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Khupe, Bhebhe differ on poll rigging claims

by Staff reporter
15 Aug 2018 at 07:31hrs | Views
MDC-T national chair Abednico Bhebhe Tuesday emerged to contradict party president Thokozani Khupe who recently gave the just ended harmonised elections a clean bill of health.

In an interview with, Bhebhe said elections were also rigged in Nkayi South where he lost his bid to retain his seat to Zanu-PF's Stars Mathe.

"In Nkayi South, we witnessed covert and very sophisticated rigging machinery.

"For example, there were a lot of people who voted whom we did not know where they had come from," he said.

The former legislator also complained about vote buying and abuse of government food relief by Zanu-PF.

"Social welfare food was used to buy votes for Zanu-PF. Food manipulation played a very important role in Zanu-PF's victory in this election," he said.

The comments by Bhebhe also tally with Chamisa's line of argument in his attempts to discredit a poll that gave Zanu-PF a two thirds majority in parliament.

Source - newzimbabwe