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Ian Khama the only bad apple - Zanu-PF

07 August 2013, 15:00

Cape Town - Zanu-PF's politburo member Jonathan Moyo has dismissed as "thoroughly stupid" Botswana’s demand for an audit of last weeks Zimbabwe elections which it declared "unfair", a newzimbabwe.com report says.

Botswana on Monday joined Western countries in condemning Zimbabwe's vote and demanded an audit.

In a statement Botswana said it will lobby southern African leaders for an audit of Zimbabwe's disputed elections, calling into question the fairness of President Robert Mugabe's victory.

But Moyo, who was defeated by a candidate of Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party, rejected the audit demand, describing it as "thoroughly stupid".

"This statement must be taken for what it is, it is thoroughly stupid. It is talking about a so-called independent audit which has no basis on any law nationally, regionally or internationally," he said.

"This is not a financial issue to be audited. The national elections were conducted in terms of Zimbabwean law and were declared free and fair by all international observers SADC and the AU included.

"He [Botswana President Ian Khama] is the only bad apple and that raises questions about his integrity. Who is paying him? It also raises questions about allegations doing the rounds both in Botswana and Zimbabwe that he was a participant and sponsored the losers. He should show some shame. He is shameless."

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