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Big divide between privately owned and state media

The big divide between the privately owned and state owned media was clearly evident after the release of the 2002 presidential elections results with the privately owned media questioning the legitimacy of the poll and the state owned media urging the nation to move on.

The Daily News questioned the role of registrar-general Tobaiwa Mudede who it said was related to President Robert Mugabe.

The Standard said Zimbabweans must reject this fraud by all means at their disposal. “They must reject an illegal government led by a predatory political party that has grown wild in savagery and led by an old and senile autocrat with the political morality of a sewer rat.”

The Herald said Zimbabweans should put the past months behind them and redirect their energies towards reconstructing the economy.

The Chronicle said while it welcomed the support Zimbabwe had received from other African countries it wanted to warn them that the struggle was not over yet.

 

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02HARARE698

2002-03-18 10:57

2011-08-30 01:44

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Embassy Harare

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION ZIM PRESIDENTIAL POLL; HARARE

 

 

1.   EDITORIALS IN THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED

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NEWSPAPERS PLAY ON ANTI-COLONIAL EMOTIONS AND URGE

ZIMBABWEANS TO MOVE ON BEYOND THE ELECTIONS TO

NATIONAL RECONCILIATION AND PROGRESS. EDITORIALS

IN THE INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS, HOWEVER, FOCUS ON

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ELECTION AND THE LEGITIMACY OF

THE MUGABE GOVERNMENT. EXCERPTS FOLLOW:

 

2.   UNDER HEADLINE “MUDEDE HAS FAILED THE NATION

UNFORGIVABLY,” INDEPENDENT DAILY “THE DAILY NEWS’

(03/18) COMMENTS:

 

“THERE ARE A NUMBER OF CRUCIAL PLAYERS WHO MADE IT

POSSIBLE YESTERDAY FOR ROBERT MUGABE TO STAND

BEFORE CHIEF JUSTICE GODFREY CHIDYAUSIKU WHO SWORE

HIM IN AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS THIRD TERM AS

PRESIDENT OF ZIMBABWE. THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF

MUGABE’S PYRRHIC (SIC) VICTORY IS TOBAIWA MUDEDE,

THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL AND A CLOSE RELATIVE OF THE

PRESIDENT. THE DISPUTED PLEBISCITE IS THE SIXTH

NATIONAL POLL HE HAS PRESIDED OVER. . . MUDEDE’S

RECORD AS A PARTISAN AND INCOMPETENT PUBLIC

OFFICIAL IS WELL DOCUMENTED. . . IN ORDER TO

COMMAND THE RESPECT OF ALL CONTESTANTS IN AN

ELECTION, THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL MUST BE COMPLETELY

ABOVE ANY FORM OF SUSPICION. MUDEDE LOST THAT

TRUST AND RESPECT A DECADE AGO. . . TOGETHER WITH

OTHERS, MUDEDE MUST BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR

WHATEVER HAPPENS IN THE POST-ELECTION PERIOD

ARISING FROM MUGABE’S CONTROVERSIAL AND LARGELY

UNRECOGNIZED VICTORY. MUDEDE HAS FAILED ZIMBABWE

UNFORGIVABLY. HE MUST RESIGN.”

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3.   UNDER HEADLINE “TIME TO REDIRECT ENERGIES,” THE

GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED DAILY “THE HERALD” (03/18)

COMMENTS:

 

“. . .EMERGING FROM A HARD-FOUGHT PRESIDENTIAL

ELECTION ZIMBABWEANS SHOULD NOW PUT THE PAST MONTHS

BEHIND THEM AND REDIRECT THEIR ENERGIES TOWARDS

RECONSTRUCTING THE ECONOMY. WE SHOULD ALL NOW PULL

IN THE SAME DIRECTION. AS THE PRESIDENT SAID (IN

HIS INAUGURATION SPEECH ON MARCH 17), ALL

ZIMBABWEANS, INCLUDING MDC SUPPORTERS, MUST BE

UNITED TO WORK FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF ZIMBABWE.

