On Tuesday, Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom and South Africa have launched an online campaign to raise funds to support losing presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s legal costs.
Chamisa’s legal costs would potentially reach $3 million (about R42 million).
The crowdfunding initiative, on gofundme.com, titled Zimbabwe Defend Vote Legal Costs, is targeting to raise a £100 000 (about R1,8 million).
It said: “Against overwhelming public opinion amongst Zimbabweas at home and abroad; the judgement handed by the Zimbabwe Constitutional Court went against the Nelson Chamisa.
“Worse still, it carried a punitive condition requiring Nelson Chamisa to foot the legal costs of everyone involved. The funds required are needed as soon as possible.
“Please give generously, to fight this cynical ploy to silence a critical voice defending human rights, democracy and change in Zimbabwe.”
“You can make a donation by card on this page or send your donation to Ecocash merchant Code 204861 (registered as NC Trust). Every little dollar helps,” the campaign reads.
“Let’s stand together because the journey to change requires each and every one of us to play a part”.