That infrastructure has had an effect on the people.
Zimbabweans are reluctant to create something that results in instability as people know that they will be victims and will create a worse situation from the current ruins into which we are enmeshed.
We have started focusing early on electrical reforms and not wait and cry foul at the end. The only challenge in the SADC is that the countries we look forward to set democratic standards are themselves in crisis Peta: What is the state of your party?
If legitimate electoral reforms are implemented to give expression to the free will of the Zimbabwean people, then yes, you will not hear us complaining Peta: Are your concerns and cries for electoral reforms being listened to? Some say the MDC is no longer the opposition juggernaut that it used to be? There may be individuals who have broken away, but the party is still intact.
Peta: But that’s exactly my point, that instead of using your presence in the GNU to fight for electoral reform, you seem to have gotten trapped in the niceties of office and forgot that elections in Zimbabwe can again be rigged in future? Mugabe has created a serious discord between the liberation generation and the digital generation. In addition, there are technical changes under which the 2018 elections will be held which will militate against rigging.
Peta: So we should not expect to hear you complaining that the elections have been rigged come 2018?
I could not, therefore, keep quiet over such a serious development.Tsvangirai: We have been campaigning for the introduction of the BVR (biometric voter registration) system because it eliminates electoral shenanigans.It will help reduce the number of manipulations that will be possible.Given the state of economic and social erosion we have experienced, it’s only fair that people have a new direction, a direction which only the MDC can give. We have a national crisis around President Mugabe’s age.The two of us have been in a duel for many years, but suffice it to say that age has a limit.