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Mugabe never voted for Chamisa, ex-CIO boss

Staff Reporter

FORMER President Robert Mugabe (pictured) did not vote for Nelson Chamisa of MDC but cast his vote for Zanu PF candidate and eventual winner Emmerson Mnangagwa in last year’s Presidential elections.

This was revealed by former CIO top boss Isaac Moyo, who is now Director-General in the President’s Office following the death of the one-time powerful leader in Singapore on Friday.

Moyo was assigned by the President to facilitate communication between the latter and the Mugabes.

On the eve of elections last year, Mugabe, still showing bitterness over his overthrow by Mnangagwa with the help of the military, told both local and international media he was going to vote for one time party enemy, MDC.

However, Moyo told State media this weekend former First Lady Grace Mugabe opened up to him that her husband decided against his decision to vote Chamisa.

“Of course here and there, there were also moments we had our tensions,” said..

“I remember when I first went to see him after his press conference, where he announced he was going to vote for Chamisa. We really had an exchange that day, but what then emerged was that he said despite having threatened to vote for Chamisa, he actually did not vote for Chamisa and I was told on how on the eve of the elections, he had agonised, he could not sleep.

“According to the former First Lady, he had woken up around 2am somewhere and he said he could not sleep and the idea that he would go and vote for Chamisa was rebuffed, he could not do that.

“And the former First Lady said she then encouraged him to follow his real wishes and to vote for comrades he has always been with and not to worry about the small matters between them, and so the former First Lady, with the concurrence of Cde Mugabe himself, said he had not voted for MDC, but he had voted correctly, I found that fun and I enjoyed the story.”

Ever since the coup, Mugabe had shown great anger towards Mnangagwa, his one-time top aide for the betrayal.

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