Chamisa key player: Diplomats

ALGERIAN ambassador to Zimbabwe, Nacerdine Sai has said MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had a key role to play in rebuilding and stabilising the country despite his controversial defeat by Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa in last week’s presidential race.

BY TINOTENDA MUNYUKWI

Nelson Chamisa

Addressing journalists soon after meeting Mnangagwa yesterday, Sai said the over two million votes that Chamisa garnered in the presidential race qualified him to be considered a key stakeholder in shaping the country’s future.

“The number of votes the candidate, Chamisa, got shows that he has a role to play in this nation. They [MDC Alliance] have the voice and they have to continue to voice their opinion, although we call for respect of the results of the elections, whatever are the results,” Sai said.

Chamisa, who garnered 44,3% of the vote compared to Mnangagwa’s 50,8%, claimed the results were rigged and has approached the courts to overturn his rival’s victory.

Speaking at the same event, Angolan ambassador to Zimbabwe, Pedro Hendrick Vaal Neto, said: “We think that everyone in the country is supposed to work in the sense of bettering the situation in the country and everyone should unite with the government in order to be in a better position to solve mostly the economic and social problems of the country.”

Recently, Mnangagwa ruled out any possibility of forming a Government of National Unity with Chamisa.

South African ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mphakama Mbete, said the contestations surrounding the election results must be expeditiously resolved using constitutional channels.

“We think that there are no perfect elections, there is no country with perfect elections, so we wouldn’t expect elections here to be perfect. We are hopeful that the outstanding issues will be resolved through the channels provided by the constitutional framework of Zimbabwe,” he said.

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21 Comments

  1. That zanu woman is a pathological liar.

  2. Comment…KUWIRIRANAKWAKANAKAKUGARAKUNZWANANA GARANEWAKOMURUDOHAMANDISHE. PAMWE CHETE HONGU TINOGONA KUSHAMBIRA TIKAYAMBUKA GUNGWA DEMA IRI. TOGETHER WE CAN SWIM AS ONE NATION. YES WE CAN SWIM!!!
    YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! MAPOPOMA NEMAFASHAMU MAZHINJI EMAROPAFADZO. GOD BLESS OUR MOTHER LAND.

  3. Zimbabweans never asked for nor expected a “perfect” election, no. Zimbabweans wanted an election that is dispute-free or credible chete. ZEC failed in their mandate by becoming a player instead of a referee. All these disputes could have been avoided had ZEC done more to expect them, than hope they would never occur. Nothing will ever hide that fact. One begins to wonder what qualifications are required to become a ZEC commissioner – some of them could hardly, when reading results, distinguish thousands from ten thousands etc and had to read results three times as if they failed their primary school maths. Some were hardly audible as if they were ashamed or unsure of what they were reading out. Body language sold them out!

    1. When analyzing you want to take off your blinkers and look at the situation objectively.If you take Chamisa’s position which is based on malice and lies then whatever you say lakes value and merit. He has approached the courts and the reason he going there is because he knows that these courts are impartial. Therefore we expected him and his blind supporters to respect the verdict once pronounced. Chamsa lied to you and raised your expectations. He is only making this noise to manage your expectations.

      1. none have expectations but the real situation is clear 75% of 5.6 million voted thats 4.2 million people voted and Chamisa got more-than 2.5 million so how could garwe wins

      2. How are they impartial when 2000,2002,2005,2008 and 2013 election results which were contested by MDC judgments have not yet been given in all of them urimbwa.

      3. With more than 2 m votes apiece separated by less than 6% and with anomalies that were clearly avoidable, including ZEC’s lack of transparency, I would follow the same route Chamisa is following. He is following the law – isn’t that what all those who oppose him including ZEC said. Let’s hear the case at Con Court. His evidence might astound us all. ZEC failed to make it easy for every contester to win – they did the opposite. If they’d done so no one would be arguing. They went in as if they were omniscient I hope the total of their combined legal knowledge and experience will not fall short.

  4. Zimbabweans, we are living as a cursed nation, yet not. All we need now is to unite for the sake of our nation to move forward. Our leadership demonstrated that it belongs to Christian World. It is high time they practise this by engaging each other and the nation as a whole unless they are hypocrites .Children of Zimbabwe have suffered enough and our political leaders should hear us and make Zimbabwe move forward. If our leaders preach what they say, they should unite Zimbabweans now for the sake of a better future.