SANCTIONS WILL HURT ALL THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY,

REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL PERSUASION. FOREIGNERS

CANNOT INTERFERE IF ZIMBABWEANS CLOSE RANKS. THE

MDC SHOULD DISABUSE ITSELF OF THE NOTION THAT

ZIMBABWEANS ARE ANGRY AND MIGHT RISE UP AGAINST THE

GOVERNMENT. PEOPLE HAVE MOVED ON AND EXPECT THE

OPPOSITION PARTY TO BE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO PLAY

ITS ROLE IN ZIMBABWE’S DEVELOPMENT. . . THE

PROBLEMS WE FACE AS A NATION ARE MANY AND VARIED.

BUT IF ALL ZIMBABWEANS PLAY THEIR PART THEY CAN BE

OVERCOME.”

 

4.   UNDER HEADLINE “AFRICANS MUST NOT BE

INTIMIDATED,” THE BULAWAYO-BASED GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED

DAILY “CHRONICLE” (03/18) COMMENTS:

 

“. . .WE TAKE PRIDE IN THE SUPPORT THAT WE HAVE

RECEIVED FROM OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES BUT WE WISH

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TO WARN THEM THAT THE STRUGGLE IS NOT OVER YET. . .

WE KNOW THAT THE WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE ALREADY

TRYING TO BLACKMAIL PRESIDENT THABO MBEKI OF SOUTH

AFRICA. WE WOULD BE NAVE AS A PEOPLE IF WE GAVE

IN TO THE WHIMS OF WHITE PEOPLE AT A TIME WHEN WE

SEEM ON COURSE TO REASSERT OUR INTEGRITY AS THE

PEOPLE OF AFRICA. WE URGE AFRICAN COUNTRIES NOT TO

RELENT AT THE LAST MINUTE, FOR THE HOUR FOR OUR

VICTORY IS NIGH. AFRICA HAS A VOICE AND THAT VOICE

SHOULD BE LISTENED TO, TONY BLAIR OR NO TONY BLAIR!

WE STAND TALL BECAUSE MOST LEADERS FROM THE

SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION ATTENDED PRESIDENT MUGABE’S

INAUGURATION YESTERDAY IN A SHOW OF SOLIDARITY WITH

THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE.”

 

5.   UNDER HEADLINE “NO SURRENDER TO AUTOCRACY,” THE

INDEPENDENT WEEKLY “THE STANDARD” (03/17) COMMENTS:

 

“. . .THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE. . .MUST REJECT THIS

FRAUD BY ALL MEANS AT THEIR DISPOSAL. THEY MUST

 

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION ZIM PRESIDENTIAL POLL; HARARE

 

REJECT AN ILLEGAL GOVERNMENT LED BY A PREDATORY

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POLITICAL PARTY THAT HAS GROWN WILD IN SAVAGERY AND

LED BY AN OLD AND SENILE AUTOCRAT WITH THE

POLITICAL MORALITY OF A SEWER RAT. THEY MUST

RECLAIM THEIR POWER TOGETHER WITH THEIR ELECTORAL

VICTORY. THIS ENTAILS BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS, BUT

