Chamisa Visited Chimanimani Against His Security Team’s Advice

Sources told NewsDay that MDC leader Nelson Chamisa went to Chimanimani and Chipinge against the advice of his security team and some of his party leaders.

Chimanimani and Chipinge districts were devastated by Cyclone Idai early this week. The source said some MDC leaders were concerned over Chamisa’s safety. But the source said Chamisa insisted on going, saying people both within the party and outside needed moral support as well as aid, and that his safety was secondary. The source said:

He told his security that he was not a coward and would not hide in Harare, while people suffered, insisting that as a leader he had to be at the front.

Chamisa’s spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda could neither confirm nor deny the circumstances surrounding Chamisa’s visit. He only said:

President Chamisa has a team that gives him advice, he is not a one man band. He, however, has the power to override advice he receives.

Spokesperson for the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T, Linda Masarira accused Chamisa of using dead bodies to gain political mileage.

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Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa

Linda Masarira is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of a party she founded in April 2019, the Labour, Economists and African Democrats party (LEAD). Masarira is the former spokesperson for the MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe a party from which she was fired... Read More About Linda Masarira

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3 comments on “Chamisa Visited Chimanimani Against His Security Team’s Advice

  1. we have put politics aside not blame each other. What’s wrong with Chamisa to go to see cyclone victims was he campaigning Linda must grow up there time to blame to gain political mirage but not with death .Linda you are a shame to Khupe to be a spokes person

  2. We should learn to put politics aside in times of disaster, its not time for campaigning but its time to help each other wholeheartedly and unite as a nation.

  3. There is statesmanship in the move taken by Cde Chamisa and where it has to do with disaster for constituencies represented it is truly victims of disaster first and ultimately security issues our Almighty Lord the God of Abraham is the guarantor of peace, security and all it takes. Jumping off one’s skin is an extra ordinary human quality, and act of selflessness and stalwart leadership which exhibits faith in Our Almighty God is what the world needs. Be blessed Cde Chamisa.

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