Political analyst and academic Ibbo Mandaza has predicted that Nelson Chamisa will win the forthcoming elections as long as the polls are held in a free, fair and credible manner.
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Zanu PF is wounded and it’s unlikely to win a free and fair election. The new kid on the block is Chamisa who has captured the imagination of youths, and I see nothing stopping him.
However, University of Zimbabwe (UZ) political science professor, Eldred Masunungure said Emmerson Mnangagwa will win the elections. Said Masunungure:
We are dealing with unknown factors. Both Mnangagwa and Chamisa have not really been tested as presidential candidates. Their abilities to attract voters are not known. We might have new players, but fundamentally, the playing field has remained the same because they are still operating with their parties. I agree with those saying Zanu PF is winning the contest comfortably, although not as resoundingly as in 2013. I would also like to warn that the talk that youths will vote Chamisa is mistaken because the demographics have been gravitating towards Zanu PF. So what Chamisa needs is to reverse that trend rather than focus on the lie that the youths seen at his rallies will automatically translate into votes. On the balance, I would say the scales are tipped towards Zanu PF
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