Chamisa blames late election campaign on police

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The leader of the opposition in Zimbabwe, Nelson Chamisa, says his party was struggling to launch its election campaign because police were blocking opposition rallies.

The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) launched its election campaign on Sunday. Chamisa says it was difficult to hold rallies in different parts of Zimbabwe.

He also spoke about Job Sikhala, a member of parliament who has been incarcerated for almost a year.

“We have our colleague Job Sikhala who was unfairly prosecuted. He was persecuted and we want this fixed. As soon as I am voted into power, I will get him out together with Jacob Ngarivhume. This is the most important thing for me. We can not have a country with political prisoners.”

Chamisa has urged his supporters to turnout in their numbers to vote for change on August 23.

Both the governing ZANU-PF and Chamisa’s party are confident of victory.

Chamisa says the period before the polls is critical in Zimbabwe where people are facing a myriad of challenges such as poverty.

“Lets go and win. Lets go and win. Lets go and win. Win big for everyone. Winning for everyone.”

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