The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Professor Welshman Ncube has described as irresponsible utterances by Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo and Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa that there won’t be any electoral reforms in Zimbabwe before the crucial 2018 general elections.
In a statement, the MDC said, “These statements must be seen for what they are, desperation to cling on to power at all costs by a government bereft of ideas to stop corruption, create jobs and build economic growth. It is obvious from the two gentlemen’s reckless utterances that ZANU PF and government do not even have the inclination to correct the wrongs of the regime, preoccupied as they are by a relentless programme of self-enrichment.
“As MDC we will continue to push for the implementation of the constitution and electoral reforms until sanity prevails in our nation. No amount of lying, misleading, manipulation will stop the citizens of Zimbabwe from demanding it.”
The party further applauded the spirit of unity among opposition parties in calling for the implementation of the constitution and electoral reforms “as was displayed in the banned mega demonstrations of 3 September 2016 in Harare and Bulawayo under the auspices of CODE (Coalition of Democrats) and NERA (National Electoral Reform Agenda) parties. The maturity and spirit of oneness in fighting ZANU PF misgovernance is commendable and must prevail.
“We hope opposition forces continue to put aside personal differences and egos in order to defeat the one common enemy of the people of Zimbabwe, ZANU PF. It is not the time for glory and swagger, neither is it time to take from Zimbabwe, but to give so that we defeat the failed regime and free our people from the ZANU PF imposed suffering.”