Huge lessons for Zimbabwe from Malawi elections: Prof Jonathan Moyo

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1/9 Congratulations to Malawi’s Tonse Alliance for winning the presidential election & to Malawians for once again expressing their will which will undoubtedly count, this time. Clearly nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. There are huge lessons for Zimbabwe from Malawi!


Jonathan Moyo

2/9 Four factors explain how Malawians reversed the 2019 theft of the presidential election:
*Opposition unity;
*United support for the opposition by a cross section of Malawian voices;
*A transparent, fearless & independent judiciary; and
*A professional & apolitical military!

3/9 In Malawi’s election, the military was with the people & the law; in Zim’s election the military was against the people & the law. General Sibanda was right two days ago about the corruption of some bosses, but the most cancerous corruption in Zim is having a ZanuPF military!

4/9 The @ZECzim report on how it conducted the 2018 general election leaves no rational doubt that the presidential election was run illegally to steal it from @nelsonchamisa. This was done through ZEC by the military, which committed atrocities on 1 Aug 2018 to save the theft!

5/9 Despite the audaciously brazen theft of the 2018 presidential election by the military & the 1 Aug 2018 atrocities, maybe as a result thereof, Chief Justice Luke Malaba presided over a sham ConCourt hearing that endorsed the election theft; unmoved by the military atrocities!

6/9 Having stolen presidential authority from @nelsonchamisa
the military, which now controls state power, got Mnangagwa to get Parliament to steal legislative authority from the MDC-A via phoney recalls of its MPs, using a dubious Supreme Court judgment backed by MDC-T sellouts!

7/9 Against this background, the screaming question for Zim to learn from Malawi is deafening: why are Zimbabweans allowing the theft of their executive authority, judicial authority & now legislative authority to go unchallenged, by treating it as a Chamisa or MDC-A thing? Why?

8/9 Since Zim’s Constitution provides that executive authority, judicial authority & legislative authority belong to the people; the abuse of this authority to steal the 2018 presidential poll, endorse that theft & recall MDC-A MPs, cheats the people, not @nelsonchamisa & MDC-A!

9/9 It’s therefore very wrong for Zimbabweans to expect @nelsonchamisa
& MDC-A to fight alone against the system, which has usurped the constitutional authority of the people. Zimbabweans must fight together as one, just like Malawians. If Malawi did it, Zimbabwe can also did it!

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