Zimbabwe votes in first post Mugabe election

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Just a matter of how far they go, does the Zimbos have the balls to go full revolutionary.
I suspect answer would be same as answer to a question some already ask here "Do we have the balls to go full revolutionary by starting a DontPayTax movement? ".
 

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Yes them. It only takes a small amount of people to start something. 80% of people are sheep they don't matter.
It is going to end up with MDC supporters fighting against Zanu supporters and a couple of innocent victims in between, a revolution is so much better when everyone or at least most are united against a common enemy.
 

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Violence in Zimbabwe was just people ‘expressing themselves’‚ says MDC Alliance chair

MDC Alliance chairman Morgan Komichi said the violence that broke out in the capital in Harare on Wednesday afternoon was just Zimbabweans “expressing themselves”. According to news agency AFP‚ one man is believed to have died after police and army fired at the protesters in Harare. Shops and businesses closed earlier in the city centre‚ and fires were lit in the city’s streets.

Komichi told TimesLIVE during a telephonic interview that it was unfair to say that only MDC Alliance supporters were the cause of the demonstrations. “It’s not only MDC Alliance supporters‚ but Zimbabweans expressing themselves over how they feel about the election. They want an election that is free and fair and has a credible outcome‚” said Komichi.

https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/africa/2018-08-01-violence-in-zimbabwe-was-just-people-expressing-themselves-says-mdc-alliance-chair/
 

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Contains scenes with blood

[video=youtube;UWv4o2TjfZM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWv4o2TjfZM[/video]
 

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Back in January 2018

Newly appointed ZANU PF national political commissar, Rt Lt General Engelbert Rugeje has sent shivers down people’s spines after he warned supporters gathered at Mawungwa Business Centre in Gutu to be mindful of the violence unleashed onto the country after his party lost the 2008 general elections to MDC.

He said people should always remember 2008 as the country hurtles towards the 2018 general elections expected within the next seven months.

Hundreds of people were maimed in torture camps in Masvingo, women raped and scores of people killed in the worst election violence ever experienced in the province.

Ironically just 200 metres from where Rugeje addressed last week’s meeting was a torture base where civil servants including teachers were subjected to all forms of punishment and humiliation and the wounds are still fresh.
Rugeje who declared that Zanu PF will rule Zimbabwe “kusvika madhongi amera nyanga” (until forever) also reminded supporters of the way former President Mugabe was removed from power last November.
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Hundreds of people were maimed in torture camps in Masvingo, women raped and scores of people killed in the worst election violence ever experienced in the province.
https://zimbabwelatestnews.net/the-...s-more-violence-if-president-mnangagwa-loses/

Back in 1980, in the run up tho the British supervised elections the same happened all over the country under the noses of the British monitors. Nkomo's & Mugabe's terrorists roamed at will and random villagers were shot and raped as a sample of what they could expect in the event of a wrong vote. Thatcher was well aware of what was happening and never cared.

This time around, all the voters, particularly in rural areas, knew exactly what would happen if they voted against Mnangagwa.
 

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I suspect that although Mugabe has stepped down from the stage, he is still very much running the country from the curtains, he and his top henchman General Engelbert Rugeje.

The only way to remove a dictator is to remove him and his cronies around him otherwise you'll never hear the end of it.
 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...e-calm-in-harare-after-post-election-violence

"The Zanu-PF president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe in 2017, tweeted that he had been “in communication” with the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa “to discuss how to immediately diffuse [sic] the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the peace we hold dear”.

He called for an independent investigation into Wednesday’s killings and extended condolences to the families of the victims. “This land is home to all of us, and we will sink or swim together,” he said."
 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...e-calm-in-harare-after-post-election-violence

"The Zanu-PF president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe in 2017, tweeted that he had been “in communication” with the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa “to discuss how to immediately diffuse [sic] the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the peace we hold dear”.

He called for an independent investigation into Wednesday’s killings and extended condolences to the families of the victims. “This land is home to all of us, and we will sink or swim together,” he said."
While knowing fully well he is the Crocodile, sneaky...
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"The Zanu-PF president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who replaced Mugabe in 2017, tweeted that he had been “in communication” with the opposition leader Nelson Chamisa “to discuss how to immediately diffuse [sic] the situation, and we must maintain this dialogue in order to protect the peace we hold dear”.
Why do you need dialogue? Just send in the army again to shoot the place to hell like you did yesterday. Dialogue schmialogue.
 

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Why do you need dialogue? Just send in the army again to shoot the place to hell like you did yesterday. Dialogue schmialogue.
Some on MyBb approves of what happened in Zimbabwe yesterday, how many times have we heard "use live ammunition on them" when there are protests in SA, I won't be surprised if they move to Zimbabwe, the rule of law over there is exactly what they want.
 

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ZEC announces Mnangagwa victory in Zimbabwe elections

ZEC announces Mnangagwa victory in Zimbabwe elections



Zanu-PF leader Emmerson Mnangangwa has been elected president of Zimbabwe in the country's 2018 presidential election.

The Zimbabwean Electoral Commission made the announcement after midnight, with Mnangangwa receiving 50.8% of the total vote.

His opponent, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance chief Nelson Chamisa, received 44.3% of the vote.

ZEC announced that Mnangagwa had secured 2.46 million votes against 2.15 million for Chamisa.

Mnangagwa, a former spy chief installed led the removal of his ex-ally Robert Mugabe’s in November last year.

Zimbabwe's first elections after Mugabe's decades-long rule has been marred by violence and the deaths of six people in an army crackdown on opposition protests.

Meanwhile, the MDC Alliance had rejected the presidential results before the ZEC's announcement after midnight.

Party officials held an impromptu briefing during a 60-minute break ahead of the release of the final result.

They said their agents were denied an opportunity to verify the results, and therefore the party rejects them.

The alliance's Morgan Komichi said the figures obtained by the party agents need to be checked against those that were announced.

MDC President Nelson Chamisa is expected to hold a briefing responding to the results later this morning.
 
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