MDC president Advocate Nelson Chamisa said that his party will mobilise the masses for a confrontation with the “failed” government of President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
He said that the government will pull the trigger against protesters, and he warned that they can kill but cannot kill all people.
Addressing thousands of delegates who are attending the party’s 5th Congress in Gweru, Chamisa said:
We are going to mobilise for change and we are going to mobilise for transformation.
But I know that once we start doing what we have to do after the Congress, they (government) will panic and start killing people.
However, you can kill but you cannot kill all the people. You will die before you kill everyone. We are ready to die; some of us are already dead anyway.
They have threatened to arrest us. It’s ok. No party has a monopoly to do as it pleases and harass other citizens. Go and hang. I am done with Mnangagwa.
Chamisa insisted that his dialogue overtures to Mnangagwa were not necessitated by a desire to share power, but to share a vision for the country. He said:
I am ready to stay at home as long as the country is being run well. Mnangagwa has failed to unite the people and I have to do it.
We don’t want a political dialogue to share power but to share a vision.
We will resolve the issues in this country. We will have an election not as expected in 2023 but earlier. If they are unwilling we will force them.