(Last Updated on March 12, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Opposition MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa’s recent address to the nation has sent fellow political parties on panic mode after receiving an overwhelmingly positive response across the country.
Both the ruling ZANU-PF and the MDC-T have been forced to issue statements responding to the speech which sparked a lot of conversations around the various media platforms in the last few days.
In its statement, ZANU-PF has gone to the extent of accusing Chamisa of threatening to “unseat a constitutionally elected government.”
“The Revolutionary ZANU-PF party has noted with contempt, the MDC-A veiled threats to unseat a constitutionally elected Government following pronouncements by Mr Nelson Chamisa during his hollow address of 09 March 2021, dubbed, Agenda 2021,” read part of the statement.
Adding that Chamisa and the MDC Alliance were trying to organise violent protests around the country
ZANU-PF also accused the MDC Alliance of being involved in ‘childish ramblings’ while denying the accusations that they (ZANU-PF) are trying to destroy the opposition party.
The statement by ZANU-PF comes two days after the Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T issued another statement accusing Chamisa of being “condescending towards other political parties.”
Chamisa on Tuesday addressed the nation on his party’s agenda for the year.
He outlined the party’s vision of mobilising in the grassroots to revive the vibrant opposition party.
During the speech, he also blasted the ruling Zanu-PF for trying to create quasi-opposition parties in a bid to establish a one-party State.
The MDC Alliance has withstood multiple attacks in the last year including the recalling of it’s elected officials and the diverting of party funds.