In a telephone interview with 263Chat, MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume said Zanu-PF’s proposal to increase the presidential age limit is a sign of fear.
Deputy minister of defence Victor Matemadanda proposed that the presidential age limit be increased to 52 a move understood as a political move to exclude Chamisa from contesting in the 2023 elections. Zanu PF Women’s League followed suit in support of Matemadanda’s proposal. Said Mafume:
Mnangagwa is so scared of Nelson Chamisa that he does not want to compete with him in his life time. So Zanu PF is sure that it does not have a candidate that can beat Chamisa fairly and squally that they are willing to change the constitution just to deal with Chamisa’s candidature.
Mafume threatened that if Zanu PF finally succeeds in its bid to change the constitutional age threshold currently standing at 40 years to 52 years, the country will not be governable.