|EDITORIAL COMMENT: Zimbabwe requires economic stability not rhetoric|
|Sunday, 18 December 2011 21:35|
Again at the end of its 12th People’s Annual Conference held a week ago, this time in Bulawayo, Zanu-PF again reiterated that elections need to be held in 2012 without fail and once again Mr Tsvangirai was quick to respond demanding “reforms’’.
“Political stability is key to our prosperity as a nation and only a free and fair election can guarantee legitimacy, peace and stability,’’ he said.
We expect this blame language about levelling the political field of play from Mavhambo, PUMA, Zapu and all shapes and sizes of pressure groups outside the inclusive Government. The Prime Minister’s office is a constitutional body that has authority vested in it. He should therefore do his work and give the next elections the “legitimacy’’ he wants to see which will guarantee peace and stability.
We agree with Zanu-PF on the issue of elections because we believe that there should be a ruling party whatever its name. Someone should take responsibility for what goes on in this country. The current situation where no one wants to take charge of failure is unfortunate. It is unbelievable that we still hear of accusations of state-sponsored violence by players in the inclusive Government. So who runs this Government if those that are inside and have authority vested in them by the people of Zimbabwe are complaining.
This country requires peaceful elections and non- interference by outsiders. Sons and daughters of the soil should fight for political space harmoniously. We all belong to this country and not to political parties. It is also vital that whoever wants to rule this country understand the sanctity of defending the gains of our independence and freedom bequeathed to us by our parents and forefathers/mothers. Anything short of this would be a betrayal of the thousands of men and women who perished fighting British imperialism in Rhodesia and earned us the right to vote. Zimbabwe requires economic stability and growth and not rhetoric.