THERE IS NO EASY WAY TO FREEDOM. ZIMBABWEANS MUST

CONFRONT AUTOCRACY WITH THE SAME RESOLUTION AND

DETERMINATION SIMILAR TO THE RUTHLESSNESS WITH

WHICH THE DESPOTIC REGIME HAS MAINTAINED A JACKBOOT

ON THEIR NECKS FOR SO LONG. IT IS NO LONGER A

CHOICE OF GOVERNMENTS; IT IS NOW A PLAIN AND SIMPLE

CHOICE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL; BETWEEN HOPE AND

DESPAIR; BETWEEN LIFE AND CERTAIN DEATH. . . IN

THEIR VALIANT STRUGGLE AGAINST AUTOCRACY,

ZIMBABWEANS MUST TAKE COURAGE AND COMFORT IN THE

KNOWLEDGE THAT PEACE-LOVING AND DEMOCRATIC NATIONS

OF THE WORLD ARE BEHIND THEM. THE REGIME CAN

CONTINUE TO MURDER, TORTURE, RAPE, BRUTALIZE,

DEHUMANIZE AND COMMIT ALL MANNER OF CRIMES AGAINST

HUMANITY. BUT ONE THING IS CERTAIN: THE PEOPLE

SHALL PREVAIL IN THE END AND THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR

THIS OUTRAGE WILL ONE DAY HAVE TO ANSWER BEFORE A

COURT OF THE PEOPLE’S JUSTICE. THERE IS NO

DICTATOR IN HISTORY, HOWEVER MIGHTY, WHO HAS

DEFEATED THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. A DESPOTIC REGIME

THAT IS DRENCHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE SLAUGHTERED

HUNDREDS, AND PEGGED ON THE FRESH SKELETONS OF

ZIMBABWEANS, MUST BE FOUGHT TO THE BITTER END. . .

ZIMBABWEANS MUST VOW THAT THERE WILL BE NO

COMPROMISE OR SURRENDER.”

 

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6.   UNDER HEADLINE “TSVANGIRAI SINKS INTO POLITICAL

OBLIVION,” THE GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED WEEKLY “THE

SUNDAY MAIL” (03/17) COMMENTS:

 

“THE DUST WILL NOT SETTLE EASILY ON ZIMBABWE’S

WATERSHED ELECTION, WHICH SAW PRESIDENT MUGABE, THE

INDEFATIGABLE CHAMPION OF BLACK NATIONALISM, DEFEAT

MR. MORGAN TSVANGIRAI, THE NEW FACE OF NEO-

COLONIALISM IN AFRICA. TSVANGIRAI’S DEFEAT HAD FAR-

REACHING EFFECTS NOT ONLY IN AFRICA BUT ALSO THE

WORLD OVER. . . ZIMBABWE’S ELECTIONS WERE A TEST

CASE FOR THE POSSIBLE RE-EMERGENCE OF THE RE-

COLONIZATION OF AFRICA THROUGH THE IMPOSITION OF

PLIANT NEOCOLONIAL LEADERS. THIS IS PERHAPS WHY

THERE IS SO MUCH RELIEF AND EXCITEMENT IN PAN-

AFRICAN CIRCLES FROM CAPE TO CAIRO AND SO MUCH

CRYING IN EUROPE AND AMERICA. BUT THE DUST OF THE

ELECTION CONTINUES TO BE RAISED BY REPORTS SUCH AS

THE SHOCKINGLY MISINFORMED AND OUT OF LINE REPORT

OF THE COMMONWEALTH OBSERVER GROUP. TO BE FAIR,

THE REPORT READS LIKE A MEMO FROM THE BRITISH

FOREIGN OFFICE AND IS TOTALLY OUT OF SYNC WITH

OTHER REPORTS OF OBSERVER TEAMS. IT ONLY AGREES

WITH REPORTS FROM ONE OR TWO ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH

WERE FUNDED BY THE EUROPEAN UNION AND WERE THUS AN

EXTENSION OF BRITISH PROPAGANDA. . . WHEN THE

COMMONWEALTH OBSERVER MISSION REPORT IS TAKEN

TOGETHER WITH STATEMENTS BY BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

MR. TONY BLAIR BEFORE THE ELECTIONS THAT THE

OBSERVER GROUP WOULD HAVE TO FIND THAT THE

ELECTIONS ARE NOT FREE AND FAIR, THEN THE WHOLE

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REPORT BECOMES NOTHING BUT JUST A DAMP SQUIB.

