Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front chairman for the United Kingdom Nick Mangwana has asked whether by calling for sanctions against Zimbabwe, former G40 kingpin Jonathan Moyo is not inadvertently admitting that Emmerson Mnangagwa will be president after next week’s Constitutional Court hearing.
Jonathan Moyo who has been vehemently supporting Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has called for sanctions on Zimbabwe and its military government.
“It has to be said quite clearly without any equivocation, fear or favour that sanctions should be imposed on the military govt in Zimbabwe by Sadc, AU, UN & the international community at large for deploying the Army to kill in cold blood, unarmed fleeing civilians on 1 August!” he tweeted.
“SANCTIONS are the only peaceful means available to the international community to reign in a military govt that grabs power through violence, uses violence to stay in power & subverts the will of the people by sending its Army to massacre unarmed, fleeing protesters & bystanders!”
Mnangagwa was declared winner of the 30 July elections but Chamisa rejected the results and has now challenged them at the Constitutional Court.
He wants the court to declare him the winner or call for fresh elections.
Mangwana, without mentioning any names tweeted: “We hear someone is now calling for sanctions against Zimbabwe from all and sundry. Is this an admission that after next week the government leading this country will be ED led? Unwitting expression of realism?”
The Constitutional Court is expected to hear the election challenge on Wednesday next week, only three working days away.
It can declare a winner, which means it can confirm Zimbabwe Electoral Commission’s declaration or declare another candidate the winner.
The winner will have to be sworn in within 48 hours.
It can invalidate the election, in which case a fresh election must be held within 60 days.
It can also order a run-off it it rules that the winner did not gain the 50 percent plus one majority.