Presidential Age Limit Proposal A Ploy To Divide And Weaken The MDC – Analyst Claims

A United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean academic Batisani Ncube said that the call by War Veterans for parliament to raise the presidential age limit is a ploy to divide the MDC. Ncube had this to say

I believe that the proposal may have been intended to do three things;

1. Increase the ‘compliance’ costs for Nelson and try to weaken his hold.

2. Create a fluid/uncertain atmosphere in the MDC ( they won’t know for certain whether Nelson could stand and there is no prize for guessing its effect on political competition within the MDC. By the way, -this will keep coming from one conference to the other- Just like the resolution on a female VP between 2014-2016.

3. If need be at the appropriate time- implement it- they hope by that time the citizen would have been marinated long enough to make it a non-issue. So to sum it up, it is the proverbial sword of Damocles hanging on both the MDC and its current leader.


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