Some Zanu (PF) MPs said in Parliament yesterday that they should not be blamed for the 2008 run-off election violence as they had already won their seats; instead President Mugabe, who had lost, should be blamed for the violence.
Contributing to a motion to adopt African Union election proceedures to ensure peaceful transition after elections, they said the election of 28 March 2008 was very peaceful and that it was the type of elections they would like to see in Zimbabwe.
But they also said the 27 June 2008 (Presidential runoff) election was very violent. But the MDC should should not blame them as they had already been elected.
We should only blame the person who had failed to win the 28 March election. He was responsible for all the election violence which happened, they said
They said this whilst debating to the motion brought to the house by Masvingo Central MP Jeffryson Chitando for Zimbabwe to have peaceful post election transition and to put in place mechanisms that ensure peaceful pre and post election measurers by subscibing to the ethos of the AU Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.
Our sources at Parliment said the Zanu (PF) MPs who discociatted themselves from the violence were Mazowe West MP Sabina Zinyemba, Mudzi South MP Eric Navaya, Mwenezi East MP and Hon. Bhasikiti-Chuma