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Chamisa confident of massive rural vote,victory

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By Tafadzwa Muranganwa

HARARE-MDC Alliance leader   Nelson Chamisa has spoken glowingly of the response the rural electorate gave him during his campaign trail.

 Speaking at his last rally at the Civic Grounds christened the ‘Freedom Square’ by the opposition where a record bumper crowd gathered ,   the 40 year old successor of late charismatic founding MDC-T President Morgan Tsvangirai, Chamisa said the rural populace are well aware of the need for leadership renewal.

“From the campaign  I have done   so far I   give kudos to the rural population for   their confidence in making sure things change,” addressed Chamisa.

According to statics,   the country’s rural population hovers above 60 % and has been predominantly a  Zanu PF stronghold  and it remains to be seen whether Chamisa’ s revelation means that the pendulum could have shifted.

Chamisa also spoke on associating with Mugabe to which he said was nothing amusing as the former ruler was equally a citizen whose rights should be respected and that he will draw lessons from the deposed former president.

“Mugabe  is a citizen of this country just like any other who is entitled to his or her rights and when i become leader of this country I will seek counsel from him on what he did right and wrong,” said the charismatic opposition leader.

The opposition leader has always been viewed as  an admirer of the former president hence the two have  had a warm relationship even after the ouster of Mugabe.

According to Chamisa who was bubbling with confidence that he has already bagged poll victory, his new government has a thrust to make media reforms.

“In our government we will make sure ZBC is transformed into a true public broadcaster and more  television  channels will be opened within 6 months  after attaining public office,” promised  Chamisa.

He also spoke on the need to deal   decisively with party-state conflation

“In my government there will be no party-state conflation. The functions of the government will be quite distinct from those of the party to avoid instances where we see   government resources being channelled to party business,” assured Advocate Nelson Chamisa.

The Mnangagwa administration has been accused of inheriting the party-state conflation from the Mugabe regime.

The mega rally also saw in attendance ZAPU leader and prominent war veteran Dumiso Dabengwa, former Masvingo Provincial  Affairs Minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, former Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister Eunice Sandi Moyo.

The trio urged the thousands of supporters to dump the Emmerson Mnangagwa-led  government   in the Monday polls.

Meanwhile, Advocate Chamisa  assured his supporters that they are working round the clock to make sure the impending election is not rigged.

“I know many of you  fear rigging but let me hasten to say that we are putting   stern efforts to ensure we curtail this,” assured MDC Alliance  President.

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