Former Chivi South MP Killer Zivhu has questioned the value of holding elections in Zimbabwe considering that they almost always result in disputed outcomes.
Zivhu, a controversial businessman who was expelled from the ruling Zanu PF party last year for his outspokenness, claimed that the Zanu PF candidate, late former president Robert Mugabe lost to the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai in 2008 but refused to relinquish power.
In a post on Twitter, Zivhu asserted that elections “are a waste of time” and Zimbabweans are better off engaging in dialogue rather than wasting national resources on useless elections. He wrote:
Do we really need elections in Zimbabwe or it’s just a waste of time and resources, Tsvangirayi won elections Mugabe akaramba kubva only to admit adzingwa kuti ndakadyiwa. Let’s have a national dialogue then an inclusive government. Zvema elections kutamba nenguva.
— Hon Zivhu (@killerzivhu1) March 22, 2021
In another tweet, Zivhu said Zimbabwe should change its name if the national Constitution has a provision for that because the name is tainted and has become associated with all things that are negative. He wrote:
Guys does our constitution allow us to change the name of our country, zita rokuti Zimbabwe rinotipa munyama, kutukwa, kuvengwa kune dzimwe nyika. We have changed leadership from all political parties but still nothing changed people are still suffering, Lets change the name
— Hon Zivhu (@killerzivhu1) March 23, 2021