We've reclaimed our sovereignty - Zanu-PF
02 August 2013, 13:01
Cape Town – Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF party has dismissed the
Movement for Democratic Change’s vote rigging allegations as nonsensical and “absolute
Speaking in an interview with SABC, a spokesperson for Zanu-PF
Psychology Maziwisa said the just ended general polls were the most credible
elections to be held on the African continent.
"You don’t judge an election using perfection as a standard.
You’ve got to look at circumstances objectively and I think if you look at the
situation here, what prevailed on July 31st, if you look at it
objectively, I think you can only come to one conclusion and that is that we
had an election that was free, that was fair, that was credible. In fact this could
very well be the freest, the fairest
and the most credible election to be held on the African continent," said
As the votes continued to be tallied, Maziwisa predicted more than
two thirds representation in parliament for Zanu-PF.
"It looks like we will surpass the two thirds majority in
parliament. The feeling, the environment in Zimbabwe right now is one of excitement.
It feels like we are in 1980 where we’ve reclaimed our independence, our sovereignty
as a nation. We look forward to chatting the best way for the people of
Zimbabwe," said Maziwisa.
Morgan Tsvangirai who was the the main challenger to
Zimbabwe's long-time president, Robert Mugabe, said on Thursday that the just ended polls were manipulated and did
not meet regional or African election standards.
Tsvangirai branded the election as a "sham" and declared it "null
But Maziwisa maintained his party had won "resoundingly and convincingly".
"What else did you expect the MDC to say? They wasted their
time in the coalition government over the last four years engaging in corrupt
tendencies, abusing public funds for private purposes, you know Morgan
Tsvangirai saying he is a very humble guy but meanwhile he was living lavishly,
staying in a $4m mansion house," said Maziwisa.