Delimitation Report: ED Not Satisfied ZEC Rigged Enough - Advocate Mpofu
Advocate Thabani Mpofu of “the Fulcrum, the Pith” fame has said President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (ED) is not satisfied that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) “rigged enough in his favour” with the delimitation exercise.
His remarks come after ED gazetted the ZEC delimitation report that is viewed by government critics as a rigging mechanism.
The new names and boundaries of wards and the House of Assembly and Senatorial Constituencies will be used for the forthcoming and any subsequent elections, Mnangagwa said.
In a Twitter post seen by Pindula News, Thabani Mpofu said ED is afraid of elections and believes that ZEC has not rigged enough in his favour with the delimitation exercise. He said:
Stop focusing on legalities of the delimitation process & leave that to lawyers & CSOs. What is indubitably clear is that ED is not in control, is afraid of elections & knows that elections can &will deliver change. He is at his weakest & allies have deserted him. Kwekwe him out.
I like the anger. It speaks to their desperation and confusion. The masses should register to vote, vote and defend the vote. ED is not satisfied that ZEC has rigged enough in his favour and as you can see, he is running. Run him out of town good people.
Zimbabwe is scheduled to hold harmonised elections this year and Mnangagwa has been endorsed to represent the ruling ZANU PF in the presidential election.
A victory will see him staying in power until at least 2028.
Mpofu’s remarks are in sync with those of the opposition which claims that the ZEC, in connivance with ZANU PF, rigged the 2018 presidential elections to make ED the winner instead of Nelson Chamisa who contested on the MDC Alliance ticket.
The matter spilt into courts where it was determined that ED was the winner after Chamisa’s counsel, led by Mpofu, “failed” to present evidence to substantiate its rigging allegations.