WHILE ZIMBABWE’S ELECTIONS WERE NOT PERFECT, THEY

WERE SUBSTANTIALLY FREE AND FAIR. . . MR.

TSVANGIRAI WAS DEFEATED BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE

MUCH TO SELL TO THE ELECTORATE. . . .”

 

7.   UNDER HEADLINE “POLL ‘VICTORY’ MAY PROVE TO BE

MUGABE’S UNDOING,” THE INDEPENDENT DAILY “THE DAILY

NEWS” (03/16) COMMENTS:

 

“. . .(PRESIDENT) MUGABE CANNOT URGE THE NATION TO

‘BEAT SWORDS INTO PLOUGHSHARES,’ WHICH HE RESORTED

TO AFTER HIS 1980 VICTORY, BECAUSE EVEN THAT CALL

WON’T HAVE A RING OF SINCERITY TO IT, AND EVEN IF

IT DID, FEW WOULD BE TAKEN IN BY IT. . . MUGABE

NOW ALSO HAS TO DEAL WITH THE LAWLESSNESS HE

SANCTIONED AND CONDONED DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS.

IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO SEE IF HE HAS THE COURAGE

TO PUT HIS FOOT DOWN. ANOTHER HURDLE HE MUST

OVERCOME IS HOW TO OBTAIN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

AND LEGITIMACY OF THE OUTCOME OF THE PRESIDENTIAL

 

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ELECTION AND EMBARK ON CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURES

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SO CRITICAL IN ATTRACTING FOREIGN INVESTMENT THAT

IS VERY CRUCIAL IN TACKLING THE 70 PERCENT

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE. THERE ARE MANY IMMEDIATE

CHALLENGES HE MUST FACE AND ONE OF THE PRESSING

ONES IS THE HUNGER THAT IS STALKING THE COUNTRY’S

POPULATION. HE HAS MADE HIS BED. NOW HE MUST

PREPARE TO LIE ON IT.”

 

8.   UNDER HEADLINE “ZIMBABWE WILL REPEL ANY ATTACKS,”

THE BULAWAYO-BASED GOVERNMENT-CONTROLLED DAILY

“CHRONICLE” COMMENTS:

 

“. . .MOST AFRICAN STATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE

OBSERVER TEAMS HAVE SINCE DECLARED THE POLLS FREE

AND FAIR. THE IMPERIALIST WORLD-LED BY BRITAIN AND

THE UNITED STATES AND ITS LOCAL CHIHUAHUAS ON THE

OTHER HAND HAVE BEGGED TO DIFFER PRINCIPALLY

BECAUSE THEIR CANDIDATE, MDC LEADER MORGAN

TSVANGIRAI, LOST. THIS CIRCUS HAS LEFT MANY PEOPLE

WONDERING WHETHER THE LEGITIMACY OF THE RESULT OF

THIS ELECTION IS BEING JUDGED ON THE BASIS OF

DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES AS WE ALL KNOW THEM OR SOME

‘I HATE THE FACE’ CRITERION. . . WE ALL KNOW THAT

ZIMBABWE’S FORMER COLONIAL MASTER BRITAIN, THE

MAJOR SPONSOR OF MDC, HAD HOPED THAT MR. TSVANGIRAI

WOULD WIN AND THUS PAY THEM BACK BY REVERSING THE

LAND REFORM PROGRAM. THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE PUT

THEM TO SHAME BY VOTING FOR PRESIDENT MUGABE. IN

DOING SO THE MESSAGE FROM THE PEOPLE WAS LOUD AND

CLEAR – WE WANT LAND. NOW LIKE A DOG ON A LEASH,

MDC IS BEING TOLD TO COME UP WITH ‘MASS ACTIONS’ TO

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ATTACK ZIMBABWE. LET IT BE KNOWN THAT ZIMBABWE HAS

THE CAPACITY AND CAPABILITY TO REPEL SUCH ATTACKS.

