Senator David Coltart who accompanied MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa and Tendai Biti to the United Kingdom praised the MDC-T leader for doing the HardTalk interview.
Coltart acknowledges Chamisa was grilled by HardTalk host Stephen Sackur but praises him for doing the interview. He takes a swipe at President Emmerson Mnangagwa who has not appeared on the show. Coltart said the HardTalk interview will act as a learning curve for Chamisa whom he described as a quick learner. Said Coltart:
Inevitably there have been detractors, mainly from people who are now in the employ of the Mnangagwa regime or who write for the propaganda rags such as the Herald and the Chronicle. Nelson Chamisa was given a grilling on Hardtalk, as was to be expected. No doubt he has learned from the experience and he is a quick learner. Having done Hardtalk twice myself I know how demanding it is and I respect that he was prepared to go into the firing line – something his principal opponent in this election appears not prepared to do.
He also urged the electorate to vote for Chamisa admitting that he is not perfect saying” None of is perfect – but at this moment in our history we cannot let perfection be the enemy of the good.”