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Tsvangirai MDC Says Mozambicans Voted in Zimbabwe Polls

  • Thomas Chiripasi

MDC-T Organizing Secretary Nelson Chamisa

MDC-T Organizing Secretary Nelson Chamisa

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formation of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is alleging that Zanu PF bussed some Mozambicans to vote in the disputed July 31 national elections but President Robert Mugabe's party is refuting the claim.

Organising secretary Nelson Chamisa of the MDC-T told VOA Studio 7 on his way from Mutare, where Mr. Tsvangirai held meetings with his Manicaland provincial team, that they now have evidence that Mozambicans were bussed into the country to vote for Zanu PF.

Chamisa said some of the Mozambicans voted using fake voter registration slips in areas such as Nyanga North and Chipinge, among other areas in the province.

Chamisa said the suspected Mozambicans also voted in some parts of the country with some media reports claiming some of them were spotted in the Midlands town of Zvishavane where they had allegedly been dumped by Zanu PF after voting.

But Zanu PF secretary for administration, Didymus Mutasa told VOA Studio 7 by phone that the MDC-T's claims are malicious allegations coming from Britain with a view to tarnish the image of Zanu PF, President Mugabe and that of the country.

Mr. Tsvangirai says he will not accept the outcome of the polls saying they were fundamentally flawed. He has now approached the courts seeking the nullification of the election result and demanding fresh polls within 60 days.

Despite opposition to his landslide win, Mr. Mugabe says he won the polls freely and fairly.

The court challenge of the election outcome by Mr. Tsvangirai and his party has now stalled President Mugabe's inauguration. The case will be heard Saturday.
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