The opposition MDC-T has warned that those in power should lead with restraint and honour because they will lose power one day. The MDC-T gave the example of Mandi Chimene, the former minister of state for Manicaland Province, who is reported to have fled to Burundi, after the fall of former president Robert Mugabe and the ascendancy of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The opposition claimed that it had previously warned Chimene, but she ignored their advice acting like she was intoxicated.
MDC-T Manicaland provincial spokesperson Trevor Saruwaka said:
When people are in power they should remember one day they will wake up out of power, hence, they must lead with honour and restraint. She (Chimene) went overboard like someone who was intoxicated. Now she is out of power reality has dawned on her.
Remember she (Chimene) is someone who was used to claiming that she was a powerful war veteran. So she should come back to Zimbabwe and enjoy her freedoms. Why is she running away? We used to tell her that there is no freedom in Zimbabwe and she was scornful.
No one should apologise for expressing different views. So all these G40 members who have been apologising, they should stop and come and join us and fight for our freedoms.