MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has said the struggle to defeat the ruling party is no longer up to the MDC Alliance only but to all Zimbabweans as he likened the current administration’s governance to a yoke choking the country’s democratic space to an extent that it could not breathe, Newsday reports.
Said the youthful MDC leader:
It’s not about me or the MDC Alliance, it is about the people of Zimbabwe, the democratic space is being choked by Zanu PF and it is time we act, draw a line in the sand or we will be choked to death
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Look at how everyone has become an enemy of the State and under siege, first it was the doctors, then they came after journalists, then lawyers, human rights activists, the whole nation can’t breathe now,
Chamisa also took the time to address rumours that he was being funded and taking advice from members of the now-defunct former Zanu PF G40 faction:
Yes, I am G40, my age is 42, so what? It is a Zanu PF party culture of label and condemnation. I am not seeking to be the president of MDC. I am already the president of MDC Alliance and I am not going to be reduced into petty fights.
I am seeking to establish national consensus for all people. I am not going to label people condemning them because of who they are. I know I am going to lead Zimbabwe including Mnangangwa and his Zanu PF, so I am going to lead the entire nation.
Why should I say I don’t want to see Mnangagwa when you are a leader you must unify people. That is my fundamental problem with Mnangagwa. Instead of unifying people, he is waging a gap of hatred within people.