‘You’re Causing Instability In Zimbabwe,’ Opposition Leader Warns Mnangagwa

‘You’re Causing Instability In Zimbabwe,’ Opposition Leader Warns Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe's main opposition party marched to the independent election agency for the second time in as many months on Wednesday, demanding reforms it said were vital for a credible vote this month.

"In our view, the voters' roll is not fit for goal", said main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who is in a coalition with several smaller parties that also are taking part in Wednesday's demonstration.

"I told ED (Mnangagwa) that he is now causing instability in the country by rigging the elections because they are a national security issue".

The opposition's suspicions extend to the ballots' printing, storage, design and even paper quality. The electoral commission says these demands go over and above the law and that very few countries in the world allow parties to be involved at this level.

Mnangagwa, a longtime ally of former president Robert Mugabe until he was sacked as a result of a ruling party feud, was under pressure to deliver a free and fair election as a key step in lifting years of worldwide sanctions.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded Mugabe following a brief military takeover in November, faces MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in the presidential race.

Djokovic downs Nadal in epic to reach Wimbledon final
It was the first time in the Open era that both men's semifinals went past 6-all in the deciding set of a Grand Slam event. Anderson finished the match with 49 aces and 118 winners; Isner had 53 aces and 129 winners.

McDonald's salads possibly linked to parasite, 100 sickened
The cases in IL first appeared in mid-May, while the illnesses in Iowa were more recent, surfacing in late June and early July. The same parasite was recently linked to a spate of illnesses related to Del Monte Fresh Produce Vegetable Trays .

Robinhood Adds Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash to Cryptocurrency Offering
The app has no trading fees and entertains 5 million users, but the company faced major challenges earlier in its run. The zero trading fee cryptocurrency exchange has already expanded to 17 states across America.

He said Zanu PF fielded a good candidate in Chipinge Central in the name of Raymore Machingura but the people should vote for MDC Alliance. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a longtime Mugabe ally, has vowed to hold a free and fair election and invited Western election observers for the first time in almost two decades as he seeks to get global sanctions lifted.

Zimbabwe's past elections have been marked by accusations of violence and fraud.

Chamisa has rejected the ballot papers being printed by the ZEC.

Supporters flashed red cards - used by football referees to expel players from the field - and blew whistles as Chamisa handed a petition to electoral commission officials in downtown Harare.

Outspoken cleric and political activist Evan Mawarire, who was arrested under Mugabe's rule, called on foreign observers to take note of the opposition's concerns, saying the turnout for the protest was a sign that "the election is not clean". Mugabe banned Western election observers but Mnangagwa has welcomed them for the first time in nearly two decades. "We are going to take up that matter and we will not budge", he said.

Related Articles