MDC Treasurer General, David Coltart, has said that the MDC loss in Lupane is surprising as more people voted for the MDC than he expected. Posting on his Twitter, Coltart blamed Gukurahundi, intimidation and vote-buying for the loss MDC suffered to Zanu PF.
My take on Lupane East: enough victims of Gukurahundi were intimidated to vote for the architects and executors of Gukurahundi to deliver “victory” for the party which has destroyed their lives.
Quite frankly I am amazed at the number of brave people who voted for the MDC in a drought year knowing that that could condemn them & their children to starvation.
And to anticipate the trolls – if anyone seriously argues that this result is a reflection of the genuine sentiment of the people of Lupane East then they strangers to the truth & don’t understand the unique pressures facing rural voters.
One final point – the will of the people will never be respected until ZEC is independent. In this by election it just ignored the flagrant use of State recourses – medicines – to promote ZANUPF. And that was just the tip of the iceberg.
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