Zaou leader Dumiso Dabengwa told NewZimbabwe.com that there is evidence that the presidential election results were manipulated in favour of Zanu-PF candidate Emmerson Mnangagwa.
He also advised the MDC Alliance to collect all the evidence and submit it to the courts. He said any competent court will conclude that results were manipulated based on the figures presented by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Said Dabengwa:
The suspicion arises mainly from the manner in which ZEC announced the results. In the first place, ZEC gave a figure of 72 % and 75% as the people who had cast their votes during the election. Then we got surprised when it comes to the announcement of the presidential election when they come up with a figure of plus 80% of the registered voters that had voted. One wonders where these extra figures come from. When it comes to the presidential vote, we then conclude, some of us, that there must have been some manipulation of some nature in order to try and justify Mnangagwa’s victory. I do not see how the courts will not be able to identify this discrepancy. I do not see the courts saying this is what ZEC came up with and therefore people must swallow the result as it is. If ZEC cannot justify this anomaly then the presidential results cannot be accepted.