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Film on Chamisa to be released soon

by Staff reporter
15 Nov 2018 at 20:17hrs | Views
A film on Nelson Chamisa’s election campaign, called “The Walk of Giants”, is currently in production and will be released soon.

The 40-year-old was the main challenger of President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Zimbabwe's first post-Robert Mugabe elections.

At 40, Chamisa, the leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) alliance, is Zimbabwe's youngest ever presidential candidate.

Last week, the MDC claimed state security agents tried to snatch Chamisa leading to a dramatic tussle with his security as he returned from a rally in Marondera.

Chamisa is said to have been travelling in a convoy of 16 cars and block traffic everywhere he goes.

Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa, in a statement confirmed that the owner of a Toyota Harrier involved in the 'kidnap' incident with Chamisa was the one who was blocked by Chamisa's security team and attacked, leading to him reporting the matter to the police.

She said the real victims of the attack were civilians in the Toyota Harrier who had no links with State security and added that the police were carrying out further investigations.

He was born in Masvingo, south of the capital, Harare, on February 2, 1978.
A lawyer, Chamisa studied law and political science at the University of Zimbabwe after spending some time studying at the Harare Polytechnic. He also holds a degree in theology. He is also a pastor.

Following the death of leader Morgan Tsvangirai, the MDC's internal rivalries sparked a damaging leadership battle that Chamisa is still struggling to repair.

Chamisa has also been accused of working closely with Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwe's former president and at one time seen as his potential successor.

Chamisa joined the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) as a student when it was founded in 1999.

Chamisa may have to fork out more than R42 million to meet the costs of his election outcome challenge he launched and lost at the country's Constitutional Court.

Chamisa sought to overturn president Mnangagwa's July 30 election victory, but the ConCourt unanimously dismissed his challenge with costs.

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