Eddie Cross dumps Chamisa says Mnangagwa is winning Monday’s elections


Movement for Democratic Change legislator Eddie Cross, once the party’s policy adviser, has predicted a thumping victory for Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front leader Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday.

“I think Chamisa has done a good fight, but he is not going to win the majority,” Cross told NewZimbabwe.Com

Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has vowed that there will be chaos in the country if he is not declared the winner.

His lawyer Thabani Mpofu said arrangements were already in place for the transfer of power to Chamisa.

Cross, who said his generation failed Zimbabwe, urged Mnangagwa to appoint competent people.

“I think that what Emmerson has got to do is to appoint competent executives. We don’t want corrupt people in government,” he said.

He preferred a government of national unity which Chamisa seems to have written off.

“What Chamisa said is very interesting that he is not prepared to go into a GNU but he is prepared to collaborate. I think the best thing for us in the next five years is a national transitional government. We put our plans together. Let’s forget politics. Let’s build the country,” he said.

“I am going to retire from all positions in the party. I am now old; the future is the young and I am 78. It’s time to go. Nelson is the next generation…my generation failed Zimbabwe”.

Cross wrote Thokozani Khupe completely off saying she would be lucky to get even one percent of the vote.

“MDC is the biggest opposition and there is only one MDC; there is no Khupe. If Khupe gets one percent, I will be surprised.

“Biti has come back; Mangoma is going to come back. There is no future outside the MDC. I think they will remain the most viable opposition group.

“I wish the Alliance will coalesce into a party but the problem is that Zimbabweans are power hungry. John Makumbe once said to me if you send three Zimbabweans to the moon they will come back with five political parties.”


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