressive govts, are you telling me that things are worse in Zim than in those countries of the middle east or elsewhere? We have S Africans without jobs, we can no longer support the rest of Africa including Zimbabwe

  • Andre Oosthuizen - 2013-08-02 17:01

    Mugabe lost the election in 2008 already,but our clever minister brokered a deal for MDC to have a prime minister in the Government.He knew he would lose again if voting was based on fair play.All rigged for this election.

  • Michael McN - 2013-08-03 17:29

    Psychology Maziwisa?! Seriously?! Does he go by Psycho for short?! If so, aptly nicknamed, because what he said is clearly insane.

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