Honour your promises: Tsvangirai challenges Zanu (PF)

The main MDC leader and outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has challenged Zanu (PF) and its leader President Robert Mugabe to deliver what they promised the people ahead of the elections.

Addressing thousands of mourners and party supporters who thronged Warren Park Hills Cemetery, today (Wednesday) during the burial of party’s Harare Provincial Youth Assembly deputy organising secretary, Rebecca Mafukeni, the PM said the time has come for Zanu (PF) to face the music.

“You said that you won. Now we want to see where you are going to get the money to fulfil what you have promised the nation.

“You promised to resuscitate all the industries, effect pay rises for civil servants, create employment, improve educational and health services, now do it,” challenged Tsvangirai to the applause of his supporters.

“If you fulfil that then we will applause you,” he added.

Mafukeni is one of the 29 MDC-T activists who were arrested on 30 May 2011 on allegations of murdering a police officer in Glen View.

She was detained at the infamous Chikurubi Maximum Prison and was not part of the 21 party activists who were granted bail late last year.

She fell ill and was admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital where she died on 12 August 2013.

Tsvangirai said Mafukeni’s death comes at a time when the nation has experienced the greatest fraud which no country or the world has never witnessed.

“Let them rule, we went to the courts to prove to the world that it would not help given the biased judiciary system,” he said.

Tsvangirai said his party would not partner with a Zanu (PF) government.

“After cheating us they now want us to partner them in government. We are saying we will not be part of you. And you will not get anywhere.

“The only talks that we would engage-in are to have fresh and fair elections,” declared Tsvangirai.

However, the PM slammed the country’s judiciary system for delaying justice.

“Justice delayed is justice denied. In this country people are arrested and condemned before they are proven guilty. How can a person stay in remand for over two years before the courts decide their fate?

“Rebecca’s death is indictment of our judiciary and prison system where we have many people behind bars for political reasons while real criminals walk scot-free. The world and the heavens are watching,” he said.

Meanwhile, Tsvangirai urged his supporters to remain peaceful and united.

“Let’s not act emotionally but let’s have conviction, because Zanu (PF) is not going anywhere. We will not retire until a new Zimbabwe that Rebecca died for is delivered,” he said.

Almost the entire party’s leadership including National Chairman Lovemore Moyo, Secretary General, Tendai Biti, National Organising Secretary, Nelson Chamisa, MDC-T National Women’s Assembly Chair, Theresa Makone, MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora among other National Executive members attended the funeral.

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