Zimbabwe: ZANU PF kicks into election mode with `threats` of more violence
source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
14 September 2010
The ZANU PF party has kicked into election mode after it recently launched a campaign that many of its opponents view as a coded message to activate its political violence machinery.
The party’s national chairman, Simon Khaya Moyo, launched a new campaign dubbed ‘ZANU PF: The Unstoppable Machine,’ using newspaper advertisements to fire broadsides at political parties such as the MDC formations. Part of the messages contained in the campaign includes statements like; ‘The legacy left by our fallen heroes should never allow any visionary Zimbabwean to live on borrowed oxygen.’
‘Cognisant of the fact that the land reform program is now complete and also irreversible – the thrust being now on economic emancipation of our entire people and unity of purpose. Offshoot political parties will remain offshoot, offside and scoring own goals,’ read some of the statements.
MDC-T deputy organizing secretary Morgan Komichi told us on Tuesday this is the type of intimidatory language ZANU PF always tries to use to [continue reading]