ZANU PF has scoffed at the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance for the opposition party’s celebrations following the victory of Zambia’s President-elect Hakainde Hichilema in the elections held on 12 August in the neighbouring country.
ZANU PF spokesperson Simon Khaya-Moyo said the MDC Alliance’s response to Hichilema’s victory exhibits cardinal political immaturity.
Khaya-Moyo stated that Zambia and Zimbabwe were sovereign States who needed no external interference when holding their elections. Said Moyo:
MDC-A’s conduct following recently held national elections in Zambia demonstrates cardinal political immaturity.
The revolutionary ZANU PF party is fully aware that elections were held by a sister sovereign state of Zambia, that great country.
No outside political party could have participated, let alone the MDC Alliance.
… Zimbabwe held its harmonised elections of 2018 and MDC-A are still licking their wounds of defeat. More is to come in 2023.
Khaya-Moyo said ZANU PF’s position in relation to the recently held elections in Zambia is fully reflected in the congratulatory message sent by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to Hichilema following his victory.
He said the ruling party will not waste time on the MDC Alliance “antics”.