In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, national chairperson of the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T Abednico Bhebhe differed with his party president’s view that the elections were free and fair.
Bhebhe said elections were also rigged in Nkayi South where he lost his bid to retain his seat to Zanu-PF’s Stars Mathe. He also complained about vote buying and abuse of food aid by Zanu PF. Said Bhebhe:
In Nkayi South, we witnessed covert and very sophisticated rigging machinery. For example, there were a lot of people who voted whom we did not know where they had come from. Social welfare food was used to buy votes for Zanu PF. Food manipulation played a very important role in Zanu PF’s victory in this election.
Abednico Bhebhe is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the MDC-T political party. He was elected into parliament in July 2013 to represent Nkayi South Constituency. Bhebhe was dismissed from the MDC-T party in March 2018 after alleged unconstitutional behaviour and putting the... Read More About Abednico Bhebhe
Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and the former Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change. She challenged President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe reportedly said she will run for President in the... Read More About Thokozani Khupe
The Movement for Democratic Change - Tsvangirayi (MDC-T) formerly just the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is the main opposition party in Zimbabwe formed in an era of economic melt down and political unrest in 1999. The party was part of Zimbabwe's Government of National... Read More About MDC-T