MDC President Nelson Chamisa insisted during a speech at the Tsvangirai Memorial today that President Emmerson Mnangagwa did not win the 2018 election. Mnangagwa, Chamisa said, was appointed by a court and not the voters.
Dialogue is the only answer. But we told Mnangagwa that if he’s stubborn, we will resort to using the constitution which gives us the rights. We have the crowds. No one voted for Mnangagwa and that’s why we contested the results at the Constitutional Court. You know it! He was just appointed. It is known. He was appointed by the ConCourt and not by you.
So we said, this problem is what we now have to deal with. We have to deal with it so that as we remember Tsvangirai, the reforms he fought for, are what we want to see – Electoral reforms, Political reforms. But also, what the people voted for should be respected so that we lead the people because that’s how they voted. We won’t go back on this, no matter what happens. After that, the country can move forward. We would the implementation of a legitimate government chosen by the people. As soon as we’re done with the Congress, I’m going out into the region to ask them to come and help.
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