MDC national vice-chairperson Tendai Biti insisted that party president Nelson Chamisa won the July 2018 poll over ZANU PF’ Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Biti appeared in court yesterday where is being tried on charges of violating the Electoral Act after he allegedly announced that Chamisa had won before the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) had announced the official results. Said Biti:
In a normal election run by a normal elections commission, Advocate Nelson Chamisa would be the President right now.
In my statement to the media, I said Chamisa won the elections in Manicaland, Harare, Matabeleland, Masvingo and Bulawayo and Zec did not dispute that in court, except in Mashonaland West province, where the results were not posted outside the polling station.
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… Your Worship, I don’t think there is anyone who knows the official figures of the presidential election. Even Mr (Emmerson) Mnangagwa does not know the number of the votes he got.
Biti said that his prosecution was politically-motivated. Magistrate Gloria Takundwa dismissed Biti’s application for discharge but did not give reasons.