A lot of theories as to what Mugabe will do next have been doing rounds with the state's own propaganda machinery fueling the rumours ever since Mugabe and Zanu PF lost to Tsvangirai and MDC in the March 2008 harmonised elections. Lets make one thing clear here Morgan Tsvangirai and MDC won the elections they are the choice of people irrespective of the fact that the results from the presidential election are still to be officially announced, and that an illegal recount is taking place in 23 constituencies engineered to reverse the will of the people of Zimbabwe, nor the fact that the Mugabe's dogs of war have murdered 10 people and displaced 3000 arrested 500 MDC members and officials on trumped up charges. So this new talk written in Mugabe's propaganda mouthpiece, of a government of national unity headed by Mugabe should be discarded here and forthwith. Mugabe and his military junta have been behaving as if nothing happened, like as if no election took place, they cannot just brush events like the recent harmonised election like a non-event to suit their selfish needs.
All this is Mbeki fault, he is a two faced snake, while he wanted to appear like a non-aligned broker during the failed negotiations between MDC and Zanu PF, he clearly favoured Zanu PF and wanted to push for the idea of a Zanu PF government with reformed Zanu PF loyalist when that failed he secretly backed Makoni. While the MDC was busy asking for the postponement of the elections to June of this year allowing us to prepare and campaign adequately, he agreed with us in public also calling for the postponement of the elections. Behind our back Mbeki urged Mugabe to hold elections in March citing mDC's unpreparedness as conducive to a Zanu PF victory. Obviously what Mbeki underestimated was the will of the people of Zimbabwe, only 2.5 million voted because Mugabe's illegal regime refused to allow Zimbabweans based abroad our right to choose our next government, despite that drawback Mugabe and Zanu PF were dumped by the Zimbabwean electorate for Change, the change they can trust. All the people that were against regime change in Zimbabwe did not see it coming, Mbeki, Mugabe and his illegal military junta never thought MDC would win, win we did. The only positive outcome of the failed talks between MDC and Zanu PF was the agreement between MDC and Zanu PF to have elections results posted outside the polling stations which became Mugabe's Achillies hill, it derailed of his best laid plans of rigging the election and announcing himself a winner.
At first we know that Mugabe's people came to us acknowledging defeat and talking of smooth handover of power, but the greedy elements within Zanu PF and the military junta that holds Zimbabwe at ransom pulled out of the talks for the smooth transition of power. At first they threw around an idea of a coup and were probably told by Mbeki that it was untenable. Then they started the drip feeding of election results meant to transfuse people into believing that MDC and Zanu PF had roughly equal number of voters, not a word was heard about the presidential election results while Mugabe's propaganda machine gave glimpses of the what the regime was planning, they were busy preparing people for a run-off of an election whose results they have not announced. We know now why they delayed the announcement of results, they wanted to put into place systems that would ensure Mugabe's victory in the event of a runoff. Like the reappearance of the dreaded so called war veterans whose mean age is 24 and militarised youth wing of Zanu PF a.k.a the green bombers, the evidence of torture camps, the burning of MDC members homesteads, the arbitrary arrests of MDC members on trumped charges, the killing of more than 10 MDC members. 3000 people have been displaced in a situation reminiscent of Murambatsvina, some are sleeping in the open at the start of winter season in Zimbabwe with women and young children abandoned as people flee. Some have gone to camp at MDC headquarters Harvest House in Harare, about 600 are sleeping at the MDC regional office in Mutare. There has been increased movement of Zimbabwean people into Mozambique and South Africa. Such that when the run-off is scheduled then the displaced people cannot vote, the arrested cannot campaign, by killing unarmed civilians they are instilling fear into the minds of MDC members and supporters who voted Mugabe and Zanu PF out all to ensure Mugabe wins the second round.
Because MDC has refused to partake in the run-off that will only inflame a volatile situation Zanu PF is now changing its strategy. Now we hear that they want a government of national unity, based on what? They called the elections and lost what needs to be negotiated is the smooth transition of power to MDC the choice of the people. Even Zuma the South African Presidential hopeful's ideas of a negotiation between MDC and Zanu PF should be mooted, there is nothing to negotiate, we won the election, we are ready to govern. This whole idea of that Mugabe will steal this election and declare himself a victor rule for 18 months and then hand over power to Emmerson Mnangagwa who in turn will then instigate negotiations with MDC to resume the flow of international aid and perpetuate Zanu PF's stranglehold on Zimbabwe will be rejected by people of Zimbabwe and if needs be we will defend our vote violently.
If I read carefully between the lines of the propaganda mouthpiece the Herald is that Mugabe and his military junta surely know that they cannot revive the economy of Zimbabwe, there want to give MDC piecemeal positions within their illegal government ignoring the outcome of the election. All the countries surrounding Zimbabwe don't have the bottle to tell Mugabe to go so will push hard for MDC to accept those piecemeal positions in order to bring an end to this impasse created by Mugabe as he clings to power. As a member of MDC and the Vice Secretary of the UK province I will do all my best to lobby the MDC leadership to reject an piecemeal type of settlement meant to appease Zanu PF and ignore the will of the people that voted for it to govern. What needs to be drummed up to the governments of SADC is that MDC won the election, the recount is illegal, the retribution being carried by Mugabe with impunity on MDC supporters that voted him out of power should stop and that if it does not stop MDC will find it hard to ignore calls by its membership to prosecute human rights abuse perpetrators. Also that its the MDC which will head the government including that of national unity if there is ever going to be one, because frankly I do not envisage a situation were MDC would include members of Mugabe's ruling elite in their cabinet. Primarily because of the barbaric violence they are perptuating on MDC members and Zimbabwean people as a whole, their continued defiance and refusal to let the process of a democratic election prevail that of acknowledging defeat and letting the victors get on with the mammoth job of rebuilding Zimbabwe's collapsed economy.
The people of Zimbabwe would like to thank to the workers of the world who through their affiliated trade unions united in preventing guns earmarked for Mugabe's violent retribution against the people of Zimbabwe that voted him and his party out of power to be offloaded at an bay in Southern Africa, the ill-fated ship that has not been seen and is being forced to return to China and diplomatic offensive is on rise to extend Europe's arms embargo on Zimbabwe to the United Nations which would make China's arms trade with Zimbabwe illegal. What is puzzling about this whole situation is the deal to buy arms was done on the 1st of April, 2 days after the polls closed in Zimbabwe, it reveals the sinister motives of Mugabe who is killing innocent people to sustain his grip on Zimbabwe and continue to drag Zimbabwe into oblivion. What was so urgent that we needed arms weighing 77 tons and worth US$1.245 million just two days after the harmonised elections that Mugabe realised had lost? Why is China not sending food that Zimbabweans need with 6.5 million facing famine, it would have been a good gesture from the Chinese to feed the hungry? Also what needs to be ascertained is where did Mugabe, Zimbabwe being broke as it find US$1.245 million to buy guns with?