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Chamisa's message to SADC 'negotiate peaceful Mnangagwa exit'

by Staff reporter
21 Aug 2018 at 07:24hrs | Views
MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has urged the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC) grouping to intervene and help resolve Zimbabwe's election dispute.

Chamisa was speaking at a press briefing Monday ahead of Wednesday's Constitutional Court hearing into his challenge against the results of July 30 presidential elections.

The MDC Alliance claims he was cheated out of victory by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) after polling 44.3 percent against incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa's 50.8 percent.

He said the regional grouping should help negotiate "a respectable and peaceful exit for President Mnangagwa".

"To SADC you are our regional guarantor of peace, the custodians of prosperity and progress and freedom," said Chamisa.

"This is the message I have for SADC, that please help us help the African continent and help us by making sure that you help us heal the divisions that are in the country.

"There is need for the people to start to be on a permanent path to cure the illegitimacy; to cure the crisis, the electoral stalemate that can only be done if SADC where to come in and start to help us negotiate a respectable exit for president Mnangagwa, a respectable exit for those who have been voted out.

"It is important to make sure that you have a hands-on approach on the Zimbabwean situation."

Source - newzimbabwe