Chamisa rules out presidential election run-off

Chamisa rules out presidential election run-off
Published: 17 July 2018 (218 Views)
MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has ruled out the possibility of a presidential election run-off after the July 30 general elections, saying he was confident of winning resoundingly against Zanu-PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa in a free and fair contest.

Addressing thousands of party supporters in Mutasa Central constituency in Manicaland province last Thursday, Chamisa said: "There is no run-off in the upcoming elections, but there is going to be a run over. Mnangagwa is finished, he is not going to win the election. Mnangagwa is on his way out and someone young is going to rule this country."

"Now I don't know who wants to be the president between Mnangagwa and (Vice-President) Constantino Chiwenga. I don't know who I am competing with in this election. "Let me lead this country since I have never killed anyone, I have never stolen anything from anyone," he said.

Chamisa urged party activists to compile a list of people who were intimidating them to enable him to file a formal complaint with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec).

He also lashed out at Zec, accusing the electoral management body of failing to discharge its mandate professionally.

"Zec should be sidelined and stop supervising elections, we need a proper referee since we have failed to agree with them. We demonstrated in Harare over the electoral reforms and the demonstration was well attended and some people wanted to march to Emmerson Mnangagwa's home, but I said no," he said.

"By demonstrating, we are showing people that we are a peace-loving party and we don't urge violence. If we were other people we could have started violence, but we are peace-loving party."

- newsday

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Fresh bid to nullify Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC election

by City Press | 21 October 2018 | 44 Views

Chiwenga slams fake prophets

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 57 Views

Fuel shortages persist in Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 35 Views

Joel Luphahla's TelOne promoted to PSL

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 38 Views

Dynamos snatch late controversial winner

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 39 Views

How Mugabe survived assassination in Gutu

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 118 Views

Zimbabwe fuel crisis a result of leadership kwashiokor, says Chamisa

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 105 Views

'Mavhaire was a herdboy during liberation struggle'

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 85 Views

Mnangagwa warns black market currency speculators

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 88 Views

Zimbabwe bakers plot $4 per loaf

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 82 Views

Tackling the Zimbabwe black market

by President Emerson D. Mnangagwa | 21 October 2018 | 54 Views

Hefty fines for price hikes

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 55 Views

Black market dragnet targets bigwigs

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 51 Views

PHOTO: Zanu-PF buys fuel from black market

by Stephen Jakes | 21 October 2018 | 74 Views

The perils of trade protectionism

by Colls Ndlovu Financial Analyst | 21 October 2018 | 54 Views

Mnangagwa's lieutenants in political storms

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 85 Views

Tendai Biti always has something to say

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 68 Views

'Mthuli Ncube using 2% tax to reward Zanu-PF youths'

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 63 Views

Chiwenga's wife pours heart out

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 86 Views

Zimbabwe struggling with spike in fuel demand

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 51 Views

Chamisa mobbed by motorists in fuel queue

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 69 Views

MDC 'prostitute' battles for dear life at hospital, thigh vending goes south

by Simbarashe Sithole | 21 October 2018 | 155 Views

Godlwayo meets in Avoca for a developmental agenda

by Thulani Nkala | 21 October 2018 | 78 Views

Govt not introducing price controls - Industry Minister

by Staff Reporter | 21 October 2018 | 115 Views

Jonathan Moyo raps Modi for selling goods in US Dollar

by Stephen Jakes | 21 October 2018 | 128 Views

Security companies accused of stealing

by Stephen Jakes | 21 October 2018 | 91 Views

Mnangagwa not introducing price controls

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 87 Views

Prisoners seek spiritual cleansing

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 68 Views

Betting shops have sprouted across Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 73 Views

When Cupid flew Modi to Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 69 Views

RBZ in statutory reserve requirements U-turn

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 75 Views

WATCH: Bosso face troubled Bulawayo City

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 75 Views

Bulilima villagers resist relocation

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 50 Views

Mbonisi Gumbo of MRP gives his 2018 election analysis

by Thulani Nkala | 21 October 2018 | 81 Views

Zesa rules out load-shedding

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 57 Views

Family watches father's killing on WhatAapp

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 58 Views

Ex-Bosso player on his war exploits in Gwanda

by Staff reporter | 21 October 2018 | 71 Views