Zimbabwe: the defeated Nelson Chamisa, plans a ‘mock inauguration’ on Saturday.

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, after losing the country’s recent disputed elections, is planning his own “inauguration”. This African new trend of self-inauguration for defeated candidates appears to be gaining popularity in some African nations.

According to various sources like Africa News, the relentless zimbabwe opponent, Nelson Chamisa, who was recently defeated in Zimbabwe presidential election in favor of Emmerson Mnangarwa, is moving mountains from sensitizing local people in Zimbabwe to form an uproar in Zimbabwe to topple Mnangarwa.

His spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda said the inauguration will take place on Saturday and will affirm Chamisa as the duly elected president of Zimbabwe.

But the government of Zimbabwe has issued a warning that it will not tolerate the so-called ‘inauguration’.Now, that plan has not gone without a response by the government. Deputy Minister of Information Energy Mutodi took to his official Twitter page Tuesday evening to say, the government would not allow “anarchy”.

“Any attempt to de-legitimise government will not be tolerated and those bent on causing anarchy will be dealt with mercilessly,“ Mr. Mutodi wrote on Twitter.

WHY IT MATTERS: The self-inauguration by defeated candidates in some African elections has taken roots in some African countries. It should be remembered that even Raila Odinga in Kenya proceeded to do the self-inauguration after he was defeated by Uhuru Kenyatta in Kenya elections.

In Burundi, after the victory of the ruling party in 2015 elections, there was a group of politicians who are now in CNARED who wanted to do the self-inauguration of NYANGOMA Leonard. The latter wanted to set up a ‘parallel government’ to legitimate government of Burundi in 2015.


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