Mnangagwa courts Chamisa

PRESIDENT-ELECT Emmerson Mnangagwa has challenged his main rival and MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa, to call for peace and unity to ensure that Zimbabwe embarks on a rebuilding trajectory. Addressing journalists at State House yesterday, Mnangagwa said Chamisa had a crucial role to play in the future of the country, a subtle indication that he could consider roping him into his government.

BY STAFF REPORTER

PRESIDENT-ELECT Emmerson Mnangagwa

“To Nelson Chamisa, I want to say you have a crucial role to play in Zimbabwe’s present and in its unfolding future.
Let us both call for peace and unity in our land; call for both louder than ever. That is the role of a leader. That is our joint responsibility, even though discharged and fulfilled differently,” he said.

Mnangagwa, however, could not be drawn into confirming if the MDC Alliance would be part of his government, saying once he was sworn-in he would exercise his prerogative on who to work with.

He said he would be President of all Zimbabwean regardless of their political affiliation to ensure that the seemly divided Zimbabwe was united.

“Now that the people have spoken, I hear your call. I pledge to be a listening President, a fair President, a responsible and inclusive leader,” Mnangagwa said.

Chamisa has, however, disputed Mnangagwa’s victory, saying the results released by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission were doctored while threatening to challenge them in the courts.

The President-elect said because Zimbabwe was a full democracy, Chamisa was free to approach the courts and present his case against his victory.

Mnangagwa, who came under fire following the fatal shooting of at least seven people in Harare’s CBD on Wednesday by soldiers, promised to appoint an independent commission soon to investigate the killings.

15 Comments

  1. Tiri kuda rerun apa kana kut veZec voannouncer mapresidential poll echokwadi Comment…

    1. Haiwawo tibvirei apa.Makanga muripi muchidyiwa makutaura twusina nebasa rese.

      1. Ngapaite rerun futi

  2. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe 'KG'

    Comment…RUNYARARO RWUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWANGU. RUNYARARO RWUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWAKO. RUNYARARO RUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWEDU TOSE. Zvadaro, RUGARE RWUNOZVARWA NERUNYARARO munyika, uye pasi rose. Nekuti, KUWIRIRANAKWAKANAKAKUGARAKUNZWANANA GARANEWAKOMURUDOHAMANDISHE. Zvakadaro, tose ngatizive kuti
    Zimbabwe inyika yedu tose vene veZimbabwe. Nekudaro, saraudzo dzakapfuwura, ngatichiwona kuti nyika yedu ingayerere seyi UCHI neMUKAKA. Kuitira kuti tisiyire vana vedu nhaka yakanaka kwete kusiyira mhuri nhamo nematambudziko sekunge tirivanhu vasina kubereka. Nekudaro ngatiwone kuti tTASHAMBIRA pamwe semhuri imwe yeZimbabwe. WE SWIM TOGETHER AS ONE NATION AND ACHIVE A AN EXALLENT GOAL. LET US REMOVE AN ELEMENT OF DAUGHT FROM OUR MINDS. THEREFORE, LET US NOT THINK OF SINKING, BECAUSE, SINKING IS NOT AN OPTION, SO LET’S THINK OF SWIMMING AND CROSS THIS DIP BLACK SEA TOGETHER AS A NATION. THEREFORE, “YES WE CAN SWIM.” “YES WE CAN SWIM.” Obama Barrack paakapinda muOffice akati, “YES WE CAN.” Ahana kuti, YES WE CAN or WE CAN NOT.” Because he was not daughting. So, let us not DAUGHT as well. “YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! SLOGAN yemhuri imwechete, “ONE NATION.”

