A senior government official has claimed that former President Robert Mugabe did not vote for MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in the 2018 presidential elections.
Speaking to State media on Saturday, Director-General in the President’s Office, Isaac Moyo, said that Mugabe could not sleep the night he held a press conference endorsing Chamisa. Said Moyo:
Of course, here and there, there were also moments we had our tensions.
I remember when I first went to see him after his Press conference, where he announced he was going to vote for Chamisa.
We really had an exchange that day, but what then emerged was that he said despite having threatened to vote for Chamisa, he actually did not vote for Chamisa and I was told on how on the eve of the elections, he had agonised, he could not sleep.
According to the former First Lady, he had woken up around 2 am somewhere and he said he could not sleep and the idea that he would go and vote for Chamisa was rebuffed, he could not do that.
And the former First Lady said she then encouraged him to follow his real wishes and to vote for comrades he has always been with and not to worry about the small matters between them, and so the former First Lady, with the concurrence of Cde Mugabe himself, said he had not voted for MDC, but he had voted correctly, I found that funny and I enjoyed the story.