Political analysts have taken a swipe at MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa for abusing the democratic space given in the Constitution of Zimbabwe to insult or malign his political opponents.
Reacting to Chamisa’s hate speech following his party’s march to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to hand over a petition yesterday, the analysts said contrary to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s non violence and no hate speech gospel in the 2018 harmonised elections campaign, it was unlawful for Chamisa to accuse President Mnangagwa and ZEC of planning to rig the poll.
“such accusations are meant to malign and tarnish the image of the President and that of the ZEC Chairperson, fan violence and mistrust in the nation, thereby destroying the unity that President Mnangagwa is striving for among the people of Zimbabwe, in order to rebuild the country,” said Dr Augustine Tirivangana.
He added that the MDC Alliance leader should comply with the laws of the country and desist from undermining the pledge for peace that the political players signed last week.
Another analyst, Mr Elton Ziki said Chamisa should not spark diplomatic rows between Zimbabwe and her friends by implicating that some countries plan to interfere in Zimbabwe’s elections.
Several political think tanks and opinion polls have predicted that President Mnangagwa is going to win the July 30 elections.