  3. Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    RUNYARARO RWUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWANGU. RUNYARARO RWUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWAKO. RUNYARARO RUNOZVARWA NERUDO RWEDU TOSE. Zvadaro, RUGARE RWUNOZVARWA NERUNYARARO munyika, uye pasi rose. Nekuti, KUWIRIRANAKWAKANAKAKUGARAKUNZWANANA GARANEWAKOMURUDOHAMANDISHE. Zvakadaro, tose ngatizive kuti
    Zimbabwe inyika yedu tose vene veZimbabwe. Nekudaro, saraudzo dzakapfuwura, ngatichiwona kuti nyika yedu ingayerere seyi UCHI neMUKAKA. Kuitira kuti tisiyire vana vedu nhaka yakanaka kwete kusiyira mhuri nhamo nematambudziko sekunge tirivanhu vasina kubereka. Nekudaro ngatiwone kuti tTASHAMBIRA pamwe semhuri imwe yeZimbabwe. WE SWIM TOGETHER AS ONE NATION AND ACHIVE A AN EXALLENT GOAL. LET US REMOVE AN ELEMENT OF DAUGHT FROM OUR MINDS. THEREFORE, LET US NOT THINK OF SINKING, BECAUSE, SINKING IS NOT AN OPTION, SO LET’S THINK OF SWIMMING AND CROSS THIS DIP BLACK SEA TOGETHER AS A NATION. THEREFORE, “YES WE CAN SWIM.” “YES WE CAN SWIM.” Obama Barrack paakapinda muOffice akati, “YES WE CAN.” Ahana kuti, YES WE CAN or WE CAN NOT.” Because he was not daughting. So, let us not DAUGHT as well. “YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! SLOGAN yemhuri imwechete, “ONE NATION.”

  4. Captured Zimbo Mentality

    @ChrisHarare …nokuti isu togara mumaguta tosapota imwe pati so zvido zvedu kunyanya. ZEC ikaramba tokumbira nyika dzekumadokero dziwedzere masanctions nokuti kandidheti wedu ndoafanira kutonga chete. Kana tosafa nemasanction, mishonga isawanikwa, magetsi oshayikwa, chikafu etc toziva tikufira a worthy cause…

  5. An urgent audit is paramount to legitimise the winner. Zec should in future elections be all inclusive and notto look as if they are the ruling party. A caretaker president like speaker of parliament is needed when approaching elections to avoid abuse of state institutions and national resourses. Politicians can do anything to retain power ruining the economy. Even life is not valued.

  6. Chamisa lost the strategy in rural areas which contribute about 67% of Zimbabwe population. Harare is not Zimbabwe.

  7. "KG" Kuwiriranakwakanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Comment…Veduwe, sarudzo dzakapfuura. Kwemakore mashanu anotevera vaMnangagwa ndivo vanenge vari President. Nekudaro,zvakungodiwa ndezvekuti vave MUTUNGAMIRI, kwete MUTONGI.Uye chikwata chavo chemakurukota chova vevanhu vanoshanda,kwete ana GAMAURERE. The President said, “WE SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER.” NO! SINKING should not be an option. So, we should bury the word SINK & retain the word SWIM. “YES WE SWIM!!! YES WE SWIM!!! YES WE SWIM!!! Slogan ine hunhu. Tosiyana nezvekuti, pasi nanhingi webato iro. Pasi nangana uyo. Guva rangana/nhingi warawara. Nekuti zvekudaro, hazvidi kudaro, zvakare apana kwazvinotisvitsa. Asi kuti tichangosiya mbiri yeCHIGANDANGA neTORORO kuvana nevanotevera, voramba vachingodya nhoko dzezvironda. Ngawonewo kuti tasiya mbiri yakanaka kune vanotevera. HAMAWE, apana chisina mbiri. Chakanaka, chinembiri, uye chakashata chinopawo mbiri. VaMandela vakasiya mbiri. VaSeseseko vakasiyawo mbiri. Apana asiri masiyambiri. Asi kuti mbiri ndidzo dzinosiyana. Vene veZimbabwe, “YES WE CAN SWIM!!!
    YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! Therefore, Mr President, the Cabinet, MPS and Councillors may you
    LEAD us swimming across this dip black sea, as we only need LEADERS and not RULERS. YES WE CAN SWIM!!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!
    MAPOPOMA NEMAFASHAMU MAZHINJI ZHINJI EMAROPAFADZO kuvene vose veZimbabwe. GOD BLESS ZIMBABWE.

  8. "KG" Kuwiriranakwanakakugarakunzwanana Garanewakomurudohamandishe

    Veduwe, sarudzo dzakapfuura. Kwemakore mashanu anotevera vaMnangagwa ndivo vanenge vari President. Nekudaro,zvakungodiwa ndezvekuti vave MUTUNGAMIRI, kwete MUTONGI.Uye chikwata chavo chemakurukota chova vevanhu vanoshanda,kwete ana GAMAURERE. The President said, “WE SINK OR SWIM TOGETHER.” NO! SINKING should not be an option. So, we should bury the word SINK & retain the word SWIM. “YES WE SWIM!!! YES WE SWIM!!! YES WE SWIM!!! Slogan ine hunhu. Tosiyana nezvekuti, pasi nanhingi webato iro. Pasi nangana uyo. Guva rangana/nhingi warawara. Nekuti zvekudaro, hazvidi kudaro, zvakare apana kwazvinotisvitsa. Asi kuti tichangosiya mbiri yeCHIGANDANGA neTORORO kuvana nevanotevera, voramba vachingodya nhoko dzezvironda. Ngawonewo kuti tasiya mbiri yakanaka kune vanotevera. HAMAWE, apana chisina mbiri. Chakanaka, chinembiri, uye chakashata chinopawo mbiri. VaMandela vakasiya mbiri. VaSeseseko vakasiyawo mbiri. Apana asiri masiyambiri. Asi kuti mbiri ndidzo dzinosiyana. Vene veZimbabwe, “YES WE CAN SWIM!!!
    YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!! Therefore, Mr President, the Cabinet, MPS and Councillors may you
    LEAD us swimming across this dip black sea, as we only need LEADERS and not RULERS. YES WE CAN SWIM!!!! YES WE CAN SWIM!!
    MAPOPOMA NEMAFASHAMU MAZHINJI ZHINJI EMAROPAFADZO kuvene vose veZimbabwe. GOD BLESS ZIMBABWE.

  9. ZANU PF NEVER SEIZE TO AMAZE SURELY THEY CLAIM THEY WON THE ELECTIONS?IFIT WASNT FOR THEIR PRISCILLA CHIGUMBA DOCTORED ELECTIONS WHERE WOULD THEY BE?REMEMBER ZIMBABWEANS MR MNANGAGWA GOT INTO OFFICE THROUGH A COUP,HE HAS NEVER WON AN ELECTION IN HIS LIFE EVEN DURING THE MUGABE ERA HE WAS APPOINTED AFTER FAILING TO SECURE A SINGLE VOTE,THEN PRESIDENT MUGABE WOULD APPOINT HIM AFTER REALISING HIS COMRADE IN ARMS IS ALWAYS LOSING EVEN PRIMARY ELECTIONS.NOW THAT HE HAS SEIZED POWER THROUGH A COUP TO BECOME A PRESIDENT HE THINKS ZIMBABWEANS VOTED FOR HIM.THIS WILL STING A LITTLE BIT YOU KNOW VERY WELL MR MNANGAGWA THAT YOU LOST THE ELECTION TO YOUNG CHAMISA ONLY YOU ARE BENT ON USING FORCE TO DENY THIS YOUNG MAN THE WHAT PEOPLE VOTED FOR,ITS ONLY YOUR DESPERATION TO ROPE IN THE MILITARY TO KILL UNARMED INNOCENT CIVILLIANS TELLS WHAT TYPE OF A PERSON YOU ARE.YOU ALWAYS SAY ZIMBABWE IS A DEMOCRATIC STATE YET YOU ARE THE ONE DECEIVING PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU WHILST SANCTIONING THE SHOOT TO KILL TO INSTILL FEAR IN INNOCENT ZIMBABWEANS.SHAME ON ZANU PF.EVEN THE MATHS SPEAK A LARGE VOLUME OF RIGGING,YOU HAD ZEC DOCTOR THE RESULTS SO THAT YOU GET A MAJORITY TO DO WHAT YOU WANT CHANGE THE CONSTITUTION AT WILL,AS A LAW ABIDING CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE WHO RESPECTS THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE LAND I AM DARING YOU MR MNANGAGWA TO CALL FOR A RECOUNT IF YOU REALLY PROMOTE DEMOCRACY AS YOU CLAIM,LETS GO FOR A RECOUNT WITH INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE.YOUR HISTORY OF NEVER WINNING AN ELECTION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF WHAT HAS CHANGED NOW ?BECAUSE YOU ARE FORCING PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE TO ACCEPT YOU AS PRESIDENT KNOWING FULLY WELL THAT YOU RIGGED WITH THE HELP OF YOUR APPOINTED ZEC LED BY CHIGUMBURA.I AM GOING TO CHALLENGE YOUR VICTORY ELECTIONS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE FREE AND FAIR NOT TO USE THE ARMY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE TO FORCE PEOPLE INTO SUBMISSION,PREPARE FOR A LANDMARK LEGAL BATTLE WE WANT A RECOUNT WITHOUT ZEC.THIS IS AN OPEN CHALLENGE TO YOU MR MNANGAGWA.

