MDC leader Nelson Chamisa said the ruling elites stand to lose more than anyone else if the country descends into anarchy since they own “everything” in the country.
Chamisa made the remarks while making his keynote address at the launch of the Principles of Reliable Inclusive and Credible Elections in Zimbabwe symposium organised by a local think-tank, Sapes Trust in Harare on Thursday. He said:
We do know that on the African continent, citizens have paid dearly in the event of anarchy. In an event that there’s anarchy, we in the alternative have nothing to lose because we don’t have anything.
They have buildings, farms and mines. When there is anarchy in this country, they will be the first customers and will pay dearly. We have seen it in Sudan, Somalia and Angola.
However, we don’t want that path for this country, but if they continue ignoring our advice, we will be forced to look that way. They might try everything, arrests or what, we don’t care.
Meanwhile, MDC youth spokesperson Stephen Chuma told the media that citizens would not be hoodwinked by “some kindergarten games and tomfoolery by Emmerson Mnangagwa’s boys, Godfrey Tsenengamu, Lewis Matutu and Temba Mliswa“.
Chuma accused the trio of trying to absolve their godfather, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who he said stinks to the high heavens of corruption.