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On 21 January 2020, Nelson Chamisa and his MDC Alliance launched the party's Agenda 2020 programme of action. Yesterday, 27 February 2020, just a month later, the party launched its Principles for Reliable Inclusive and Credible Elections in Zimbabwe (PRICE) document.

The document proposes 20 key reforms that must be implemented how the party will push to have reforms implemented to ahead of the 2023 plebiscite.

Thank God it is only meaningless programmes of action and documents that MDC has been launching. In the 20 years of MDC A's existence the party has launched so many programmes and documents; LOAD, RELOAD, START, RESTART, SMART, SMARTER, NERA, MDC A July 2018 election results ConCourt Challenge, AGENDA 2020 and now PRICE (AGENDA 2021 and PRICELESS coming soon). iI these had been rockets to the moon, there will be no space left and one would see the junk from earth!

Copies of PRICE were available after, I took a copy out of curiosity. I have browsed through the document and filed it in file 13, the bin! I will only retrieve it if Nelson Chamisa, Tendai Biti or anyone can give me satisfactory answers to the following:

The reforms listed in PRICE are at the heart of the democratic changes to ensure free, fair and credible elections, the nations has been dying for, literally, all these years. The democratic changes implied in the MDC A party's name. The people of Zimbabwe have risked life and limb to elect MDC leaders into power so they bring about these changes. So why is it that after 20 years of MDC on the political stage we still have rigged elections and not even one meaningful reform has seen the light of day? Not one!

Without doubt, the nation had its best chance ever to implement the democratic reforms during the 2008 to 2013 GNU when Mugabe and his Zanu PF party had their hands tied by the signing of the 2008 Global Political Agreement. It was left to the MDC leaders to implement the reforms and in five years you lot failed to get even one reform implemented. The task of getting the reforms implement now is a lot tougher. If you were not up to the task during the GNU why should the nation believe you can do it this time?

The key to getting any reforms implemented is getting parliament to approve the reform, Zanu PF with its 2/3 majority will never approve any reforms taking away the party's carte blanche powers to rig elections. What tricks does MDC A have to force Zanu PF will reform itself out of office?

PRICE does not say what MDC A will do if the Zanu PF controlled parliament refuse to implement the reforms. There is "No reform, no elections!" as was the case in the MDC's 2014 party congress resolution. Was PRCIE silent on boycotting the elections if no reforms are implemented because the leaders know that position is a lead balloon that will never fly?

Why would Zanu PF implement even one reforms when they know MDC A will participate in the 2023 elections even if not one reform in PRICE sees the light of day?

Zimbabwe is in a serious economic and political mess, our people are facing heartbreaking economic hardship and many are dying unnecessarily. The key to all the nation's problems is implementing the democratic reforms and thus lift the curse of rigged elections and bad governance.

Like it or not, Nelson Chamisa and his MDC friends have failed to implement even one democratic reform in 20 years because they are breathtakingly corrupt, incompetent and they are sell-outs.

PRICE will not force Zanu PF to implement even one reform and we can be 100% certain that MDC A will participate in 2023 elections regardless! In short, PRICE is just a worthless document whose rightful place is file 13, the bin!

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