Chamisa Keeps Mnangagwa Guessing
MDC Alliance President, Nelson Chamisa continues to keep Zanu PF and President Emmerson Mnangagwa guessing as to when will he take up the legal route to challenge the election results announced by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) last week amid revelations that the opposition leader’s legal team are still working on technical issues of the case.
Chamisa and his MDC Alliance camp appeared set to file court papers to challenge ZEC’s presidential results today, with the party now saying it is still processing its technical issues.
Briefing the media at the party headquarters today, Chamisa spokesperson Dr Nukululeko Sibanda said his boss will not avail his strategies as to how he intends to claim victory back from Mnangagwa saying the party has a basket of alternatives.
“The President has put a team together that is dealing with that and he will issue a statement with details tomorrow about when this is going to be done,” said Sibanda.
Sibanda further said the alleged military crackdown in the country particularly in Harare seeks to instill fear among the ordinary citizens so that they cannot challenge the election come which Chamisa alleges he has won.
“The purpose of the current crackdown in the country is simple to make sure that the result as announced by ZEC cannot be challenged and should not be challenged,” said Sibanda.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that MDC supporters have been at the receiving end of the military operation in Harare’s high density suburbs like Chitungwiza, Dzivarasekwa, Kuwadzana among other places.
However, the military yesterday denied the reports of military operations referring to those carrying the operation as criminals and that they should be reported to the police.
When the media probed further to establish why the MDC Alliance had not presented V11 forms to ZEC for verification before the announcement of the results, Sibanda remained evasive saying ZEC is in possession of that material already.
Chamisa is taking the election outcome dispute to the courts though he claims, the judiciary is captured by the ruling Zanu PF.
“There is a general understanding that the courts in this country have been captured, and as a result of that it would be naïve to a certain extent to put lot of weight in the courts although in this case the evidence is far too glaring,” said Sibanda.