MDC president, Nelson Chamisa said the late former Zimbabwe President, Robert Mugabe, voted for him in the July 2018 elections.
Mugabe spoke just before the elections that he will vote for Chamisa following his “betrayal” by his ZANU PF comrades following a military coup in November 2017 which ended his 37 years in power.
Speaking to international broadcaster Al Jazeera on Mugabe’s life and legacy on Friday afternoon, Chamisa said:
What is gratifying to us is that at the end of his reign he voted for change, he voted for me, in fact, Mr Mugabe is one of the few people who did not hide their vote.
He clearly endorsed the alternative, he clearly endorsed the narrative and paradigm of change and we are excited that towards the end of his reign he had come to his senses on the need for democracy, the need for justice, the need for freedom, the need for accounting for past transgressions particularly against other Zimbabweans.
We have lost a voter, we have lost a supporter, we have lost a citizen, an African son.
While both the MDC and ZANU PF have extolled Mugabe in his death, some sections of society have dismissed Mugabe as a tyrant who destroyed a country that was considered the jewel of Africa when he took over in 1980.
Mugabe died on Friday morning in Singapore where he was receiving medical care since April this year.