ZEC declares Mugabe winner of presidential election

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson, Justice Makarau has declared Zanu (PF)’s Robert Mugabe the winner of the 2013 presidential election.

Justice Makarau
Justice Makarau

Makarau declared Mugabe the winner with 2,110,440 votes which translates to 61,09 percent of the total cast.

“Mugabe Robert Gabriel is therefore declared duly elected President of the Republic of Zimbabwe with effect from today, the 3rd August 2013,” Makarau said.

MDC’s Morgan Tsvangirai came second with 1,172,349 votes giving him 33,94 percent of the total vote.

Tsvangirai has however refused to recognise the results. His representative, Obert Gutu, told the media soon after the announcement that the whole election was a mockery of democracy.

“It was a sham, a farce and is null and void. As such we reject it and to us it’s a joke. This election does not represent the will of the people. The people of Zimbabwe have been robbed,” Gutu said.

Zanu (PF) Legal Affairs Secretary Emmerson Mnangagwa and Mugabe’s Chief Election Agent as in the 2008 violent elections, told the media that his party was satisfied with the conduct of the electoral process.

“The process went as expected. It was peaceful, free, fair and transparent,” he said.

Mnangagwa denied that the election had been a farce and said the MDC must respect the will of the people. “The route that they are taking will bury their political careers completely,” he said.

Welshman Ncube of the smaller MDC faction garnered 92,637 votes giving him 2,68 percent. Dumiso Dabengwa got 25,416 which was 0,74 percent of the overall vote. . Kisnot Mukwazhi got 9,931 votes giving him 0,29 percent.

The total number of votes cast was 3,480,047.

Post published in: News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *