Mugabe party endorses Chamisa

MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa’s political star rose significantly yesterday after National Patriotic Front (NPF), which is believed to be linked to former President Robert Mugabe, endorsed his candidature.

BY BLESSED MHLANGA

Several NPF top officials, including its spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire, turned up for an MDC Alliance protest march in Harare, and pledged to back Chamisa’s candidature in next month’s presidential race.

Mawarire charmed the crowd when he chanted the MDC-T slogan, before addressing thousands of protestors, saying: “We will be voting for president Chamisa.

“By July 30, he will be providing us with universities, hospitals and cash in the banks.”

Mawarire, who was accompanied by Jim Kunaka, who once led the notorious shadowy Zanu PF group, Chipangano, described Chamisa as the country’s only hope.

NPF is said to be the brainchild of the deposed Mugabe and his G40 allies, who were ousted by the military last November.

Chamisa, who leads both the MDC-T and MDC Alliance brought business in the city’s central business district to a halt when he led the demonstrators in a peaceful march to force the government and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to implement a number of reforms ahead of the elections.

Clad in a red work suit and matching helmet, the youthful presidential aspirant led the procession to the Zec offices, where they handed over a petition with 10 key demands, which the opposition wants addressed before the July 30 elections.

“When we handed over the petition to Zec, they (officials) asked us where we got the people and I told them, these are the people on the voters’ roll, they are demanding that their vote be protected,” he said.

Chamisa said the demonstration was meant to demand security of the vote.

“Fear not that this year’s election will be stolen.

“We are not doing this because we are afraid of an election.

“We are doing this because we love [President Emmerson] Mnangagwa and we want to stop him from cheating,” he said.

“He [Mnangagwa] must not cheat himself to victory, because if he does that, he will be cheating the people of Zimbabwe.

“So, we want, because of love, to save Mr Mnangagwa and my brother [Vice-President] Constantino Chiwenga.

“We want, because of love, to save Zanu PF by holding a free and fair election.”

Chamisa said the party would not relent until conditions for a free and fair election were in place.

“We will not stop until we get reformed, because July 30 is not just a date for elections.

“July 30 is a day for ending the cash crisis.

“July 30 is a day of putting cash in your pockets,” he said.

The MDC Alliance leader warned that if their demands, which included an audit of the voters’ roll, inspection of the ballot paper and demilitarisation of the Zec secretariat, were not implemented, they would refuse to be railroaded into a farcical poll.

“We are not going to stop, we are going to take this demonstration to other towns. We are not going to relent until our demands are met,” he said.

Chamisa capped the demonstration by declaring to Zec and Zanu PF that he enjoyed the overwhelming support of the people.

“We have the people, we have the support of the people of Zimbabwe,” he said.

MDC-T chairman, Morgen Komichi said the alliance had the capacity to sustain the demonstration and even block the polls if reforms are not granted.

“When we said elections will not happen unless reforms are granted, this is what we meant. We have the capacity to sustain this movement until July 30 on a daily basis,” he said.

Chamisa is the presidential candidate of the MDC Alliance, which comprises seven opposition parties, namely MDC-T, MDC, Zim PF, PDP (Tendai Biti), Transform Zimbabwe, Zanu Ndonga and Multi-Racial Democrats.

Several other opposition parties, including Dumiso Dabengwa’s Zapu and former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s People’s Rainbow Coalition, have indicated their willingness to join Chamisa’s grouping.

