By Staff Reporter
MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has maintained he has beaten President Emmerson Mnangagwa basing on figures submitted to the party by its polling agents following Monday’s election.
He was addressing the media on Thursday evening ahead of the presidential results announcement starting 10 pm tonight.
According to the final parliamentary election results released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) Thursday morning, Zanu PF won 145 seats against the MDC Alliance’s 63.
But Chamisa insists he was still preferred ahead of his own parliamentary election candidates who lost the election across the country.
He vowed confrontation with ZEC if “fictitious” results were announced Thursday night.
“Clearly, if the result is not agreeing with the will of the people, it will be rejected,” he said.
“We cannot accept a result that has been manipulated, a result that has been fried, a result that has been massaged against the people’s will.”
He said he will not divulge the results to the media for fear of “falling foul of the law because I would be announcing the results”.
It is an offence under Zimbabwe’s electoral laws for anyone, other than ZEC, to announce the results of the elections.