Arresting me won’t stop fight over stolen election – Bvondo warns Zanu PF

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By Anna Chibamu

MDC Alliance national youth leader Happymore ‘Bvondo’ Chidziva has warned the ruling Zanu PF leadership that arrests will not stop the opposition from demanding its “stolen vote”.

The Highfield West MP is out of custody on $100 bail for allegedly inciting public violence at a Gweru rally in the run-up to the July 30 elections.

The opposition is still rejecting the outcome of the July 30 elections despite its legal challenge being dismissed by the Constitutional Court.

Addressing an Alliance rally in Chitungwiza on Saturday, Chidziva said; “Recently, they arrested me.

“They were making announcements on radio, holding guns hunting Bvondo. What crime did I commit? My crime is that I am simply asking for our (opposition) stolen vote.”

The opposition youth leader rejected government charges that Alliance activists were behind the August 1 post-election violence that resulted in six people being shot dead while several others were injured.

“We have never had any demonstration at Zanu PF Headquarters to burn vehicles and destroy property,” he said.

“We have never seen Zanu PF members demonstrating at Harvest House to destroy our property. But we are aware that on 1 August, Zanu PF sent its members to demonstrate in the streets to silence the voice of reason.”

He added; “We will not be silenced. We are not the ones who went to Zanu PF. We are waiting for our leader Nelson Chamisa to be installed as President of Zimbabwe.

“We will get our signal from him on what to do next. We must be ready though, because we have very little time before we take action.

“The ruling party must be aware that we are coming after it for stealing our vote. ZEC amended results three times. Is this not stealing?”

Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa told supporters that the movement’s leadership was considering his inauguration as the ‘People’s President’ this coming Saturday.

Several top leaders attended the event, including vice president Elias Mudzuri, Douglas Mwonzora and Tendai Biti.