  5. The Way Forward Zimbabwe

    in my view, Zimbabweans are in better space than during the ‘old dispensation’- just remember the chaotic land redistribution egregiously used as a campaign tool, just remember the shameful onslaught on the Supreme Court in the early 2000s, just remember the wanton raid of war veteran pension funds and the arbitrary printing of money to satisfy the same war veterans, just remember the beatings that the populace suffered, just remember the intolerance of other political parties dating back to the early 1990s of Tekere’s Zimbabwe Unity Movement (Zum), the list goes on. For the first time Zimbos could vote at least peacefully and freely, never mind the apparent rigging still to be verified, for now opposition can challenge the election results with hope, etc. Certainly free and fair elections are typically difficult to realise – it doesn’t matter where, and certainly democratice processes are not an event, they come through a lot of sacrifices, courage, etc. I think we are on our way to getting it right. Let’s strive to conduct ourselves responsibly such that we do not lose lives

  6. MAKAHWINA TONGAI MEGA MAZIKAVA MUNODIREYI KUURAYA VANHU MAKAURAYA VANHU MUTOWN MOUYA MUCHITI NGATIBATANE MAZIREMA .

  7. Comment…SA feels safe under Ed thats why they were first to congratulate him and say Chamisa must accept rigged polls.They have too many biznesses in Zim .Even more than 30buses everyday carrying finished product from Sa to Zim .Ugofunga kuti ma industry achamuka mayouth agashanda under Ed.Mukai vanha weZim

  8. Tongai tione kwamunosvika

  9. kid marongorongo

    MDCA lacks respect they should behave first then they will be considered for leadership, we don’t want leaders that are so violent and disrespectful like chamisa, he should work on his maturity and tamper so Mnanganwa should not consider these guys in his coming government, until they are counseled to control themselves and that will be after 2023 elections.

    1. MDC haina army …, e army killed the people….., so MDC has no violence …. mamuripi 2008 mdara imimi ….? every Zimbabwean has a right to protest but no one has e right to take even the simplest life ………….

    2. shallow in mind boss ZANU-PF’s DNA is fully marked with violence and murder from the fisrt day they where born. GUKURAHUNDI , DEATH OF activists, 2008 short and long sleeves know they are killing un-armed civilians firing open bullets to civilians then you say ……….. I am ashamed with your statement boss

    3. RESPECT?? WHAT RESPECT DOES ZANU PF DESERVE. ALL THEY KNOW IS TO RIG. MIND YOU, RESPECT SHOULD BE EARNED NOT DEMANDED. ZANU PF LOST THEIR PRIVILEGES OF RESPECT LONG BACK WHEN THEY DECIDED NOT TO STICK TO THE RULE OF LAW AND OPTED TO BECOME POPULISTS. ZANU IS DEAD. 38 YEARS OF RULE BUT NO RESULTS. THIS GOVERNMENT IS WORST THAN THE THE DEVIL HIMSELF, MADHAKWA NEROPA REVANHU VASINA MHAKA RAMAKANWA SINCE 2008 ELECTIONS. MURI MAREMA EVANHU

  10. Kwemaimhanyira muchienda muchiparidzira vana Britain,EU,Commonwealth muchidaidzira kuti hamuna kufanana naMugabe,hezvoka makawina,endaika muchindopihwa rubatsiro uye modzoserwa kumabatoka ezvipasi rose tione kungwara kwenyu ikoko.

  11. Kwemaimhanyira muchienda muchiparidzira vana Britain,EU,Commonwealth muchidaidzira kuti hamuna kufanana naMugabe,hezvoka makawina,endaika muchindopihwa rubatsiro uye modzoserwa kumabatoka ezvipasi rose tione kungwara kwenyu ikoko.

  12. shallow in mind boss ZANU-PF’s DNA is fully marked with violence and murder from the fisrt day they where born. GUKURAHUNDI , DEATH OF activists, 2008 short and long sleeves know they are killing un-armed civilians firing open bullets to civilians then you say ……….. I am ashamed with your statement boss

  13. ZANu has shown love this time around but imi maMDC ndimi maratidza hate yakanyanisa. Munoda kuti vanhu vatambure so that u win elections. What exdactly do you think rual people would votes for MDC?????? More over U hate everyone including ZANU, army, ZEC, police, etc saka wenyu ndevapi??????? Sorry that people lost their lives unnecessarily but u do not blame yourselves for the destruction you were causing on that day. U forced people to close shops, u burnt cars and building u stoned shops, so maida kuti muregererwe muchiita zvose izvozvo here? U are the ones diving people instead of uniting thgem . Chamisa lied about ZEC before elections and proven wrong. Now yr rigging is no longer premised on what u demanded before elections. Muri kuregerei kuti mavotes aChamisa migrated to ED’s sekutaura kwamaiita nezveballot???? Musafunge kuti munhu wose anoda MDC. Nhamo iri nani chose pane kuvhotera a directionless party like MDC. Maida kuti Chamisa kuti avhoterwe kuti aita sei?????

  14. Comment…will face the reality ,

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