An elaborate plan to block the youthful firebrand politician Nelson Chamisa from contesting in the 2023 general elections is currently underway MDC T insiders told the Standard.
The MDC T insider to the Standard that
The plot is like this: Zanu PF will support Khupe, decimate Chamisa and force him to form a new party and lose everything like party offices, safe houses and so forth,
Then in 2022, Zanu PF and the MDC-T MPs will make constitutional amendments to peg the presidential candidates’ minimal age at 50 in order to disqualify Chamisa,
Chamisa will not run in 2023, he will only run in 2028 and by that time Zanu PF will have sponsored internal divisions over his leadership. In short, Chamisa is finished.
Mnangagwa and Zanu PF will not forgive him for that(refusing to join POLAD). They know if he is left undisturbed, there is no way Zanu PF can win against him in 2023
When contacted for comment, Zanu PF Information and Broadcasting Director Tafadzwa Mugwadi said:
That is hogwash, Zanu PF has a majority in Parliament and it does not need the benevolence of any party to amend the constitution. Those saying so do not know what two-thirds majority means.
The MDC Alliance has maintained the Khupe led outfit is being sponsored by the ruling party, allegations the MDC T have dismissed.
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