MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has painted a grim picture of Zimbabwe’s current state of affairs, saying the country is on the verge of explosion.
Speaking to The Standard on Saturday, Chamisa reiterated that President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has run out of ideas to address the country’s problems. He said:
We are in a disaster. There is no income, no foreign investments, no jobs, nothing and it is a tinderbox, it is an explosion, everything is going southward.
The centre can no longer hold.
More than eight million people are facing starvation and this situation does not require a business-as-usual approach.
Chamisa also called for the formation of a National Transitional Authority (NTA) to give the country a soft landing and to detoxify its politics. Chamisa said:
We need a transitional mechanism to soft-land the crisis.
We need nation-building and consensus to extricate ourselves out of this problem in the country.
With service delivery collapse, economic collapse, corruption flourishing, human rights abuses on the increase, victimisation of lawyers, attacks on human rights defenders, attacks on journalists, diplomats and non-governmental organisations, everyone seems to be under attack.
It’s a state that seems to be in a difficult position and they are seeing enemies everywhere.
This comes after the National Security Council last week claimed that there were rumours of an imminent military coup and accused former ZANU PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and MDC Alliance vice-chairperson Job Sikhala of being behind the rumours.