SW Radio Africa News Headlines Thursday 31st January 2013
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SW Radio Africa News Stories for Thursday 31st January 2013
Mfundo says it’s surprising that ZANU PF is now in agreement with the two MDC formations on the new draft constitution and it’s obvious they are up to something. They have the strategy to rig elections and cling on to power and it will be catastrophic to go for elections without all reforms implemented; while Nixon says ZPF is trying to penetrate Matabeleland by using money to lure people into joining their party, forgetting they have marginalised the region for 33 years. People are now so resilient they are not moved by any propaganda or handouts given to them and won’t vote ZPF in a million years.
Alex Bell stands in for Tererai Karimakwenda and speaks to Ben Freeth from the SADC Tribunal Rights Watch group about the new constitution and the worrying sections that have enshrined discrimination and illegal land seizures into law.
Tanonoka Joseph Whande bemoans the fact that the funeral of the late Professor John Makumbe was used as a political platform by members of the MDC-T. He says the “sanctity of funerals is being violated by politicians who hijack funerals and take to the podium to talk about themselves and their inadequacies, neglecting those who gather in anguish to bid their loved ones farewell.” He adds: “I did not expect this from MDC-T leaders.”
SW Radio Africa News Stories for Wednesday 30th January 2013
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Wednesday 30th January 2013
Hopewell Gumbo, a social and economic justice activist, says that Zimbabwe is not ready for general elections this year. He argues that while the levels of confidence are high in all the parties in the GPA, intolerance to opposition still remains a major concern.
Mahembe says campaigns by political parties are now in full swing in Chipinge, and already threats from ZANU PF thugs, war vets and the army have begun. It appears the new constitution won’t stop this barbaric behaviour and there will be serious violence in the forthcoming election, just like in 2008; Shumba says the new constitution is a compromised deal between political leaders and so many people believe Tsvangirai sold out and nothing will change as far as violence is concerned; while Watsomba says in Chipinge South serious violence is looming. People are intimidated and threatened by ZPF thugs and told if they dare vote for another party a war will start and they will be killed.
SW Radio Africa News Headlines Tuesday 29th January 2013