The MDC does not want another farce and bloodbath like what the people of Zimbabwe experienced in 2008 when hundreds of MDC members and innocent citizens were murdered and thousands displaced from their homes in an election.
To this extent the party is pleased with the outcome of the 32nd SADC summit held in Maputo, Mozambique where Zimbabwe was urged to fully implement the Global Political Agreement (GPA) and implored to spare no effort in ensuring that they put before the people of Zimbabwe a Constitution whose main focus is in the interests of the nation as a whole.
A spokesman for the MDC said SADC resolution stopped Zanu PF’s attempts to rewrite the draft Constitution, as it said the parties should proceed to the Second All Stakeholders’ conference before it goes for the referendum.
The party commended SADC leaders for not succumbing to Zanu PF’s demands to illegally rewrite the draft Constitution.
The party also urged all parties to the GPA to play their part in the expeditious implementation of the GPA as resolved by SADC it and urged the immediate strengthening of the Joint Monitoring Committee (Jomic), in terms of the Livingstone decision.
The MDC spokesman however did not say what was actually impeding the SADC team to start assisting JOMIC in creating an atmosphere conducive for holding free and fair elections.
MDC also expressed faith in the SADC appointed facilitator, Jacob Zuma and his capability to guide Zimbabwe to a free and fair election, despite Zanu (PF) denounciation of the facilitator this weekend.
"As the MDC, we do not want another farce and bloodbath like what the people of Zimbabwe experienced in 2008 when hundreds of MDC members and innocent citizens were murdered and thousands displaced from their homes.
"The issues being raised by the people of Zimbabwe, the MDC, and SADC meet the basic requirements to enable the country to hold of free and fair elections," said the MDC in a statement.