MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is prepared to go jail or die fighting for free and fair election, which he said was now unlikely due to an alleged “unholy” alliance between the Zimbabwe Election Commission (Zec) and the ruling Zanu-PF.
Addressing a media briefing in Harare, Chamisa said the alliance will soon dispatch emissaries across the region to coax regional bodies such as the Southern African Development Community to intervene.
Chamisa said while the MDC was railroaded into elections in 2013, this time they will make sure President Emmerson Mnangagwa is made to accept the wishes of the masses.
Meanhwhile, Zimbabwe’s military will accept the outcome of the July 30 historic election, and will work with the winning candidate to ensure a stable transition.
Putting to rest the most open threat to date voting for the opposition would mean voting for civil war – a message that senior officials in the ruling Zanu-PF party have long been spreading – the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) told a news conference in Harare yesterday that the military will respect and accept the results of the July 30 elections.