Zimbabwe Should Ditch Voting For President Directly, Adopt South African System: Chinotimba

Speaking to NewsDay, Zanu-PF Buhera South MP, Joseph Chinotimba called on government to get rid of the direct voting system which saw President Mnangagwa getting fewer votes than his legislators and adopt the South African system.

Chinotimba said the method would lessen court challenges. Said Chinotimba:

We should adopt the South African and British system where a party with many representatives automatically chooses their own President. It rests all issues like going to the courts. What we want here is not the courts but for our country to move forward. In South Africa they have a law which states that the President is not voted into power by the populace, but the person with most Members of Parliament becomes the President and this is also found in many countries. So these are some of the ideas that we will be considering. Even if (MDC Alliance leader Nelson) Chamisa had won the presidential election, he could not control MPs when he has the lowest number of MPs. You can only be rejected by the majority of the MPs.


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