We are confident of a win: Tsvangirai

HARARE - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has vowed to end President Robert Mugabe's 33 year reign saying the massive turnout was a sign that Zimbabweans want to complete the stalled change of 2008.

The MDC leader, who is making a third crack at the presidency, told journalists after casting his vote along with his wife Elizabeth at Mt Pleasant High School around 10 am, that he was touched by the winding queues.

“Today is a historic day for all of us to complete the delayed run-off of 2008. We wish everyone to complete the change,” said Tsvangirai.

As voters waved to the former trade unionist, he became emotional reflecting on the journey he has walked since entering the country’s political space in 1999.

“This is an emotional moment, when you see all these people coming to vote, it is touching,” he said.

Tsvangirai was accompanied by his children and some top MDC officials.

Comments (17)

Mugabe arrikutya kunyadziswa ne munhu mudiki kwaari. Tese tinoedza kushamisira kumhuri dzedu kuti hatidyairike. Robert jnr na Chatunga vanozoti inga daddy makundwa ne munhu mudiki wani? Ndozvaarikurwira Mugabe - to impress his wife and children kuti haajairike. After 33 years of WORLD RECORD RATE OF INFLATION achadei iyo hariyofanzirofa.

Eme - 31 July 2013

We congratulate you Mr President Tsvangirai for a well done job.Matikurira Save RWENDO rwuno.We tried our best,but the mole known as babajukwa let the liberation party down.

kasukuwere - 31 July 2013

We support this election that we hope to be as fair as possible and we hope that all the electors will freely vote for a new democracy

Antoine - 31 July 2013

Mr MT mukahwina ini ndinopika kusevenzera kustate for free for three months ndozodzokera kuteaching muprivate sector mandiri!

wagoii - 31 July 2013

So glad no-one had to die this time around to express their desires through a vote. a few areas in Mashonaland East and Central did not seem to have gotten the memo that there should be no violence and no killings.... but on the whole, they were defanged. Good on you, Zimbabweans!

RT Murehwa - 31 July 2013

Change is in the air.

Hezvoko - 31 July 2013

Allow people to choose what they want and you can have that process done peacefully. No freedom no violence. People have said; well done Zimbabweans for the peacefully selection process yesterday. We now wait for ZEC....

kauchy - 31 July 2013

Point of correction: More freedom, no violence

kauchy - 31 July 2013

While monitors attention is focused on election violence, this time, Zanu PF has shifted to fraud. Since the unilateral announcement of the elections date to ZEC failing to release the voters roll; it has been nothing but a fraud strategy on the Zimbabwean elections. The results at their best will not be different from those of 2008, 29th March elections.

Tapera Yemurai Choto - 31 July 2013


ndini - 31 July 2013

Vakuru ko Munozo winner sei kana isu ve ZANU ta rigger Dofo re munhu

RichardTsvangirai - 1 August 2013

chamatama wakanyeperwa.bhora mugedhe

tendai - 1 August 2013

BABA JUKWA havasi kubatika pa map vapererwa nema ideas.Gushungo woyee

TENDAI - 1 August 2013

We congratulate you Mr President even here in Kenya.We wish you a good time in changing the face of Zimbabwe.

Marlaw - 1 August 2013

MaZANU mabvepi. Apa hamuna kuenda kunovhota ngekuti munoziva kuti murikubira. Thank you the MDC guys for voting. I have seen that the number of commentators was very low yesterday but for the ZANUZ the number is a bit high showing that vanondowawata vasikavhoti. Zanu mazimbavha.

nosmas - 1 August 2013

vakuru ava vatova history chaiyo. We have enough of puppets, this time hatidi, zvaenda izvo.

reason - 1 August 2013

Okay, u chematama fanatics rely buffles me. You crying kuti ZANU PF yarigger yet u still participating mumavotes and claiming victory at the same time. Saka mukadyiwa pafeya hamufe makabvuma musadherera ZANU PF hasi madofo saMogiza wenyu uyu. Party ichabvisa ZANU PF haisati yafomwa saka dzikamayi zvenyu timbotonga......

Pondaihenyumwanawevhu - 1 August 2013

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