SOCIAL movement group #Tajamuka/Sesijikile yesterday joined the MDC Alliance in disputing results of last week’s elections, claiming President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa did not win the July 30 polls.
BY TAFADZWA MUTACHA
Addressing journalists in Harare, #Tajamuka/Sesijikile spokesperson Promise Mkwananzi said the group was ready to resist Mnangagwa’s government.
“We will not accept or recognise Mnangagwa as a legitimately elected President, we will resist his leadership with every means as provided by the Constitution as it provides for that,” he said.
“The bottom line is we are not going to accept an outcome if the court rules in favour of Mnangagwa because this election doesn’t represent the will of the people of Zimbabwe. The election wasn’t free and fair.”
This comes as MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed to challenge the presidential election results at the Constitutional Court, most likely today. Tajamuka condemned the use of live ammunition by the military on unarmed civilians during last week’s protest against the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and the arrest of MDC Alliance principal Tendai Biti.
“We want to ensure that the next leader of Zimbabwe is genuinely, truthfully and honestly elected by the will of the people without intimidation, manipulation and without all these things to tilt elections in one way or the other.
“The elections were not free and fair and they do not represent the will of the people and this is self-evident,” Mkwananzi said.
The social movement group claimed to have evidence of ballot stuffing in some constituencies and lamented that some of polling stations were located in areas which the opposition’s political agents failed to access.
Mkwananzi said the judiciary must be allowed to exercise its authority without undue influence from the executive.