SADC must deal with Mugabe: Ncube

June 14, 2013 at 8:02 am Leave a comment

MDC leader Welshman Ncube has called on SADC to deal with President Robert Mugabe accusing the Zanu PF leader of effectively telling regional counterparts “to f**k off” with his “unilateral” proclamation of election dates.

Ncube said Mugabe had turned his back on an agreement during Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting that the electoral amendments would be put before Parliament next week.

He told NewZimbabwe.com: “We sat in cabinet on Tuesday and agreed amendments to the Electoral Act, we agreed to take those amendments to parliament next week, we agreed that voter registration will run until July 9 and we also agreed to hold a weekly cross-party review of our election preparedness.

“Then out of the blue I wake up to receive a letter from Mugabe literally saying go to hell. At this level, this kind of deceit is unacceptable.”

SADC helped Mugabe and his rivals reach a deal to form the coalition government after violent but disputed polls in 2008 and, through South Africa President Jacob Zuma, has facilitated negotiations between the GPA parties over a so-called roadmap to new elections.

The regional grouping is due to meet this weekend in Maputo, Mozambique at a rescheduled extra-ordinary summit which will discuss preparations for the polls as well as their financing.

Mugabe however, announced Thursday morning that the elections would be held on July 31, using a presidential decree to fast-track the necessary electoral amendments.

The move angred rivals including Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai who, just on Wednesday this week, had claimed to hold the keys to timing of the elections.

Ncube said the SADC should call Mugabe and his party to order.

He said: “It is very clear that this proclamation is deliberately designed literally to tell SADC to f*** off. The ball is now in SADC’s court, do they accept to be deceived this way? Do they accept the brazen contempt against them?

The Maputo summit was supposed to have been held last week but was called off after Mugabe, who was away in Japan, said he would not be able to attend.

Ncube said it would be a “very sad indictment” against SADC if the grouping did not take action against Mugabe.

“If SADC allows Mugabe to get away with this, it would be a very, very sad indictment on them,” he said.

“On our part, we will go to SADC on Saturday and place it on record that we feel cheated by the scoundrels in Zanu PF.”

 

 

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