Morgen Komichi, one of the top MDC leaders in support of the recent supreme court judgement attempting to remove Nelson Chamisa from the presidency of the party, has said that he accepts Emmerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the 2018 elections.
Komichi had before the ruling been part of the MDC chorus that claimed Mnangagwa had not won the elections and that he was therefore illegitimate. He says he now accepts the ruling that declared the Zanu-PF leader the legitimate president of Zimbabwe.
Said Komichi in an interview with NewsDay:
We received advice from a lot of people and organisations telling us that the card of Mnangagwa’s illegitimacy was no longer viable.
The matter of Mnangagwa’s legitimacy was decided by the Constitutional Court and we accept that ruling. We should respect court processes as a democratic and constitutional party.
Democracy is a game of numbers, but now that I have pronounced myself, when he (Mnangagwa) walks in, I will stand up for him and respect him. We have to respect decisions that were made by professionals.
We did not have evidence on whether we had won the election or not.
What I can say for sure is that we did not verify the results. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) just announced the results and I stood up to say the results were fake; but after we lost in court, we have to respect the courts.