  10. Those who want a re-run , who will administer and finance the election?

    2. The reason why MDC lost has been the same reason ever since. surely if you see that your money is being stolen from the left pocket , why not put it in the right pocket and change the route.

    Zanu PF starts preparing for the elections immediately after the election and MDC immediately before the elections.

    Appreciatibly , MDC did very well .They must be applauded. They now need to archieve the lessons as a bedrock for 2023 .

    Instead of majoring on electoral fundamentals ,now MDC should major on developmental issues while keeping one foot on electoral processes.The

    Hopefully, the party will not field a new candidate. Now is the time to polish on their presidential candidate personality brand. Personal brand equity is pivotal.

    On the other had , ZANU needs to cleanse its corporate brand . ED was very impressive in establishing an earthmoving personal brand in 8 months.

  11. Farai Johnson Nhire

    Ed may not have won an election against Chebundo for the very same reason why the late Tsvangirai lost an election to Keneth Manyonda of Zanu Pf in his home area. That fact did not make Tsvangirai a political nobody. Also, Ed’s support became so obvious as soon as he started campaigning. The sizes of crowds surrounding him those days were so huge but the private media and some so called political analysts managed to wrongly convince Nelson that those people would vote for him instead come election day. I do not know what logic they used to reach that concusion. This is a very big lesson for Nelson. Private Media inomupinza musango. Remember the baba jukwa phenomenon.

  12. We have to depart from Mugabe’s traditional postelection hostility.
    Chamisa’s struggle to come to terms with the electoral loss is psychologically understandable.
    Nonetheless, we cannot take the bloody route to justify our grievances as Zimbabwe is not a banana republic. We are at liberty to file suit to demand electoral justice.
    Notwithstanding, Mnangagwa the winner cannot wish away Chamisa’s close to 50% political command. His supporters expressed varying opinions during the election and thus Mnangagwa is obliged to stretch a hand of friendship to harmonize and incorporate Chamisa’s campaign agendas to heal the broken people.
    Chamisa has unequivocally to reciprocate by dropping his hardline stance that he can only recognize the outcome of the election iff he wins. We cannot remain in the electioneering mode indefinitely.
    The days of the winner–take-all form of government are long gone and thus we must complement one another to pick up the pieces from where Mugabe left and kick start the moribund economy.
    Meanwhile the media must now express professionalism because their political inclinations during the electoral season has been well documented.
    May peace prevail!

  13. Chamisa is immature, at first I was supporting him but later on hearing his speeches mmmmh I changed my mind. Mupfana anoda kumbokura

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