Mugabe to vote MDC-T: Chamisa

MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has said former President Robert Mugabe was likely vote for him in the forthcoming general elections expected in July as the 94-year-old veteran politician has openly shown his disdain of his successor, President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu PF party for forcing him out of power.
In an interview with Sabc News recently, Chamisa said given the animosity between Mnangagwa and Mugabe, the former veteran leader was bound to vote against his erstwhile comrades.

BY XOLISANI NCUBE

“It’s a curse for country and a nation for such an elderly man in our country to be so angry, so we must be able to go and deal with that anger. I hope ED (President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa) will be mature enough to try and engage him and hear what his views are,” Chamisa said.

“He has his issues. I think as a former President and as a liberation icon, I feel for him because there are certain things he feels betrayed. And betrayal is not good in leadership. But again he has done his bit; he must allow us to move forward. But the good news for you is that, for the first time in the history of this country President Mugabe is not going to vote for Zanu PF, not only that, President Mugabe is going to vote for the opposition. And of course, the big question is the jury is still out, which opposition, I suspect he’s going to vote for the MDC.”

Chamisa’s utterances came amid speculation that he intended to meet Mugabe for his support in the forthcoming election. But the youthful MDC-T leader denied the allegations.

Mugabe, who was ousted in November, last year, in a military intervention, was now working at cross-purpose with his former top lieutenants whom he accused of betrayal.
He recently hinted that he would not vote for Zanu PF if Mnangagwa ignored his offer for dialogue to resolve a dispute that arose during the veteran politician’s ouster by the military.

Mugabe distanced himself from the Ambrose Mutinhiri-led National Patriotic Front, composed of former members of Zanu PF’s G40 faction, but indicated he would support the opposition party if it promoted the ruling party’s values and ideology which he said were now being abrogated.

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  1. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…Ko iwe Neriseni waisadawo kuti mukuru uyu abvewo pachigaro here? Unofunga haazvizive? Chimbotipawo manifesito yenyu tiyione mwachewe Neriseni.

  2. these guys they always oppose. they participated in the removal of mugabe. even tsvangirai addressed people a few hours at parliament before mugabe resigned. when ED gazetted Mugabes pension the oppossition cried…. that the money was too much and above all mugabe does not deserve immunity. now the same people are saying mugabe deserves more…PAMUMIRE CHAIPO NDEPAPI

    1. Opposition members are there to oppose on everything. He is now their darling after 19 years of accusing him as a devil. Hypocrictes!!!!!!!!!! Take him and give him a presidential post in your party

      1. chamisa did not mugabe was a darling. so like the pharises of old people still don’t know how to analise readings. jesus once asked them. how do you read the scriptures.

    2. TAURA HAKO THIS GUY IS DESPERATE FOR VOTES , SAKA ZVESE ZVINOTAURWA NE OPPOSITION NDEZVEKUNYEPA. IS THIS CHAMISA OF THE MDC , SHAME ON YOU .

  3. tendai chaminuka

    Neriseni if Mr Mugabe is going to vote for you surely it shows that you have great similarities saka ini hangu zvekudzosera nyika 300 years back.Kwedu kwaGutu tinoti.. Bodo.Surely #EDHASMYVOTE.Itai zvenyu zvemaBullet trains nezvaMugabe mega.Zim needs to move forward as we have gone to a new level

    1. iiiiii makapusa mukuru muchafa nenhamo kusvika mati sorry.

  4. Mugabe may not vote for Zanu – that doesn’t mean he may vote for the opposition – he may not vote at all. Just like many people who are now disillusioneD with both Zanu and MDC. If the likes of Nkosana Moyo up their game, they are a shoe in.

  5. EDiot ? KANA ?

  6. No no no kwete bodo ndaramba vote yamugabe kuMDC T kwete inounza munyama kubato hatiiidi priz

  7. Chamisa lacks maturity, Mnangagwa is mature.MDC T must put its house in order first. Ko Mugabe akavhotera MDC T ndiko kuti yahwinha here, very shallow minded this young man.Dai vanga vaina Arthur Mutambara better.

    1. You are the one with a shallow mind. Whats mature about sleeping in meetings? and after all we don’t eat maturity. Chamisa ripe for leading us to victory.

  8. “President Mugabe is not going to vote for Zanu PF, not only that, President Mugabe is going to vote for the opposition”. How many Presidents do we have?

    1. You are a keen observer Tom. This Nelson salutes Mugabe as President instead of former president and it speaks volumes about his much hyped intelligence. To err is human am not decided yet on who to vote for please appeal to me sent me your manifestos.

