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They went to SADC - Came back with two stories!

10 years ago | 15603 Views
This is what Biti for MDC-T said:

SADC rose to the occasion and scuttled the evil and Machiavellian machinations of the chaos faction of Zanu-PF.

The decision of summit was clear, all the recommendations of the facilitator President Zuma were adopted with the net effect that the Proclamation of elections made on Thursday is rendered null and void.

The key operative decisions of SADC are that

1) Government through the ministry of Justice is ordered and directed to make an application to the constitutional court following consultations by all political parties, seeking to move the date of the election from the 30 July 2013.

2) that the agreed amendments to the electoral act which had been purportedly been made into law by the President using the Presidential Powers (Temporal Measures) Act be brought to parliament this Tuesday for debate and adoption.

3) that the SADC facilitation team and the troika team appointed in Livingstone sit in Jomic and not merely receive reports as demanded by Zanu-PF

4) that an Inter Ministerial Committee be appointed to deal with implementation of agreed issues on media reform and the monitoring of hate speech in all media

5) that the security forces publicly state or restate their commitment to the rule of law in particular their complete adherence to section 208 of the constitution.

6) that within the time parliament has remaining the parties negotiate and make the necessary amendments to POSA, AIPPA,the Broadcasting Act, section 121 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act etc

7) that SADC observers be deployed immediately consistent with the SADC Principles and Guidelines Governing Democratic Elections

8) that any other issue and the implementation of the above be overseen by the facilitation team.

Theoretically SADC have therefore effectively ordered a return to constitutionalism and not the current situation where hiding under the cloak of compliance with a court judgment illegalities and atrocities were now being committed.

I have been to all summits on Zimbabwe since 2007 and they have been many. I want to thank and acknowledge the electric delivery of Dr Morgan Tsvangirai our party president, what a delivery. Simple straight foward passionate and effective. I liked it when in his conclusion he asked President Mugabe why it should be about power and not the people. Save you made us proud today.

Perhaps the most marvelous thing was the tag teaming and complimentarity between MT and Proff Welsh Ncube. I have seen Welsh in court and on countless times we have fought on opposite sides (of course he always lost). Today the man from Vungu fought like a lion. Whilst MT was the godfather speaking like a statesman Welsh was a bull terrier flooring Zanu with erudite legal submissions.

As for Zanu PF, I think that the chaos faction of this party must take blame for humiliating and embarrassing President Mugabe the way they did today. He is clearly too elderly to be subjected to the barrage he forced today. Fortunately he quickly wisened to the folly of the chaos factions machinations and scelerotic schemes. He therefore quickly conceded to the need of a court application, thus saving summit of continuous further debate.

I want to say that we Zimbabweans want an election yesterday. However it must be legitimate and credible. The election must on the people's terms and not on the bloody hands of a cruel and horrible faction of Zanu PF.

This is what the State Controlled ZBC News said:

The SADC Special Summit on Zimbabwe has ended in Maputo, Mozambique, this Saturday evening.

SADC leaders at the summit resolved not to interfere with the Constitutional Court ruling which declared that harmonised elections should be held not later that the 31st of July.


The regional body accepted that the Constitutional Court ruling is binding.

The summit has mandated Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa to appeal to the Constitutional Court for an extension of the election dates with the hope that outstanding issues can be resolved before the harmonised elections are held.

The summit further said it is upon the Constitutional Court to either accept or reject the appeal by the Minister.

The special summit was attended by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, members of the MDC formations, several leaders from SADC and non-governmental organisations.

Speaking to journalists in Maputo soon after the summit ended, President Robert Mugabe said his partners in the inclusive government are afraid of elections and fear defeat, hence the move to try and delay the elections under the guise of the so-called reforms.


I wonder what really went on out there, the state media might have missed the part where "the man from Vungu fought like a lion. Whilst MT was the godfather speaking like a statesman Welsh was a bull terrier flooring Zanu with erudite legal submissions."

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Anonymous user 10 years
It is clear who is lying. The SADC resolution(s) are crystal clear. Just wait a day and see or hear what happens.
Anonymous user 10 years
where was Prof Mutambara?
Anonymous user 10 years
Biti i really love yo diction man.
Anonymous user 10 years
its very clear who is saying the truth
Anonymous user 10 years
zanu pf is finished they no longer have power. toothless bucking dogs. love mdc and president tsvangirai. I have observed for some time now what you say always prevails. thank you president zuma for job weldone
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