Game-Changing Move: Chamisa Unveils V11 and V23B Forms, Propelling Zimbabwe into Uncertainty
Advocate Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), claims possession of correct V11 and V23 forms and rejects Zec election results that declared President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the winner.
Disputed Election Results
Zec Chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa secured 2,350,711 votes (52.6%) of the 4,468,730 total votes cast, while Chamisa received 1,967,343 votes (44%).
During a press conference in Harare, Chamisa criticized the electoral process and accused the election of being flawed. He claimed his party had evidence in the form of V11 and V23B forms that showed different results from those declared by Zec.
Chamisa’s Determination for Change
Chamisa expressed his commitment to effect change in Zimbabwe, stating that a shift in power was imminent. He accused Mnangagwa of orchestrating coups on previous elections and vowed that the current situation would not be tolerated.
“We will not wait for five years. There has to be change now. We are going to lead in making sure that change comes to Zimbabwe,” stated Chamisa. “Mr Mnangagwa knows that he has performed a coup since 2008 a coup on the ballot; 2017 a coup on the elected leader; 2018 a coup on the ballot. He has repeated again, 2023, a coup on the ballot.”
Concerns Raised by Observers
Various election observers, including the Southern African Development Community Election Observer Mission (SEOM), raised concerns about the credibility of the elections. SEOM stated that the polls did not meet regional and international standards for free, fair, and credible elections, reported Newsday.
CCC’s Allegations and Grievances
The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) highlighted several issues, including alleged voter victimization by Zanu PF-affiliate Forever Associates Zimbabwe. The party also claimed deliberate delays in delivering ballot papers in their strongholds, leading to voter disenfranchisement.