WE WANT TO URGE ZIMBABWEANS NOT TO BE USED AS

FODDER BY REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE SO-

CALLED ‘PROTESTS.’ WE WOULD LIKE TO APPLAUD

COUNTRIES SUCH AS SOUTH AFRICA, TANZANIA, NIGERIA,

NAMIBIA, ZAMBIA, CHINA AND KENYA. . .WHO HAVE

ALREADY ENDORSED THE ELECTIONS, FOR RESISTING THE

MACHINATIONS OF THE BRITISH AND THE AMERICANS.

THIS IS THE TIME FOR AFRICAN STATES TO UNITE

AGAINST BULLYING TACTICS BY THE WEST. IT IS

UNFORTUNATE THAT SOME OF OUR AFRICAN BROTHERS SUCH

AS THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL, MR. KOFI

ANNAN AND FORMER NIGERIAN PRESIDENT GENERAL

ABDULSALAMI ABUBAKAR WHO CHAIRED THE COMMONWEALTH

OBSERVER MISSION, HAVE DEVELOPED WEAK SPINES. WE

BELIEVE THIS IS A SIMPLE QUESTION OF HE WHO PAYS

THE PIPER CALLS THE TUNE. MR. ANNAN CANNOT BE SEEN

OPPOSING THE AMERICAN POSITION BECAUSE THE UN IS

HEAVILY BANKROLLED BY THE USA. . . WE CANNOT BE

FOOLED BY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HAVE THEIR CAKE AND

EAT IT. THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE HAVE SPOKEN AND THE

WORLD SHOULD RESPECT THEIR WILL. AFTER ALL

PRESIDENT MUGABE WAS ELECTED TO LEAD ZIMBABWE NOT

THE USA OR BRITAIN.”

 

9.   UNDER HEADLINE “NOW THAT THE PEOPLE HAVE VOTED. .

.,” THE INDEPENDENT WEEKLY “THE ZIMBABWE MIRROR”

(03/15) COMMENTS:

 

“. . .ZIMBABWE HAS JUST COMPLETED ANOTHER

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SUCCESSFUL EXERCISE IN DEMOCRACY, THROUGH AN

ELECTION IN WHICH BOTH THE RULING ZANU PF AND

OPPOSITION MDC PARTICIPATED FULLY AND,

NOTWITHSTANDING ‘ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHTS’ HERE

AND THERE, WAS FREE AND FAIR. THEREFORE, IT IS

WHAT HAPPENS HEREAFTER THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT NOW.

. . THE POST-ELECTION PERIOD OFFERS ENORMOUS

OPPORTUNITIES AND POTENTIAL FOR NATIONAL HEALING,

NATIONAL RENEWAL, AND A NATIONAL STRATEGY TOWARDS

ECONOMIC RECOVERY. WE BELIEVE THAT, AS A TRUE

NATIONALIST AND ONE THAT HAS GIVEN THE BEST OF HIS

LIFE TO THE STRUGGLE FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION,

ROBERT MUGABE HAS ALREADY A PLAN ON THE BASIS OF

WHICH TO EFFECT A VISION OF THE POST-ELECTION

ZIMBABWE. THIS SHOULD INCLUDE THE NEED FOR ZANU PF

MEMBERS TO REALIZE. . .THAT THE MDC AND ITS

SUPPORTERS ARE PART OF THE ZIMBABWEAN FAMILY; AND

EQUALLY IMPORTANT, THAT THERE ARE GENUINE PROBLEMS

AND GRIEVANCES THAT AFFLICT ZIMBABWEAN SOCIETY AND

FOR WHICH URGENT RESOLUTION WILL NEED TO BE FOUND

AS PART OF THE VISION OF A POST-ELECTION ZIMBABWE.”

 

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SCHLACHTER, AF/RA FOR SWANN, INR/R/MR, NSC FOR JENDAYI

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TAGS: ZI PREL PHUM

SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION ZIM PRESIDENTIAL POLL; HARARE

 

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