Zanu PF violence cause for concern

HARARE - Hurungwe West has in the past few days been drifted into violence and chaos.

As a result, the economy is being further threatened because of this orchestrated campaign of violence by President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF party.

The hugely-divided party appears to be pushing several constituencies toward anarchy, possibly to provide an excuse to steal yet another election and stall any claim to popularity by the rival Zanu PF People First led by disgruntled party cadres and liberation war heroes.

The people in Hurungwe West have been sending out an SOS signal to step up pressure on Zanu PF to cease and desist from violence.

The MDC, Zimbabwe’s biggest opposition party, boycotted the vote. Now Zanu PF fears Temba Mliswa, the independent candidate for Hurungwe West will hand his erstwhile party its worst humiliation by defeating the ruling party.

Zanu PF has intensified a campaign of violence and intimidation to break up peaceful political rallies and encouraging black squatters to invade Mliswa’s farm.

Many have condemned the farm invasions and the suppression of recent peaceful demonstrations in Hurungwe West.

Britain, which has just restored the Conservatives rule after the historic May 7 election, must consider suspending aid if this violence continues.

Britain has been highly critical of Mugabe’s actions in its former colony, accusing him of handing the best land so far appropriated by the government to his cronies.

Weary of corruption, cronyism and years of economic mismanagement resulting in low wages, and deflation, the majority of Zimbabwean voters have said they want a new government.

The 91-year-old Mugabe, an intellectual and former guerrilla commander whose party, Zanu PF, has governed the country since independence in 1980, has become increasingly unpredictable as he fights to remain in power.

Several observers, citing Zanu PF’s behaviour in the escalating dispute with People First, have raised questions about the sincerity of the people leading us.

It is clear that Zanu PF is led by people who do not care about those they govern.

The irrational decisions that the party has made in the past do lend credence to the suspicion that they have dumped the people.

Besides the ubiquitous chaos characterised by multiple fielding of candidates in some constituencies, there is an all-out war which has broken out.

Meanwhile, government opponents say the expropriation of shareholding in foreign firms and the continuing farm invasions is harming Zimbabwe’s agricultural sector which is the mainstay of the economy.

Put simply, the economy is bleeding to death. It can still be revived though. But it can never be revived on the back of the barbarism being displayed by Zanu PF.

Comments (4)

zanu pf has two best known strategies which it applies. if it wants to protects its image it rigs the elections thru the nikuv way and other means. In other instances it beats and kills its opponents.

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 13 May 2015

Are temba Mliswa's supporters also regime change agents.....BOB is an evil man.

Big Meech Larry Hoover - 13 May 2015

PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST TWINE PHIRI'S MAL-ADMINISTRATION OF CAPS UNITED If you are intrested join drop your contacts and we will add you in a whatsapp group so that we organise the when,where and how the denmonstrations will be held. REASONS BEING; The Howmine Boycot and players attending the buffaloes match in an open truck!!! AS THE MOST IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDERS LETS DO SOMETHING FOR THE CLUB ZVANYANYA TP MUST GO


"Zanu PF violence cause for concern" It is its founding DNA

Mukanya - 13 May 2015

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