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Chamisa's MDC admits it lost the elections

05 Sep 2018 at 21:46hrs | Views
Today was a gleeful day in Parliament. Everybody showed up, dressed in their fanciest suits and best dresses. It was a sunny day, spirits were high, small-talk was held abundantly. Refreshments were served.

Tendai Biti, Chalton Hwende, and many other MDC-A politicians all lined up properly and with big grins, shaking hands and giving out hugs in a relaxed atmosphere. They proceeded to take their oath of office, swearing to "uphold the Constitution and all other laws of Zimbabwe".

This oath in particular, as well as the event in general, illustrates a truth which is so obvious and objective that these politicians have accepted it already a long time ago. Only some naïve MDC foot-soldiers and cyber-nerrorists haven't gotten the memo. Today should have opened their eyes once and for all. The MPs of the MDC-A accept the results of the 2018 harmonised elections, and they are ready to get to work, and of course to enjoy the perks of being an elected official in Zimbabwe.

One person, of course, was missing from today's party. Nelson Chamisa's absence was ubiquitous. But this is not the result of conspiracy theories or a crackdown on opposition supporters - he simply didn't compete for the role of MP. Well, pride is a dangerous game.

It is strange that people still take Nelson Chamisa seriously at all. He declared that he would not participate in the elections if his outrageous demands weren't met. ZEC didn't comply. He participated. He declared that his masterminds have devised a water-proof system that prevents ZANU-PF from rigging. He doesn't stop whining about alleged rigging ever since the results came in. He says the new government lags legitimacy. All the MPs of the party he leads show up to participate in the legislative process of the new government.

Somebody who acts that way should have the decency to announce publicly: "I have lost the elections. It's time to get to work for the good of the country." We are waiting, Nelson.

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Source - Anthony Mkondo
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