Dr Masimba Mavaza
As Zimbabwe is preparing to fill in the positions created by MDC recalls and deaths ZANU PF takes comfort in the numbers. It is safe to say that the numbers of ZANU PF supporters has increased. With the MDC seriously injured and disenfranchised the odds are lodged on ZANU PF. The party is bordering on the side of victory.
It is important to consider the relations between numbers and democratic government. Past election experience has demonstrated that the relation between numbers and politics is mutually constitutive: the exercise of politics depends upon numbers; acts of social quantification are politicized; our images of political life are shaped by the realities that numbers appear to disclose.
If you fail to explore the specific links between democracy, as a mentality of government and a technology of rule, and quantification, majority numeracy and statistics. It should be accepted that democratic power is majority power, and requiring citizens who calculate about power.
The campaigns by both political parties showed the links between the promulgation of numeracy in Zimbabwean politics and programmes to produce a certain type of disciplined subjectivity in citizens.
The situation Zimbabwe is now in does not need any show of force. It does not need dancing to the gallery. Numbers are examined to demonstrate the ways in which the exercise of democratic government in Zimbabwe came to be seen as dependent upon the people you have in making up the polity of a democratic nation.
ZANU PF has not gone to sleep. The youth under Chirau and the Political Commissariat department embarked on a recruitment drive. All doors in ZANU PF are open for any one to join and come home. While MDC is busy splitting itself and clamouring for more sanctions ZANU PF has burnt the night candle planning for tomorrow.
The two parties ZANU PF and MDC T will be fighting it out in these by elections while MDC and its supporters are behaving like immature-children. Trying to out do each other in their party and boast of numbers they don’t have. The country needs production and ZANU PF has shown the way forward.
There is a lot of progress which can be seen by all eyes. It shows the case of National Supremacy in the context of an argument that there is an intrinsic relation between political problematizations and attempts to make them calculate through numerical technologies. And it considers the ways in which neo-liberal mentalities of government depend upon the existence of a public habitat Democracy, in its modern mass liberal forms, requires people to make it happen and to make it to the state house.
But we are already at state house. We need to thank our people by delivering. The nation needs leaders who are focused. ZANU PF is simply saying let’s work together let’s fill the vacant places which were made vacant by MDC in the first place.
There is no need to waste time by putting the MDC candidates back to the very places they have created. People have given MDC a chance and they have abandoned their positions it will be waste of time to even think of giving MDC a second chance. This is the time to fill these places with people who are willing to work.
Chamisa does not want to be outdone; he keeps confusing people but let’s come out in our numbers to put ZANU PF candidates back in office where MDC has left.
ZANU PF has shown the relations between quantification and democratic government. Experience has demonstrated that the relation between numbers and politics is mutually constitutive: the exercise of politics depends upon numbers; acts of social quantification are politicized; our images of political life are shaped by the realities that statistics appear to disclose.
There is a specific link between democracy, as a mentality of government and a technology of rule, of law, and rule by majority. It argues that democratic power is calculated power, calculating power and requiring citizens who calculate about power. The multitude showed the links between the promulgation of numeracy in our democratic system and programmes to produce a certain type of disciplined subjectivity in citizens and their allegiance to the party they love.
The fruits of numbers was seen in 2018 as it demonstrated the ways in which the serious democratic government in the country came to be seen as dependent upon people.
Lets face it, ZANU PF still has support and democracy is numerical. We as ZANU PF still have more years to Rule. Judging by todays support,ZANU PF is in the driving seat.
This is the time to sit down and organise the people. We need to hatch a way forward. We need progress not regress.
We should not view any descending voice as a a voice of a rebel. We must digest all views and analyse them.
We are in the driving seat. Please do not drive in the wrong direction.
Let Chamisa be enveloped in his rallies. ZANU PF has a country to run. In all the constituencies where MDC has recalled its MPs we need to vote in the serious people. Seriousness is only seen in ZANU PF.
The recruitment drive which was put in motion by cde Rugeje and gained momentum during cde Matemadanda’s time as NPC.
With numbers on its side ZANUPF is heading for a land slide.