- CIRCUS: NELSON CHAMISA SAYS HE HAS THE SOLUTIONS TO ZIMBABWE'S ECONOMIC CRISIS and has demanded that the government reverses and refunds Zimbabweans all the money they lost to government through the new tax regime, which deducts two cents on every dollar for electronic transactions.
- DEPOSED EX PRESIDENT MUGABE'S SON IN LAW Simbarashe Chikore (41) has appeared before Harare Provincial Magistrate Elisha Singano on allegations of kidnapping after handing himself in to himself to the police accompanied by his lawyer Jonathan Samukange.
- NORTON MP, Mnangagwa and Mutasa's nephew Temba Mliswa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa must take back the finance ministry from Finance minister Mthuli Ncube as the former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa was far much better.
- FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has dumped Acie Mutumanje Lumumba, as chairman of the Communications Taskforce in the ministry, three days after his appointment.
- FOUR RESERVE BANK OF ZIMBABWE (RBZ) DIRECTORS SUSPENDED after allegations of crimes ranging from off-the-books bond notes to corrupt allocation of foreign currency and running a foreign currency cartel.
CHAMISA’S WORLD FALLS APART AS HE LOSES SUPPORT OF THE LEADER OF THE INFAMOUS MDC T VANGUARD , Shakespeare Mukoyi who he wanted to instigate rowdy street protests in the coming week but Mukoyi does not see why MDC T party members should put themselves on the line against Mnangagwa’s militarised Zanu pf security apparatus for Chamisa.
Senior MDC-Alliance members could dump Mr Nelson Chamisa over his confrontational post-election strategies, and seriously doubt the opposition party has a legal leg to stand on in attempts to have the courts invalidate Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Presidential poll victory.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission last week declared Zanu-PF’s Emmerson Mnangagwa the winner of the July 30, 2018 Presidential elections with 50,8 percent of votes cast to Mr Chamisa’s 44,3 percent.
Mr Chamisa has said he will challenge the results in court, premising his suit on V11 forms from polling stations, and V23 forms.
Information at hand shows the MDC-Alliance did not post agents in at least 200 polling stations and thus does not have V11 forms. Further, scores of agents have refused to hand over the forms because the party has failed to pay them for their work.
A V11 form is an original document carrying results from a polling station and is signed by agents of all contesting parties.
After signing, the data is recorded on a V23 form and then forwarded to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s National Results Centre.
Because Mr Chamisa is not in possession of all V11 forms, senior Alliance officials insist mounting a court challenge would be both futile and serve to harden Zanu-PF against accommodating them in any administrative arrangement.
The Sunday Mail has it on good authority that last week, MDC-Alliance principal Mr Tendai Biti and Messrs Elias Mudzuri (deputy president), Douglas Mwonzora (secretary-general), Jameson Timba (chief election agent) and Murisi Zwizwai (secretary for elections) attempted to reason with Mr Chamisa without success.
Instead, Mr Chamisa opted for a militant approach proffered by his spokesperson Dr Nkululeko Sibanda, Alliance national chair Mr Morgan Komichi and academics who are not party members.
The planks Mr Chamisa wants to build his court challenge on are: the ballot verification process, alleged manipulation of the voters roll, media and observer mission reports, claimed abuse of State resources, vote buying, and intimidation of voters by traditional chiefs.
Advocate Thabani Mpofu has agreed to co-ordinate the legal challenge pro bono because the opposition is broke.
But senior officials – who have also pointed out that the declared results fell within the range projected by Western-funded NGOs the Zimbabwe Election Support Network and Afrobarometer – do not see the poll outcome being overturned on any of the six bases.
By the time of writing, the majority of the feuding opposition executives were not picking their phones.
Mr Timba said, “You have been misled by whoever told you that information. In fact, there is unity of purpose in the party. We are 100 percent behind president Chamisa.”
However, a senior official said: “Biti and others asked Chamisa to show them what evidence he would take to the courts. They know that such evidence does not exist. Chamisa accused them of being Zanu-PF agents.
“The exchanges have been very heated. Biti does not see why he should throw his lot in with someone who all senior party members believe is sabotaging any chance of creating a GNU (Government of National Unity) because of his stubbornness.
“Biti says Chamisa does not understand the psyche of Zanu-PF and is relying on politically inexperienced people to determine the opposition’s fate,” a senior MDC-Alliance official said.
A member of Mr Chamisa’s national executive added: “Has anyone noticed that none of the principals are standing by Chamisa at his media conferences? They don’t agree with the route he is taking.
“He has also lost the support of (Shakespeare) Mukoyi, who he wanted to instigate rowdy street protests in the coming week. Mukoyi does not see why party members should put themselves on the line against the security apparatus when Chamisa can simply take a course of action that could lead to peaceful co-existence with Zanu-PF and the State.”
Another official said, “Biti’s position is that there’s nothing to fight for anymore. He is looking at survival. He has five people from his party who made it to Parliament under the Alliance and Chamisa is not in Parliament.
