Reports That Nelson Chamisa Was Involved In An Accident Dismissed As False

Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Nelson Chamisa holds a press conference at the MDC headquarters in Harare, on July 17, 2018, over the security of the ballot paper and credibility of the voters roll ahead of general elections on July 30. Chamisa said his party will write to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to intervene to resolve the stalemate with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). / AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

Reports that MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa was involved in a car accident have been dismissed as fake news by the opposition MDC-T. Writing on social media site Twitter, pro-democracy activist Patson Dzamara said,

Please note that this is fake. Zimbabwe’s incoming President @nelsonchamisa is well and was never involved in a car accident. Let’s all go out and vote for a fresh start on Monday. We can’t be denied.

The report which is circulating on social media reads,

Breaking News

MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Advocate Nelson Chamisa car involved in a head-on Collision with a haulage truck on route from a rally in Mutoko Mash East.

He is in a critical condition and has been ferried to Harare hospital for treatment. Two other people he was traveling (sic) with him have been confirmed dead and the only other survivor is in critical condition.

Let’s pray for Nelson people of Zimbabwe he need (sic) our prayers to pull through this tough