Wednesday, June 19, 2024

SA Congratulates Zimbabwe President As Others Criticise the Election

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South Africa, Russia and China have congratulated Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa following his controversial election win over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the US added its voice to growing criticism of last week’s general election which the opposition described as a “fraud”.

The US government said there was systemic bias against the opposition and highlighted credible reports that monitors were forced to alter some election result forms. The electoral commission rejected these claims.

A statement from South Africa’s presidency said South Africa was conscious that the elections took place under a difficult economic environment because of sanctions against Zimbabwe.

It also acknowledged concerns from independent election observers about the legitimacy of the result.

Some monitors said the poll fell short of international standards and the requirements of Zimbabwe’s own constitution.

South Africa, Russia and China are key trade partners of Zimbabwe, and their backing of the poll is significant as Zimbabwe is facing the prospect of further Western isolation and sanctions after criticism of the poll.

The opposition Citizens Coalition for Change is still tallying its own results before deciding on a concrete plan of what to do next. But the congratulatory messages to President Mnangagwa are perhaps a reflection that Zimbabwe’s main allies are ready to move on and accept the results.

BBC

32 COMMENTS

  1. Those criticizing the outcome of the election can go hang from nearest tree. Without help from the so-called democratic county Zimbabwe has made significant progress.
    Congratulations comrade Mnangagwa.

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    • A stolen election, this is why we have coups in Africa!

      “You can fool some people sometimes but you can’t fool all the people all the time”

      Time will tell… I can assure you God is watching.

      The irony is in the end the greedy never win. Zanu PF have ruled that country since 1980, let them give chance to others..why putting their people through more hardships? Solomon gave the two women that fought for ownership of a child a choice, the real mother was ready to give her child to the evil one so as to allow her to live. Mnangagwa and his cronies are that evil woman who would rather the child dies than give her to the rightful mother.

  2. The President of Zambia Mr. Hakainde Hichilema should appoint Dr. Nevers Mumba as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Zimbabwe.

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  3. When is the inaugration of his Excellence President Munangagwa? We want to see which President of SADC will boycott.

  4. Mumba was a hired gun by the British and Americans. The two have for years failed to bring Zimbabwe to its death. In the recent they have found Zambia as the basis for them to put Zimbabwe down. Mumba’s report has no blessings of the SADC heads of state. It has the blessings of the British and the Americans who have their own agenda against Zimbabwe. We wait to see Zambia’s president response to Mumba’s report.

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  5. I see Nevas Mumba has convinced the gullibles that he no wrong. Mumba has been lying through out his life.
    -On seeking public office…. I can’t do that because it’s below me. That was after he was questioned on his forming Citizens Coalition.
    – MMD will cause a civil war. He sided with Unip.
    – He dissolves his CC and takes up a job that was below his dignity as republican vice president.
    – He has single handedly destroyed MMD by his continued to its presidency.
    Please kindly add more of his opportunistic tacts.

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    • The Victory ministry is a shadow of what it should have been. The new pastors and evangelists are doing far better than this ka Victory ministry. I am not even sureif the Lubuto the caretaker is still there.

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    • He wanted to get himself a chance in the diplomatic arena hoping HH with the help of the British and Joe Biden will give him some diplomatic post .

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  6. When is HH congratulating Munangagwa? We have seen messages of congratulations from China, Russia, Angola, South Africa and Namibia.

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS !!!! YOUR EXCELLENCE! YOU ARE A BRAVE SOLDIER AND TRUE SON OF ZIMBABWE. YOU ARE A TRUE PATRIOT!!

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  8. Mumba has now started blaming his members in the SADC Election observer team. He is claiming he only read what was given to him as the head of the mission. But we know who wrote that report and the divisions within the SADC observer team.

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  9. Zimbabweans rejected a known Western world puppet…there’s no debate about that…CONGRATULATIONS YOUR EXCELLENCE EMERSON DOMBUJENA MUNANGANGWA THE PRESIDENT ELECT IF THE GREAT COUNTRY OF OUR BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORS ZIMBABWEANS

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  10. Crazy South Africa Perhaps it is happy killing Zim illegal immigrants. Doesnt ANC know that because of Mnangagwa Zimbabweans will keep fleeing their country?

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  11. Mumba has said the truth. Brave man who is not scared of any one. Zanu pf, just like pf, has become a failed project. Everyone knows chamisa won those elections.

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    • Chamisa was naive to think he was going to win this election. He had no stratergy. Our own HH tried to help him by sending Mumba but it still did not work. VIVA ZANU pf!!

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    • Kkkkk 23years under sanctions because you chose to repossess your land that your ancestors were killed for and still you choose to side with oppressors now I understand your posts mr tarino

  12. We africans are a very long way from self reliance and peace
    Just read some of the comments
    Can you see a happy zambia ?
    I doubt it
    Backing a dictator and seeing the bread basket of this region go to the dogs and still
    supporting this so in so because he’s rejected the West
    RIP My dear Africa

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    • Africa is the only place where the landlord pays the tenant.
      Africa is the only worker who pays his employer.
      Africa is the only dog that gets bitten by a human being.
      Africa is always in reverse.

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  13. When i tell you that don’t mess with the west….its official the west has now officially divided SADC…plain and simple and when we are divided we become weak..SADC was strong when Mugabe was the Chairman.. I hate division and now the Supreme leader Ayatollah Hakainde Hichilema has put himself in a very awkward situation…how is he going to work with Munangangwa and other SADC leaders who are Munangangwa’s buddies…Tanzania…Namibia…Mozambique..Angola..South Africa…Lesotho..Swaziland all have congratulated my uncle his excellence Emmerson Munangangwa the President elect of Zimbabwe

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    • HH expected the same tsunami that propelled him to power to repeat itself in Zimbabwe. Well Zimbabwe is anaza.

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  14. CASUAL OBSERVATION: Members of both UK’s Conservative & Labour Parties are devoted RACISTS against Africans. UK’s pride made it pull out of the European Union hoping its economy would thrive under the umbrella of Commonwealth. UK recruited USA to punish Zimbabwe after revoking the Lancaster House Agreement that entailed paying absentee white land lords in Zimbabwe. Curiously the British even fail to understand why Rwanda abandoned the French Community to join the British Commonwealth. Basungu balitumpa. The emergence of the BRICS Community will teach the white racists a lifetime lesson.

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  15. A scam of an election. Zimbabwe once the bread basket of Southern Africa now a laughing stock without even a currency it could call its own due to hunger for power by dictators.

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    • Zimbabwe has been isolated that’s why it’s facing those problems. It’s not out of incompetence. Yes the West and our man will want to make you believe that. The Zimbabwean understands this very well.

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    • You forgot the part where they have survived 23years under sanctions only because they took back their land and the west decided to punish them.for that and change a gvt to replace with their preferred gvt

  16. The west the west ? if some feel they evil why dont you reject western products completely
    and dont travel to such countries
    or are you wanting your cake and eat it……….. colonists etc etc after all these years
    They left us a viable country and we destroyed it, and thats their fault I keep hearing ?

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  17. 23 years under sanctions has made Zimbabweans resilient am sure the West can not do more than they have done already. Seems the opposition was defeated if they had the V11 as they claim by now they would have done something. And our very own Mumba who unfortunately forgets the morale when it comes to his won party wanted to lecture others.

  18. Gabon where the people are not happy with the election outcome, the people through the army have annulled the results and removed the president. In Zimbabwe it’s the outsiders who are not happy with the election outcome because their preferred candidate has been wired.

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