Zimbabwe : Chamisa statements were reckless – Mliswa

 The only independent MP heading into  Zimbabwe Parliament after the general elections on Monday  Hon. Temba Msliwa, the MP elect for Norton Constituency is blaming the leader of MDC Alliance Mr Nelson Chamisa for the post election violence which erupted on Wednesday.

Hon. Temba Mliswa campaigning

Clashes have broken out between opposition MDC Alliance supporters and security forces in Zimbabwe’s capital amid protests over the delay in declaring the presidential election vote.

Water cannon and tear gas were deployed as MDC Alliance supporters began burning barricades in the centre of Harare.

At least three protester were reportedly  shot dead by police.

The MDC Alliance says, “the vote has been rigged, and that its candidate Nelson Chamisa won Monday’s election.”

The crowds had been there since the morning but when news came that Zanu-PF had won the majority of seats in parliament and that the presidential results were not ready, the mood turned.

They went on the rampage down Harare’s busy streets towards an old Zanu-PF office with large stones, sticks and anything they could grab along the way.

The crowds chanted: “We want Chamisa.” They believe the election has been stolen, and are demanding the MDC be announced as winner.

Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition MDC Alliance shortly after the elections said he had won the Monday’s elections and will not accept any other results.

Parliamentary results gave victory to the ruling Zanu-PF party in the first vote since the removal of former ruler Robert Mugabe.

But the opposition says Zanu-PF rigged the election.

The result of the presidential election has yet to be declared. The MDC opposition alliance insists its candidate, Nelson Chamisa, beat the incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Reacting to the violence  Hon Temba Mliswa twitted “As a lawyer, advocate and God fearing man,@nelsonchamisa should understand the repercussions of his reckless statements and value the  sanctity of life. How could he declare himself the winner of the election before the results were out?”

What results have been declared?

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has so far announced victory in 140 seats for Zanu-PF, with 58 for the MDC Alliance, ZBC state media reported. There are 210 seats in the National Assembly’s lower house.

More than five million people were registered to vote, and there was a turnout of 70%.

The country’s electoral commission said that Zanu-PF had won a two-thirds majority in parliament – prompting protests in the capital, Harare.

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Source: Starr Radio UK/Wisdom Mumera – Zimbabwe

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