MDC presidential candidate, Welshman Ncube has vowed to stop Zanu PF candidate, President Robert Mugabe from “stealing” the forthcoming election.
REPORT BY MOSES CHIBAYA
The 89-year-old has been accused of rigging previous elections, a charge his party has denied.
Ncube together with other opposition parties are already suspecting Mugabe of employing rigging tactics such as inflating the number of police officers that are supposed to vote today and tomorrow.
Addressing about 1 000 supporters at Chikomba in Mashonaland East province on Friday at the launch of the party’s election campaign Ncube said despite the unfair playing field he will not boycott the election.
“Boycotting is not an option. We must fight this election, we must fight in rain or in thunder. You don’t concede ground to the crooks that are running this election. We are not cowards, we will not run away,” said Ncube.
ZAPU leader, Dumiso Dabengwa who has formed an alliance with Ncube a week ago, said they were going to rely on election agents to prevent Mugabe from “rigging” the election.
Ncube ruled out a coalition with MDC-T describing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai as a “smaller devil”.
He said they differed in principle.
Ncube said he had fielded 203 House of Assembly candidates out of the 210 contested constituencies.