“Biti is the only Alliance principal in Parliament. He argues that Zanu-PF cannot be motivated into a GNU by violence and poorly supported court challenges. To a large extent, he believes the path Chamisa is taking will be the end of him and he does not want to sink with him.”
Another issue that has riled senior Alliance officials is the roping in of Kenyan opposition leader Mr Raila Odinga’s aide Silas Jakakimba to advise Mr Chamisa on how to confront Zanu-PF.
Mr Odinga’s supporters unleashed an orgy of violence in Kenya in 2017 after losing elections to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Now Jakakimba is here and there is unease in the Alliance.
Senior officials say if “Jakakimba could not help Mr Odinga win in Kenya, he is of no use in Zimbabwe, which has a totally different political context”.
Jakakimba faces an even bigger problem: Zimbabwe’s police are looking for him for entering the country illegally – and to question him on alleged links to violence unleashed by Mr Chamisa’s supporters in Harare last Wednesday.
Investigations show that Mr Chamisa’s acolytes are planning a mock inauguration for him, much like Mr Odinga’s after his electoral loss.
An official said, “Chamisa knows he cannot mount a credible legal challenge. So he has accepted a ‘3D’ strategy from this Kenyan guy and the militants and academics surrounding him.
“The three D’s are to delegitimise (President-elect) Mnangagwa, delay economic turnaround by nursing political tensions, and derail international engagement.
“What he cannot grasp is that none of this will prod Zanu-PF into accommodating our Alliance.”
The Mugabe factor
Another bone of contention is the Robert and Grace Mugabe-Chamisa business and political romance.
Senior Alliance officials tried before the elections to persuade Mr Chamisa not to cosy up to the former President, and they believe Mr Mugabe’s involvement has only come with the negatives for the opposition.
“I don’t think we gained any votes from Mugabe’s endorsement. If anything, it opened the doorway for the country to know that Chamisa has long benefited financially from a business association with Mugabe and Grace.
“Mugabe tried to destroy the opposition. And we have good reason to believe Mugabe’s involvement cannot be separated from the violence we saw on August 1,” a source said.
There is a basis to this.
On Friday, security sector sources told The Sunday Mail that they were investigating communications from Mr Mugabe’s opulent Blue Roof mansion to Jim Kunaka and Shadreck Mashayamombe, via proxies, on August 1.
Mashayamombe and 20 others have already been arrested in connection with the August 1 violence.Source – zimpapers
photo-MDC T vanguard leader Shakespeare Mukoyi
see more at http://newzimbabwevision.com/chamisas-world-falls-apart-as-he-loses-support-of-the-leader-of-the-infamous-mdc-t-vanguard-shakespeare-mukoyi-who-he-wanted-to-instigate-rowdy-street-protests-in-the-coming-week-but-mukoyi-does/“We might have had different interests, but once elections are declared particularly in a process where international observers were given 100 percent access to voting, 100 percent access to counting, anyone who alleges rigging must bring V11 forms and prove station by station on how elections were stolen.
“In the absence of evidence, any rhetoric that suggests there was rigging is actually putting the lives of Zimbabweans in danger.”
WWW.NEWZIMBABWEVISION.COM says that it is unnecessary to fuel tensions in Zimbabwe and we need to move the nation forward.We all need to accept that we may not want this outcome, feel cheated and all sorts of frustration but we must all uphold peace and all who seek to reverse this outcome, a situation that has failed in every five year general election in the Zanu pf court system as opposition mainly led back then by Tsvangirai and MDC T, must go and ahead and prove to the whole nation and world in ademocratic manner in court, peacefully how exactly the election has been rigged.
There is absolutely no point in claiming the election has been rigged simply because one has lost, the people want proof, no brainwashed following like Zanu pf thugs under Mugabe,..lets unite, unfortunately rally behind Mnangagwa, give him the chance to rebuild Zimbabwe, create employment, invest in Service Delivery in education, health care, employment, electricity, housing, transport and other critical areas then rebuild credible opposition poised to work towards unseating the militarised Mnangagwa Zanu pf regime in 2023. For now, lets carry on with life, it looks like there will be no bullet trains, sphaghetti roads and rural airports promised by Chamisa,..I hope Mnangagwa does not cash in on Chamisa’s offer to marry his sister off to Mnangagwa if Mnangagwa wins…oooooooooh!
Only the foolish, brainwashed Zimbabweans will waste their time and life, destabilising the peace, risking their lives by protesting against a ruthless military that has so far killed 6 people in just one day, a couple of days ago,….one bullet one protester is the military motto,..let the foolish dare to oppose the military,..I have always said the bullet is mightier than the ballot and nowhere in this world has amilitary regime ever been unseated by aballot,..wake up Zimbabwe,..lets move forward,..accept what you cant change and make the best of it or else the nation will suffer for ever.
www.newzimbabwevision.com calls for peace, all Zimbabweans stay put please. I long warned you sll, no ballot can remove a bullet,…PEACE!
