Self-exiled former ZANU PF Politburo member Jonathan Moyo has dismissed a recent survey by the London-based SABI Strategy Group showing CCC leader Nelson Chamisa will defeat President Emmerson Mnangagwa in elections scheduled for later this year, reported NewZimbabwe.com.
Moyo said the survey by SABI Strategy Group is a “fatal desperation” that lacks objectivity.
According to the survey, if the 2023 general elections were to be held now, Chamisa would garner 53% of the vote, Mnangagwa 40% and other parties 7%.
SABI Strategy Group used a 15-minute questionnaire where potential voters were asked: “Thinking ahead to the next presidential election, which candidate will you vote for?”
The pollsters said they used a nationally representative sample of 1 000 registered voters.
But Moyo argued that the survey was not independent, and therefore “phoney”. He said:
It is a fatal desperation to pin hopes on a phoney ‘PHONE SURVEY’ of 1000 registered voters in Zimbabwe done from London by a group paid by Brenthurst Foundation, founded by the meddlesome Oppenheimer family!
Who gave them 1000 phone numbers of registered voters?
London’s allegedly independent ‘SABI Strategy Group’ paid to do the phone survey, fraudulently presented as ‘fieldwork’ as it smiled to the bank with dirty Oppenheimer money is in fact a partner of Brenthurst Foundation and is thus not independent at all. Phoney!
The survey also established that 47% of the voters believe the 2023 election will not be free and fair while 38% believed it will be fair.
ZANU PF has since dismissed the survey as flawed, saying it is biased towards the opposition.
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