There is power in making someone jump when you say jump. In Namibia we don’t say: jump, we use the phrase: “with immediate effect.” But, there is disrespect in this ‘jump’ command. There is a sense of dictatorship, control and manipulation that the average person instinctively resists on some level.
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has won 61% of the presidential votes, and Zanu-PF won 76% (more than two-thirds majority) of the parliamentary votes in the harmonised elections held on 31 July 2013. Both SADC and AU election observers have declared the elections as peaceful, free, fair and credible. Presidents Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia have congratulated their Zimbabwean comrade and the people of Zimbabwe on a job well done.