This is not a surprise to anyone, there is no need to start protests, become violent or other destabilisation of peace. It is too late to cry over spilt milk and the nation should now be looking far ahead and seeking to unite and rebuild for abetter future, irrespective of who wins the election tonight. We as Zimbabweans can waste another five years of our lives fighting amongst ourselves and suffering worldwide and back home or forget the past look far ahead, unite and move the motherland forward,..its time we all matured and progress with whats before us,….Peace!
A bullet is stronger than a bullet and the military showed their might last yesterday when they shot 6 people dead and left many seriously wounded and hospitalised in Harare.
What Zimbabweans fail to realise is that they are just a pawn in a game, case in point Welshman Ncube and Tsvangirai split in 2005 which divided the MDC T and saw Zanu pf romp to victory, and now again the Chamisa vs Khuphe split has by all accounts, cost the opposition votes. It is however too late to cry over spilt milk and the nation should now be looking far ahead and seeking to unite and rebuild for abetter future, irrespective of who wins the election tonight. We as Zimbabweans can waste another five years of our lives fighting amongst ourselves and suffering worldwide and back home or forget the past look far ahead, unite and move the motherland forward,..its time we all matured and progress with whats before us,….Peace!,
For the last few months, I long warned Zimbabweans that, the unfolding events were a massive benefit to three particular leaders, who had fallen foul of the late MDC T president Tsvangirai, namely Welshman Ncube, Tendai Biti and Thokozani Khuphe and that as soon as Chamisa loses to Mnangagwa, he becomes politically irrelevant and its the final nail in the coffin for MDC T which has failed for two decades to unseat Zanu pf, while thousands of Zimbabweans died, millions were forcibly exiled across the diaspora and Service delivery collapsed in Education, health care, housing, employment, electricity, housing, transport and all other areas.
Chamisa is now a person facing potential charges and imprisonment by the Mnangagwa, Zanu pf stalwart, securocrat and military regime. There is no amount of protest, violence and noise from opposition and opposition leaders that will change the outcome. We need all opposition leaders to stand up and accept the outcome in theory by declaring publicly in a unity of force across social and mainstream media that their supporters must remain calm and maintain peace across the nation,….lets move on, rebuild the nation together as we all know from the past when we wasted 37 years trying to unseat Mugabe,…here we are, his spawn Emmerson Mnangagwa is ruling,..either accept it or face the AK47 and you will know the army is ruthless. Welshman Ncube, Tendai Biti and Thokozani Khuphe can freely move on with their support base, a scenario I told Zimbabweans repeatedly about before,…wake up Zimbabwe!
As before, I implore all Zimbabweans to exercise restraint and look at plan B if the result is disputed, which is to look at the fact that the MDC ALLIANCE made the mistake of walking into an election without the necessary electoral reforms in place,and can only contest the result in legitimate manner through the Zanu pf court system. Violence will not change the decision or help a people’s choice into statehouse,..an early grave maybe,…wake up this is the military! It is incumbent upon all political leaders to issue calls for peace and calm amongst supporters, and in an ideal world, the majority of opposition leaders should have come together and issued a public statement to the media for the public to remain calm whatever the result is.
They should issue, the same calls across social media sides such as twitter, facebook whatsapp, linked in and other and mainstream media, appear across television, speak on radio and the newspapers should be publishing an emergency second publication for the day, all calling for calm. We Zimbabweans can maintain peace without having third parties like international forces stepping in, and we have seen for the last 20 years that the international world including SADC, AU and others, and African leaders and their nations, stood aside and did nothing, so we should not expect that, whatever develops tonight will calm down, hence don’t start it.
Think carefully who you are dealing with, these are the same military who fought the liberation war with Mugabe and Mnangagwa as leaders, same military behind gukurahundi-20000 killed, same military behind murambatsvina, Chiadzwa, murderous white farm invasions opposition and zanu pf eliminations, 2008 election violence, forced removal of Mugabe along with numerous other unresolved issues, so, do not expect them to be issuing sweets and chocolates tonight,…probably one person one bullet! More news to follow. By Sibusiso Ngwenya
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We all need to play our part and effect citizen arrests on anyone perpetrating violence, take photos and give them to authorities, this is for all our children, black, coloured, white, any race, religion, gender, political orientation and other ..we need peace and to move on and catch up with the global village as we are twenty years behind the most basic of development, health, housing, education, transport, water, electricity, employment and a whole host of other Service Delivery!
Peace is the only way we can move the nation forward. Instability means more suffering, and the creation of dangerous terrorist groupings, high crime, drug taking, social decadence and a total destruction of a once peace loving nation, once the jewel and Bread basket of Africa. Mugabe is gone, lets bury the past and all work together to rebuild the motherland Zimbabwe,..PEACE!
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