Blessings Mashaya 29 August 2018
HARARE – MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa will this Sunday embark on
nationwide rallies to thank his supporters for voting overwhelming for him
and advise them on the way forward.
Ironically, Chamisa’s rallies come at a time when president Emmerson
Mnangagwa is also lining up countrywide tours to thank the people for
voting for him and Zanu PF in the July 30 harmonised elections.
Speaking to the Daily News yesterday, Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko
Sibanda said his boss will address his first rally in Kwekwe.
“The president is going to address the people of Zimbabwe, thanking them
for overwhelmingly voting him. We were the first to apply to the police
but after that I heard Mnangagwa is also having rallies and from that you
know who the president is. The organising department is still doing the
president’s itinerary but the president will address people in every
corner of Zimbabwe,” Sibanda said.
The rallies come after the Constitutional Court unanimously upheld
Mnangagwa’s July 30 election victory and threw out Chamisa’s petition that
had sought to overturn the result.
However, after the court verdict the youthful opposition leader refused to
accept Mnangagwa’s victory, insisting that he was the legitimate winner of
the tightly-contested presidential plebiscite.