Mugabe Backs Opposition Candidate Chamisa

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said he would not be voting his old party ZANU-PF in tomorrow’s general elections saying he would only vote someone with a clear chance of winning the presidential poll.

By doing so, Mugabe has effectively endorsed MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa after ruling out other presidential candidates.

He however denied funding the youthful Chamisa’s campaign and said he has not met him in recent times as has been suggested in the press, but would like to do so if he wins the election.

“I have never met Chamisa. I wish to meet him if he wins. As for who I will vote. I Cannot Vote For Those Who Have Tormented Me. No l Can’t! We used to say politics direct the gun. But now, the gun directs politics. I say no, no, no! Thokozani Khupe and Joyce Mujuru do not offer much. What is there is Chamisa,”he said.

Speaking on the dissapearance of Itai Dzamara after a question was put to him as to if the widely condemned abduction of the activist did not worry that it happened during his presidency he said.

“I do not know what happened to him. I am also worried about the whereabouts of Itai,” he said.

Dzamara crossed swords with Mugabe’s government after he held a series of solo protests at Africa Unity Square demanding the veteran politician to step down.

He was allegedly abducted by suspected State security agents near his home in Glen View on March 9, 2015 and has not been seen since.

On his view on Mnangagwa he said: “He was always a hardworker but did not always tell me the truth.”

The former leader said he preferred Dr. Sydney Sekeramayi as president of Zimbabwe and his successor in the Zanu PF.

Mugabe says he has been “crying for a return to legality and constitutionality, freedom for our people… We must have a democratic constitution, that is what we fought for. People should be first. The people, the people, the people. That is what we always cried for.”

The former leader said he preferred Sydney Sekeramayi as president of Zimbabwe and his successor in the Zanu PF. He added that reports that he wanted wanted to impose wife, Grace, in his place were not true.

Mugabe was forced to resign in November last year after a military intervention that placed him under house arrest triggering an internal Zanu PF process that brought then exiled former Vice-President Mnangagwa to return and take power.

(Source: News Day)


  1. Benny

    Ci Mugabe behave yourself learn from late Nelson Mandela he was respected but you are behaving like dull by showing your bitterness after being thrown out by the same opposition u are against.



  2. Easy Easy

    What an old fool this one is?what democracy are you talking about? The democracy you lamentably failed to defend old baboon!Your people ran away from your almost ungovernable country. And today you are waffling on media shamelessly on democracy. You are lucky Zimbabweans tolerated your idiocy for that long tired,imbecile !!!

  3. Augprina

    You are very correct Benny! Mugabe should emulate the late Nelson Mandela especially that his legacy to the people of Zimbabwe and to the rest of the world is not good at all. The old man should now aim at making a good name in his last days on this earth rather than a hypocrite.

  4. Julius

    If I were Mugabe i would keep away from comments on politics adding to the period he saved in the office of presidency. This time the old man should rather remain a political advisor and not showing bitterness the he is doing

  5. Ziba zako

    It says a lot about youbif uiu cannot support your own brain child a few monrhs after you leave it. You must be a sad sorry man.

  6. Never Mention My Name

    Too bad for you,you enjoyed using the governments funds for your own selfish reasons.

  7. Albert

    Thats out of electram processes conduct how can one anounce the party and one he/she wll vote for. Let the vote speak and no the social media

  8. Razor

    Mugabe should be imprisoned for all the atrocities he committed. If he is left free then he will bring more problems in zimbabwe

  9. jb

    you r very useless mugabe, sure 37yrs of being in paradise you r even commenting that foolish comments on general elections , haaa , old man its over what ever you do you r out

  10. jb

    Nd mugabe must be proscuted for the man killed in your leadership you even saying he is not been seen till now , haaa you killer, who authorised gun men to kill that man? it s you mugambwa foolish man

  11. Gushungo

    I will never say any bad thing about you..

  12. Jms

    No matter how a criminal comes close to you be careful that criminality is still in his head the more he comes closer the more he fill happy to grab you never let him nearby

  13. Jms

    No matter how a criminal comes close to you be careful that criminality is still in his head the more he comes closer the more he fill happy to grab you never let him nearby and such people are never ashamed of themselves

  14. mr.limity

    U kill our President Morgan tswagirai and now u want to meet with the MDC for what y hahuna kuzvifunga when u were busy kumunetsa

  15. JGK


  16. sir evor musaka

    Surly Mugabe no shame you even saying you will support a youthful candidate and yet when you were in power you never gave chance to the young pipo to take over from you. Remember you dealing with the crocodile don’t provock it before you leave the water. Soldiers are hearing and watching all your evil motives otherwise they may not allow your youthful preference to take over power…

  17. Chanzoms chamz

    Change people

  18. James Mphande

    U wanted to be the president forever

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