    2. The former is also known as President Mugabe, just like President Obama, President Bush, President Clinton, President Nujoma, President Kaunda and President Zuma. Once a President always a President whether dead or alive, retired or active. VaMugabe has the title for life – President Mugabe.

  9. Chamisa is destroying the opposition MDC from the inside, his statements are shallow to say the least.He is childish.Please can the elders in the MDC please write speeches for him and advise Chamisa on what to say and not to say.Nokuti zvimwe zvacho zvaanotaura so zvino pedza simba.How can he advocate for Mnangagwa to reconcile with Mugabe, Mugabe is the MDC’s LIFETIME ENEMY.Nyangwe iye Chamisa wacho kupenga chaiyiko Mugabe the person who killed MDC supporters all over the country and some have been maimed for life by Mugabe’s ruthless handling of the MDC supporters ndiye muunhu he still finds time to acknowledge.He should be wishing for kamudhara kaya to have retired way back Tsvangirai akatongawo when he was alive not kutaura nezve vote yaMugabe nyoka ye MDC iyoyo.

  10. i dont think Chamisa will will go far with MDC-T

  11. Politics seems to be getting heavy for Nelson. He may not last the mile, lets wait and see.

  12. Zimbabweans this is your opportunity to show your wisdom. Twenty years of suffering, now maseterwa pena tiwone muchagowesa here kana muchakuta futi

  13. It helps to get contextual meaning in everything. Lets not be like fools who just grab a statement and make noise out of it. Its true Mugabe is likely to vote for Nelson just like any other majority of the Zimbabwean populace. If he indeed vote Nelson it will a clear sign of vindication for the opposition that they have always been right all this while. Mugabe now sees things from the same angle as the rest of us so he is likely to do the right thing that is to vote for change (Nelson)

  14. We Zimbabweans, we major on a minor. Thats where we miss it, which is the very reason we continue to suffer. Even when we make our judgments, we are not well informed enough to make the sound decisions

  15. Chamisa stop being naive…..you should learn to keep quiet if you do not have anything tangible to talk about. There is absolutely nothing that we Miss about Mugabe and we do not owe him even an inch of respect after decimating and destroying our lives for three decades. These kinds of utterances will cost you dearly come July because anything that smells Mugabe will lose you the elections same like barking about bullet trains when our roads are pothole riddled…..Come on we deserve better Nelson and do not be over exicited but be positive and pragmatic.

  16. Gushungo weKwaZvimba

    Chamisa is still very childish, Mugabe’s vote can not propel him to office. Only yesterday u were against the same MUGABE, you pretend to love. This politics game is for real man, not boys. Vhoteranai but musingakanwe kuti ED means business.n #EDHASMYVOTE

  17. MDC is like a church sinners are welcome all the times so if Mugabe said he was not going to vote for zanu but for opposition that means the opposition parties welcome him including CHAMISA no matter how evil he is . This thing of maturity is kak mhani people mature differently that is why at 75 ED has not matured enough and chamisa at 40 matured than ED BCOZ HE SPEAKS MORE SENSE than ED. Since he took over from bob i am yet to hear ED talk sense .

    1. WHY KUVHUMUKA VOTES WILL TALK

  18. Shut up Nelson, first go and solve your power grab with Khupe before commenting about Zanupf. Back stabber we know that you have always had business deals with Bob in Gushungo dairies and ensuring that Learnmore Jongwe would not live

  19. You must have smoked your own shiite why Ed is the one who took power from uncle bob by force not Chamisa pliz leave our president alone

  20. Zvakozvenyuhazvirehwimayivepi Mazivazvangumhakayakora

    Comment…Tanga zvako naKhupe. Kubvira 1997 waiti musarukwa ngavazorore. Nhasi woda kuvagadzirisa
    namudhara iwe? Aaaa! zvako wapedza?

  21. BUT EVEN IF YOU WAKE UP IN MEETINGS TO TELL US THAT MUGABE WILL VOTE FOR CHAMISA KURARA KURI NANI , SINCE YOUR LEADER RESPECTS ELDERS VERY MUCH HOW WILL HE DEAL WITH THE DELARATION THAT HE SAID , MUGABE SAID THE MDC WILL NEVER RULE THIS COUNTRY , AS AN ELDER HIS WORDS STILL HOLD UNTIL HE REVERSES THEM , YOUR LEADER IS STILL A BABY , TOO YOUNG FOR THE STATE HOUSE. TOO MUCH FLIP FLOPPING SUCH TYPE MAY LEGALISE GAYS & LESBIANS.

  22. Comment…I hv seen Kuti most people are not yet mature in politics,Y Chamisa is saying that coz Mugabe still hv influence in society ,if Mugabe today says he votes for Chamisa ,obviously he will follows ,thats the only reason

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