Aspiring member of parliament (MP) for Kwekwe Central Blessing Chebundo has said that President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be rejected for the third time in the July 30 elections. In an interview with NewsDay, Chebundo who defeated Mnangagwa twice in parliamentary elections said,
People will always recall that I beat Mnangagwa by 15 000 votes to 8 000 votes in the 2000 elections and he came back in 2005 and I beat him again Kwekwe style by 12 900 votes to 11 000. So, I am simply saying that if Kwekwe did it twice, then we can do it for the third time this month in the presidential election.
I am simply telling Zimbabweans that Mnangagwa has been part and parcel of the old order since 1980, and after 38 years of him being in government, it is high time that we should put someone young who can bring hope for Zimbabweans.
Mnangagwa was rejected in 2000 and 2005, and now we have him again contesting the presidential elections on July 30. He came through a soft coup, but now what is needed is not the old guard. We want to restructure Zimbabweans with new ideas and we cannot continue to give him a new lease of life after enjoying being in government for 38 years.