39 Comments

  1. Comment…ED came public saying Zanupf is going to win resoundingly cz inevanhu. now open up the level playing field to prove that. Simple. allow voters roll inspection and auditing, transparency on ballot printing, number of polling stations and their locations, change ZEC Mugabe Secretariat and allow diaspora voters vana veZimbabwe. we want to prove your words ED, open up air waves at ZBC for all political parties kwete kuti iteverere ma rally enyu chete chete mozoti munavanhu. kana muinavo why do you refuses to proved by the same people

    ZEC is an independent institution as you say, though its not because it is remote controlled by your government. Justice Makarau went with her boss, now Justice Chigumba came in with her boss. so, where is the independence of this commission

    1. Was Chigumba supposed to be appointed by Chamisa or what. Lets follow the laws of the land. Sure MDC could have made these amendments in parliament over the past 5 years and done all these demos etc not less than 2 months before the election they are being insincere. The real issue is that many of their members didn’t resistor to vote and they didn’t do the necessary ground work to ensure that all members have registered. I am not for ZANU hangu but looking at it they have done their homework more than my MDC and it pains me that our leadership is concentrating on the wrong thing

      1. uuuuuh it seems yu are for Zanu blood PF

      2. What statistics are you using to substantiate your statement of saying MDC members did not register to vote. Which ground work are you referring to here.

  2. Chigora Chigora

    Hezvokoooooo!

  3. Chamisa is power greedy. He has seen that he is going to loose he is making demands like voters roll auditing. Where is getting it from our constitution, who and when is it going to be done? ZEC has been open to that and even requested them MDC to fund it. MDC-T has gone to the extent of going into bed with Mugabe, Chipangano who were killing us MDC supporters. After elections that might be the end of MDC because its not principled. They are prepared to destroy Zimbabwe just for them to go to power. Its like Mujuru, ZAPU, APA etc they are also power greedy but they cant join with MDC because their principles are totally different. How can MDC join forces with NPF

    1. nonsense

      1. nonsense uchasvotwa.Anonymous

    2. Hahaha MDC is the people therefore it cant be destroyed. Chipanganos have seen the light. Only you and a few criminal elements are still in the dark.

    3. Mnxiiiiiiii

    4. kkkkkkkkkk, this is Obert Gutu

  4. MDC ALLIANCE ichurch yepanze haizare, chenga ose manhanga hakuna risina mhodzi.

  5. Chinja Maitiro

    This Anonymous guy is so backward! Wake up and smell the coffee man. Hezvookooooo!Bhwaaaaa!

  6. Chinja Maitiro

    Hezvo ukooo, bhwaaaaaa!

  7. This anonymous thing is an idiot,it doesn’t want zimbabwe to be industrialized and economically emancipated yet ED Mnangagwa and his zanu pf are the problem zimbabweans are facing today. Families have been disintergrated customary and economically disimpowered yet such idiots are keeping on pulling zimbabwe backwards into stone age. Why do these bastards sees change as an evil thing to them but they preferred to loved destruction as a cornerstone as a well wished stance? What goes around comes around,a fate day to you all evil does will come by.

  8. Kana mukaDemonstreta every day hazvinei nesu its your business. Ko maElections anohwiniwa neDemo here. Usazvinyepere Samaritani Jim Basikiti and others will contribute nothing ndosaka takavadzinga.

  9. Mother of Demonic Church MDC whose bishop is a newly crowned and violent demon. Its like a sheep and speaks like a dragon. It will mislead all the people and will put a mark of death on their foreheads and right hand. That will be the end of all. Mark these words.

  10. hezvooooooooooooooooko Bhwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    mungandidini hapana hapana

  11. jeppy jaboon and the new patriotic front jazz band kkk nana bhaskiti kkk bunch of confused baboons ZVINAME nyangwe mukasura sei Zanu pf inobuda gore richabuda Dembare mubhora whether mugabe blesses you or not iyewakato dzingwa muZanu. Dream on dreamers

  12. jeppy jaboon and the new patriotic front jazz band kkk so what? nana bhaskiti

  13. Vana anonymous smell the coffee buda mu cage mawakavharirwa uone chaedza.

  14. But we need to be careful. Chipangano is unrepentent. Musazochema na Jimu uyu. But zvinonakidza kuti Mugabe will vote MDC naGire.

