Mugabe Gives Chamisa A Thumbs Up
5 June 2018
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By Paul Nyathi|The former President Robert Mugabe backed National Patriotic Front opposition party has given MDC Alliance coalition Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa a huge thumbs up ahead of the harmonised elections set for end of July this year.

Party spokesperson Jealous Mawarire revealed on Tuesday that the party which is a ruling ZANU PF splinter is giving full support to the young MDC Alliance leader to wrestle power from President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mawarire made the declaration on the sidelines of a hugely subscribed MDC Alliance organised electoral reforms demonstration held in Harare on Tuesday.

Mawarire hinted that his party will not be fielding a presidential candidate to contest against Chamisa.

“We are indeed backing Chamisa as a party because it is just the right thing to do,” said Mawarire.

Mawarire said that his party members joined the protest march as the party does not recognise the election proclamation made by President Mnangagwa.

“We were part of the protest march because we view Mnangagwa’s election proclaimation as illegal because he made the proclaimation before the voters roll was finalised,” said Mawarire.

Thousands of people took into the streets of Harare bringing to a standstill business in the Central Business District.

The march was a demand for President Mnangagwa and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to effect several reforms on the just amended Electoral Act.

The Constitution of Zimbabwe however declares that once an election date has been proclaimed no amendments will be effected on the electoral regulations for that election.