Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Terrence has said that there is no way the military will allow MDC-T president Nelson Chamisa to rule the country. Speaking at a Zanu-PF rally in Mandara, Mukupe said,
How can we say, honestly, the soldiers took the country, practically snatched it from Mugabe, to come and hand it over to Chamisa? A child talking about spaghetti roads, who is talking about impregnating all women? This country, where it is now and where it is coming from, needs a grown-up, a steady hand, a person who can stabilise things.
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Mukupe’s sentiments were denounced by MDC Alliance spokesperson Welshman Ncube who said,
The statements by the civilian beneficiary of military rule are most unfortunate and should be withdrawn with immediate effect. This is clearly why we have been calling on the military element to withdraw the statements made by the late General Zvinavashe, Mukupe is just repeating the statements by that command, he is a pawn in the scheme of things.