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IS CHAMISA RUNNING A CRIMINAL CAMPAIGN BY COMMISSION OR OMISSION?

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Observers say they are stunned at the complete absence of any strategy or campaign at the constituency level by Nelson Chamisa's MDC Alliance. It is a criminal neglect of a key pillar of his success as a presidential candidate

Nelson Chamisa, the presidential candidate of the MDC Alliance so carefully and thoughtfully put together by the late Morgan Tsvangirai, is running an utterly criminal election campaign that focuses solely and almost entirely on his own personal ambition only.

Chamisa has convinced all watchers that he does not believe in the Alliance he purports to lead.

Evidence of this is scattered all over the electoral landscape like bodies on a battlefield.

Parliamentary candidates for the Alliance have been neglected and their dejection is on full display around Zimbabwe, in contrast with the candidates of Khupe's MDC and Mnangagwa's ZANU PF. Even independents like Fadzai Mahere in Mt Pleasent are outgunning Alliance candidates in terms of energy, focus and po…

MADZIBABA MNANGAGWA

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This qualifies as one of the top of the images from the 2018 Zimbabwean election.

The various Mapostori Christian sects in Zimbabwe number more than a million. The Johanne Marange sect, whose Passover celebrations President Mnangagwa is seen here attending is by far the largest, followed by the Masowe sect.

Now, just wondering: we all know about the rivalry between these two sects and the many others scattered all over Zimbabwe. Does this mean the other sects will now boycott Mnangagwa and vote someone else because they hate the Marange faction?

Not entirely sure if all of them are registered to vote, but this sect has become a stomping ground for ZANU PF leaders and they have tended to support the ruling party. Getting this bloc to support you and vote for you is a prize coveted by every politician in Zimbabwe.

Mnangagwa, seen here sitting right in the middle of the throng, sitting on the dusty ground like everybody else, has taken this to another level. Mugabe and Chiwenga have bot…

ZIMBABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION NOW APPEARS DETERMINED TO SABOTAGE THE WINNER OF THE 2018 ELECTION

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JUSTICE Chigumba, the ZEC Chair, briefing observers at the Harare International Conference Centre earlier today, doubled down on a trend of refusing or failing the transparency test. She is within the law on everything she has done, but ignoring the key test of transparency impacts massively on the credibility of this poll, to the detriment of whoever end up winning this election.
We have always defended ZEC against the baseless accusation thrown against them by an opposition that is bent discrediting the election in the hope of it being declared not free and fair and thereby, hopefully, forcing a Government of National Unity with Nelson Chamisa as Prime Minister, but the needless lack of transparency by the electoral body is now wildly carvoting in sabotage territory.

Take Justice Chigumba's briefing with Observers today at the Harare International Conference Centre.

One thing that has raised alarm bells is her announcement that the electoral body will not be using indelible ink …

ZIMBABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION FIRST TRUE BLUNDER EMBOLDENS CHAMISA

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Welshman Ncube of the MDC Alliance, at Ross Police Camp in Bulawayo today, where police voted today in an incident made a scandal only by the fact that ZEC appeared not to know that ballot papers that it should be in charge of were now in Bulawayo, at a police camp

It is a blunder of monumental proportions, no doubt and we do not need to recount to you what transpired at Ross Police Camp in Bulawayo.

But just in case you have been on Mars today, here goes:

An alert was sent to the MDC Alliance by a policeman at Ross Camp saying the policemen there were being "forced" to vote in the presence of their superiors and crying out for help. The Alliance immediately broadcast the alert across social media.

The Acting Chief Elections Officer for ZEC denied that there was any voting taking place, saying he was still processing postal vote applications.

Videos and images soon emerged showing that there had indeed been voting at that Camp and ZEC Commissioners scrambled to get onto soci…

ZIMBABWE ELECTORAL COMMISSION TAKES GLOVES OFF AGAINST NELSON CHAMISA'S ALLIANCE

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Things are getting very interesting now although I doubt Nelson Chamisa and his Alliance will be amused.

It's stunning, I tell you.

Although Nelson Chamisa believes he is going to meet Justice Chigumba tomorrow (Thursday July 12 2018), the ZEC Chair has decided that neither she nor her Commissioners will meet the opposition leader or any of his cronies.

In a heated phone call today with Justice Minister Ziyambi, Chigumba threatened to seek a court injunction barring the Alliance from "harassing" ZEC and disrupting, interrupting and impeding the implementation of its mandate at law.

The Justice Minister made it clear that he would not support that move, although he could not stop the ZEC Chair from proceeding with the action if she thought it suitable. He even went so far as to declare that his government would publicly distance itself from the move if it happens, just to register the position of government, since he could not order to proceed or not.

After this, the ZEC…

"I'LL ONLY MEET YOU IN THE PRESENCE OF KHUPE" - ED TO CHAMISA

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According to sources close to the development, the reason we are seeing Nelson Chamisa going ballistic in the last few days is because of a message delivered to him by a representative of President Mnangagwa, whom he met this last week.

The message was in response to Chamisa's repeated attempts to meet with Mnangagwa and the two letters he has sent asking for a meeting. The first one, already published, asked for the meeting as a "courtesy visit".

The response to Chamisa has been that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will only meet Nelson Chamisa in the presence of Thokozani Khupe, who also claims to be the legitimate leader of the MDC-T.

The visit last week from an ED representative was to update this position and the message, we are reliably informed, was:

"We had hoped to arrange a meeting after the court case you had brought against Khupe and the other MDC-T. That court case would have settled who really is a representative of the MDC-T. Unfortunately, you have wit…

ZANU PF'S VOTER SUPPRESSION STRATEGY IS GETTING HELP FROM NELSON CHAMISA

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Nelson Chamisa, it turns out, is playing straight into the hands of ZANU PF with his constant agitation around the voters' roll and the ballot paper.

This was revealed to us yesterday, Sunday, 08 July, entirely by accident. We were not supposed to hear what we are about to tell you and I hope we will not get into trouble for it!

ZANU PF, like the Republicans in the USA, the Tories in the UK and many other parts of the world, knows that one of the most effective ways to "rig" an election is to ensure that your opponents' supporters do not show up on voting day.

It is called voter suppression. It is a micro strategy that the Republicans used in the USA for decades before the Dems and the Independents woke up to what was happening (and it involved manipulating local laws to demand the sort of ID documents the Republicans knew Democratic supporters were unlikely to have).

Demotivating MDC supporters is ZANU PF's number one prize, and Nelson Chamisa and his crew are …