Who is their main man: Is Britain supporting Mnangagwa or Chamisa??

The British Embassy in Zimbabwe has sought to distance itself from allegations that it is backing President Emmerson Mnangagwa to win in the upcoming 2018 harmonised elections.

This comes after Professor Welshman Ncube, the spokesperson for the coalition MDC Alliance spoke out against the British and the Chinese for seemingly backing President Mnangagwa.

Said Ncube, “We think it is inappropriate for the British and the Chinese to pick a horse in this election. They should, instead, insist on Zimbabwe abiding by international norms and standards for the conduct of free, fair and credible elections.

Responding to the allegations, Simon Thomas, the Deputy Ambassador at the British Embassy Harare said that his country did not care about who wins the polls. He insisted that his country’s only interest in the election was that it should be conducted under free and fair conductions. Writing on microblogging site Twitter, Thomas said

Yesterday a daily newspaper reported that Zimbabwe’s upcoming general elections could have divided world leaders’ opinion, with Britain and China throwing their weight behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s candidature at a time the United States has remained sceptical of the Zanu PF leader and kept a soft spot on the youthful MDC-T presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa.