ZANU PF Hits Back at Chamisa’s Election Boycott Threat: “He Can Boycott to Political Oblivion”
The ruling ZANU PF party has launched a scathing attack on opposition leader Nelson Chamisa after reports that he plans to boycott upcoming elections, dismissing the threat as a desperate move to avoid an embarrassing defeat.
ZANU PF spokesperson Christopher Mutsvangwa accused Chamisa of destroying Morgan Tsvangirai’s legacy by fracturing his MDC party, saying “he can boycott to political oblivion…that way he avoids punishing loss from an electorate that has long dismissed him as a leader.”
Mutsvangwa said that ZANU PF is unfazed by the threats, insisting that Chamisa’s opposition party is already “besieged by cheer jesters” and devoid of politicians with clout.
Referring to Chamisa, Mutsvangwa said: “The whims of a bereft of lieutenants and accosted by cheer jesters cannot be allowed to hijack the impeccable democratic credentials of President [Emmerson] Mnangagwa and his ZANU PF party.”
The comments come as key election observers express confidence in Zimbabwe’s electoral preparations and processes, contradicting Chamisa’s claims of bias in favour of ZANU PF.
Mutsvangwa said any election boycott would be driven by Chamisa’s desire to “avoid an embarrassing and punishing defeat by the revolutionary party.”