Albert Chavhunduka

ZANU-PF has dismissed statements made by former MDC-Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa that his party is going to win the upcoming by-elections and next year’s general election with a land slide victory.

Addressing the media on Monday, while launching his new party, Citizens Coalition of Zimbabwe (CCC), Chamisa promised his supporters a landslide victory in 2023.

“The by-election is a curtain raiser, we want to test our systems. This time we will not allow ZEC to play and join the other team. If they do so, they are setting this country into a motion that is irreversible. I am not threatening; I am giving a promise,” he said.

Chamisa added that the leader of the ruling party ZANU-PF President Emerson Mnangagwa has never won an election in Zimbabwe.

“Mnangagwa has not won an election in this country, and he knows it. That’s why he had to be saved in the courts. He did not get the mandate of the people,” he said.

Responding to Chamisa’s statements, ZANU-PF information director Tafadzwa Mugwadi labelled Chamisa’s rants as empty and hollow.

“He makes his empty and hollow declarations about winning 2023 in a Republic where the household name is ZANU-PF, a colossal revolutionary party with a quantitative and verifiable membership approaching five million,” said Mugwadi.

Chamisa dumped the MDC-Alliance name following incessant fighting with MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora over the name. Mwonzora early this month wrote to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) claiming that he was the president of the MDC-Alliance.

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