  15. GET RID OF MUGABE CONSTITUTION

    I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

    1. Do you really live in Australia…. ? If this were the case can we have your physical coordinates in that far off land ? have quite a few colleagues in Perth and Australia is this vast place but surely you must have an address in this vast place or do you ?

  16. Hapana Hapana chiripo apo!! Chamisa and his bandwagon of sell-outs have received donations of gargantuan proportions for 20 years and yet they have never done anything for anyone except enriching themselves and their cronies!! Musavimbe neshiri irimumuti veduwe!

  17. DR JAM NDATI MUSATONYOKO WAKO URIMBWA

  18. haticheuke taramba chisa chamisa chisa toizzviita every day vakaramba vaa benzi avo kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk chinja

  19. Ko kumbochinjawo muriwo, mazuva ose lacto chete muri zvikuturu rudzii zvisingasvinure nhai

  20. To be endorsed by Mugabe is a curse. Nhasi Mugabe wanaka nekuti ave kuda Chamisa?

  21. WE CANT BE FOUND VOTING FOR A PARTY THAT HAS NOT DELIVERED A THING IN THE PAST 37 YEARS.WE AINT FOOLS.I THINK ITS HIGH TIME WE VOTE FOR A CHANGE.HEZVOOOKO BHWAAAA…CHISA CHAMISA CHISA

  22. WE CANT BE FOUND VOTING FOR A PARTY THAT HAS NOT DELIVERED A THING IN THE PAST 37 YEARS.WE AINT FOOLS.I THINK ITS HIGH TIME WE VOTE FOR A CHANGE.HEZVOOOKO BHWAAAA…CHISA CHAMISA CHISA

  23. WE CANT BE FOUND VOTING FOR A PARTY WHICH HAS NOT DELIVERED A THING IN THE PAST 37 YEARS.WE AINT FOOLS.I THINK ITS HIGH TIME WE VOTE FOR A CHANGE.CHISA CHAMISA CHISA.HEZVOOO UKO BHWAAAAAA

  24. kkkkkkkkkkk ummmmm pakaipa NHASI MUGABE WAMAITUKA ANAKA MANJE ,AAKUDAWO DEMOCRACY ,AKAISA MITEMO IYOYI NDIYANI ,KUBATANA NECHIPANGANO YAITIROVA PAMBARE APO KKKKKK NO FUTURE NACHAMISA WENYU IYEYE BASA NDEREKUNYEPA KUREVANHEMA DZIRIPACHENA KUDARO HAUNYARI HERE.MORGAN TSVANGIRAI WAS A LEGEND NDAZOZVIONA INI.HE NEVER PROMISED PEOPLE ZVEMANYEPO NDOOSAKA TAKAMUVHOTERA MUNA 2008

  25. Chamisa change is here at last, welcome to new Zim!!!!muchida musingade Chamisa pfeeeeeee!!!

  26. Shame on all that join hands with the murderers – NPF and CHipangano. It’s now clear that MDC Leaders vari kuda power chete for personal gain. How can you join hands nevaurayi va2008. Hooo musangano weZANU ndiwo wakauraya asi vanhu vaivemo vakadzingwa havana kuuraya. You are fools. You were promised transparency but you demand transparency yezvinhu zviri kuda kuzoitwa after nomination courts.

  27. Hama, mbavha dzinotendeukavo dzikapinda denga raMwari. Saka akaipa angadzingwa muchurch seiko iye aziva kuti kutenga kuna Mwari. Regai vatendeuke.

  28. Comment…Mugabe now opposition. Pazvakataurwa kuti nerimwe remazuva muchava bato rikwikwidza makaramba. Nhasi hezvoka.

  29. feel it! Chamisa is here. lets all go and vote for a better Zimbabwe brothers and sisters. if the demands we made yesterday are not bad so implement them ka nhai ZEC. the youth are the future an we vehemently demand our future. HEZVOKO BWAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH.

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