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  • Big names likely to lose the elections
    Habakkuk Trust
    August 01, 2013

    Some so-called ‘big names’ in the just ended harmonized elections held yesterday 31 July 2013 in Zimbabwe, are likely to fall by the electoral way-side giving in to other political parties as speculations are now high that Zanu-PF’s old aged and ailing Robert Mugabe is likely to come victorious over MDC-T’s Morgan Tsvangirai in the local authority and national assembly elections .

    According to the inconclusive results obtained through the Habakkuk Trust election observer mission in parts of Bulawayo, Matabeleland South and North, current indications are that most incumbent Members and Councillors in these areas are likely to lose their seats to Zanu-PF or MDC-T contenders.

    Of those that have been speculated to be at the risk of losing the elections are MDC legislators Moses Mzila Ndlovu (Bulilima West), David Coltart (Bulawayo East) and Edward Mukhosi (Mangwe Constituency). The MDC-T is also set to have its own casualties, as Bulawayo Central MP Dorcas Sibanda appears to be neck to neck with Zanu-PF candidate Mlungisi Moyo.

    Zanu-PF’s Tsholotsho candidate Jonathan Moyo seems to be losing to MDC-T candidate and wife to Water Resources and Development Minister Samuel Siphepha Nkomo. The same is speculated of Zanu-PF Makokoba constituency candidate Colonel Tshinga Dube whom indications point to a loss to MDC-T’s Gorden Moyo.

    However, trickling results from Bubi and Mguza constituencies are pointing to a Zanu-PF victory there.

    Leader of the MDC Professor Welshman Ncube seems to be losing in most of the polling stations as he is garnering few votes compared to his two inclusive government counterparts.

    Meanwhile Morgan Tsvangirai has been reported in the press describing this election as a sham and calling for an electoral audit.

    Habakkuk observer mission in car accident

    A team of the Habakkuk Trust election observer mission that was observing in Insiza was today in the morning involved in a car accident at the early hours of the day around 3am as the team was returning from the polling stations. According to the team leader of the group Pastor Cleopas Ncube, their vehicle overturned near Mayfair dam and fortunately no one was injured in the process.

    The Habakkuk command centre has dispatched a recovery vehicle to assist the accident victims.

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