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Batai Mazwi!
1/ I don’t really like Mutodi, but he is right abt what he told journos.

When Biti last yr told @elias_mambo that ED shld phone Chamisa, I said this👇🏽
@ali_naka @DrNkuSibanda @JMafume @Mavhure @daddyhope @finley_198 @RMajongwe @nickmangwana @ibbo11455004
2/ Two days ago, I recommended a reading by George Charamba. It’s a useful reading.

Journos that interviewed Mutodi shld surely learn to ask smart Qns.
@nyashaneta @PriscaMutema2 @DrStephenChan @VusiNyamazana @Auzqn @PatsonDzamara @nelsonchamisa @garweh2011 @bmusonza @263Chat
3/ It helps to understand 2 important things:
a) Dialogue & Negotiation are two different things though one may intersect with the other on a Venn diagram.
b) There is NO dispute between ED & Chamisa, even though Chamisa y/day said he has a dispute.
4/ The Gvt led by ED is the outcome of an electoral process. There were 23 candidates in that process.
Only Chamisa said he has a dispute. He implies he has a dispute with Mnangagwa. Such reasoning is fatally flawed!
He either has a dispute with all candidates or with @ZECzim.
5/ The law states exactly what a candidate must do, if unhappy with an electoral outcome. Chamisa followed that process.

He filed a Concourt challenge heard by a full bench. It was the first televised hearing in Zimbabwe. History was made. Minute by minute! @HMAMelanieR
6/ He was advised by what @DrNkuSibanda called “intl lawyers”, whom we know worked here unlawfully w/out work permits, which wld be illegal where they come from.

Concourt took an unusual step of hearing the case on the merits, even though it shld hv failed on points in limine.
7/ The Concourt application even delayed the inauguration. This was all in respect of the rule of law & process.

The court presented its judgement after a fully contested, fully argued case in which @ZECzim & @nelsonchamisa’s team led by Thabani Mpofu battled it out - on TV.
8/ During the case, it became evident Chamisa had NO evidence he had told the world he had. Judges, especially judge Patel repeatedly probed him on this issue.

Before the hearing, Chamisa told an international reporter “We have the proof my brother”

His words, not mine👇🏽
9/ But the Concourt hearing shows he had lied to intl reporters that he had proof. It was just one of the lies the brotherman peddled throughout his campaign.

Prior to the election, @stephensackur in a @BBCHARDtalk interview queried Chamisa over his penchant to stoke chaos!
10/ So even b4 elections, MDC, which was founded on the values of non-violence, was known at that point by Stephen Sackur to be violent.

Sackur asked Chamisa what had happened to Vanguard youths that had tried to burn Mwonzora & Khupe in a hut in Humanikwa. Again he lied 👇🏽
11/ A day after the election, MDC youths rampaged all around town demanding results be released outside legal provisions. It’s important to know that the 5 days period within which results must be announced is an outcome of a demand by the MDC itself during GNU negotiations.
12/ The rampage itself was stoked by Chamisa himself who was announcing his “winning” on Twitter contrary to the law. A tweet he later deleted when Biti got into trouble.
13/ 11/ Before the elections, MDC activists like Japajapa told us what they were planning to do.

Confusing rallies with ballots to stock violence.

Japajapa says “as civic society organizations” - what CSO says that? Are CSOs political organisations? Does that include ZCTU?
14/ That Chamisa has a dispute with anyone is a fatally flawed notion residing in his own head. Even the churches listening to such need their heads examined.

He either has has a dispute with 23 presidential candidates or with @ZECzim
15/ He took his despite to Concourt. Concourt ruled on the issue. The young man is apparently a lawyer who should understand the outcome of a court!

It seems he has a despute with the court! He can’t have a dispute with a candidate of the same election he contested in.
16/ Chamisa was wisely counseled by @Julius_S_Malema, an opposition politician. He was told to accept the results and move on because the courts had concluded the issue.

But he still claims a dispute! Dispute with who? 🤷🏽‍♂️
17/ Zimbabwe is not the only country where elections have gone to court.

In 2000, Bush & Al Gore ran in an election where deciding vote was in Florida. Matter went to Supreme Court which ruled in favour of Bush. Gore had the popular vote but he respected the court & conceded.
18/ Al Gore didn’t go around whining for months on end that he had a dispute with Bush over a matter settled in court. He moved on.

It must be noted that the US SC a politically constituted court. That is why hearings for new appointments are always highly charged & debated.
19/ If Chamisa has no capacity to respect decisions of a constitutional court, what sort of President can he be? 🤷🏽‍♂️

Are we to think that he will be another Mugabe who respected only his opinion?

If you can’t respect the nation’s institutions, Saka Uri munhu rudzii?
20/ There is NOT going to be any negotiation over anything.

There surely shd be dialogue among citizens. Nationals shld always dialogue in Parly, in churches, wherever.

Chamisa seems to think there will be a special meeting btwn him & ED. NO.
He is just like every citizen.
21/ He is a lawyer, a green lawyer but still one. He understands Concourt judgment delivered by judges of several decades experience.

If the judgement is clear, why does he keep talking about a dispute? What is he disputing?

On whose behalf is he disputing a court judgment?
22/ Even where there are clear court judgments, he still claims he has a dispute. Naani? NeCourt? 🤷🏽‍♂️

Who is telling him to keep making foolish “DISPUTES” over a settled matter?

He went to Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa can’t overturn a Concourt decision. @xandatoto @tafadzwamarere
23/ There are some people who demanded Biti MUST be let go from a criminal case bcoz “he is a friend of the committee”!

Ndoo Rule of law yacho here iyoyo?

If u can’t respect a court decision, after lying u hv evidence when u don’t, what chance is there for the rule of law?
24/ So this dispute he purports to have, it’s a dispute with who?

- with ED? That can’t be, he was just another candidate.
- With @ZECzim? Can’t be since it was settled by Concourt.
- with Concourt?

Or is it that some1 somewhere has told him to keep disputing without reason?
25/ Soon after the election, @begottensun posted this video on evidence to prove the electoral outcome. He had seen what was coming.

Electoral process in Zimbabwe after several years of improvement is far more watertight than in most countries!

So whose dispute is it?
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