New Zimbabwe columnist, Tichaona Zindoga has made a comparison between Julius Malema’s “give me a sign Mama Winnie Mandela” and Nelson Chamisa’s “This is the Sign” and observed a great difference.
For Zindoga, the difference was in the effect of the message. He observed that Malema’s “SIGN” speech at Winnie Mandela’s funeral,
…became a huge talking point and the idea of a signal gained currency among young radicalised politicians in South Africa and beyond.
Zindoga noted that on the other side of Limpopo, the response to Chamisa’s “THIS IS THE SIGN” invocation is in huge contrast to that of Malema. Zindoga said in reference to Chamisa’s invocation:
It was supposed to be a rallying call for supporters gathered in Mbare and beyond.
However, the invocation did not give one but a number of signals.
Zindoga attributed the luke warm reaction to Chamisa’s invocation to the lack of proposed action in it. Launching the MDC’s 2020 Agenda, the youthful leader suggested that the hardships which the citizenry was facing were the signal for “action” which his supporters had yearned for a sustained period of time.
For Zindoga, Chamisa mystified it by not proposing action after the signal. Probably, Chamisa was avoiding being implicated if supporters would take action that would perhaps degenerate into chaos as was the case in January 2019.
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