ARE WE WITNESSING A MUGABEFICATION OF THE MDC?
.....MDC -T Primary Elections: A Bad Omen MDC Leader Nelson Chamisa at a rally recently, pic credit villagerreflections.wordpress.com THE outcome of recent primary elections in both Zanu PF and MDC-T makes one question whether the process is not a new frontier for political corruption. Increasingly, primaries are now characterized by violence, rigging, intimidation, manipulation, all designed to sideline foes and promote candidates that are in favour with the political establishment of their parties. It could be one of the most devastating political ironies that such a democratic process is made an instrument of undemocratic practices. For the record, primary elections, whose origins are in the United States, are supposed to be a democratic way by which a political party chooses the best candidate that will represent it in a constituency, and will face off with the best put forward by other contesting parties. These candidates should be competent enough to secure