It is now 07.30 hrs and the final results have begun to trickle in -
real indictor at this stage because most are for urban seats where the
was expected to do well.
So far out of 14 seats announced the MDC has won 12, the only loss
Manyame - a new constituency created in the last delimitation exercise
Marondera West. Harare Central was again taken by the MDC with a large
majority with Margaret Dongo knocked into third place behind Zanu PF.
MDC took back Zengeza - lost in a bi-election last year and also took
Masvingo Central - but by a small majority. Terrible Tendai Biti is
With a big majority.
In other contests that might be of interest Jonathan Moyo was ahead
morning by 700 votes - not as a big a majority as I expected and it
if Kembo Moghadi took Beitbridge - I was surprised at this and we may
to challenge the result.
This electoral struggle is far from over. It is clear that there have
many attempts to tamper with the results - at one polling station
ballots were admitted to the count. In many places - as we suspected,
polling agents were chased away from the poll when the verification and
counting took place. In these instances we will have to challenge the
process and redo the verification and counting.
All day yesterday a desperate battle was fought between Munangagwa and
Chibundu in Kwe Kwe - all sorts of things going on with the Munangagwa
determined at any cost to reverse the humiliation he was handed in 2000
Bulawayo 1st April 2005