‘We can’t boycott our victory’ – MDC Alliance leader Chamisa

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JOHANNESBURG, July 25 – The leader of the MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa on Wednesday said his party would not “boycott its victory” and that by Tuesday Zimbabwe will have a new president.

Speaking at a press briefing held at the house of the late leader Morgan Tsvangirai in Harare, Chamisa said: “Victory is certain.”

The 40-year-old said that after 74 rallies countrywide it was clear his party enjoyed popular support to end “hopelessness” in the southern African nation.

He said “losers” were misinforming Zimbabweans that the MDC Alliance was going to boycott the presidential elections, contested in the main by incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, who came to power in November after a military intervention saw the removal of long-time President Robert Mugabe.

However, Chamisa said his party was aware of shenanigans by its rival ZANU PF and “omissions” of the electoral body, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) and had put in place “anti-rigging” mechanisms because they were not satisfied with the ballots.

A planned MDC Alliance march on Wednesday was cancelled after the police refused to give them permission to do so.

– African News Agency (ANA)