Chiwenga Says President Mnangagwa Is the Biblical Joshua

President Mnangagwa has achieved notable successes in the few months that he has been in power and the nation should resoundingly vote for him in the forthcoming elections to guarantee continued progress as the country is now on the right path to sustainable development, Vice President General Constantino Chiwenga (Retired) said yesterday.

Addressing thousands of people, including farmers, gathered for a Field Day at President Mnangagwa’s Pricabe Farm on the outskirts of Kwekwe yesterday, VP Chiwenga, who was the guest of honour, described President Mnangagwa as the Biblical Joshua who is destined to lead Zimbabwe into a new age of economic development.

“President has been in office for only four months, but as a country, we have registered some notable successes. We have attracted billions of foreign direct investment (FDI). We have many achievements in the shortest period and what does that mean? He is our Biblical Joshua who will lead us to Canaan.

“We must vote for our President and the Zanu-PF party in the forthcoming elections because he has shown that his leadership is unquestionable,” said VP Chiwenga.

He said President Mnangagwa was a successful farmer who, despite his busy schedule, had managed to produce one of the best crops nationally.

The President’s farming prowess, he said, was a clear indication that he was a consummate leader.

“He is a leading farmer, he is leading us in turning around the economy and this is clear that he is an ordained leader and should be accorded chance to fulfil his vision to turn around the economy,” he said.

VP Chiwenga added that Zimbabweans have to vote wisely and peacefully in the forthcoming national polls.

President Mnangagwa will soon move around the provinces to drum up support for the revolutionary party, he said.

“He (President Mnangagwa) is here today. He has invited us and will not be saying anything, but soon we will be going around the provinces to drum up support for the party. We should vote resoundingly for our Joshua, but peace should also prevail. We don’t want violence,” he said.

He said people should remain focused and support the Head of State’s efforts to transform the economy.

He also said the President has been on a regional and international diplomatic offensive, which has yielded positive results that have seen the country moving in the positive direction under the new administration.

“President has been on a diplomatic re-engagement effort and recently, he has been in China where mega deals were clinched.

“But while doing all this, President, through his farming activities, is also saying we should make sure that there is enough food security in the country and this is what we are witnessing today,” he said.

VP Chiwenga implored people to remain united and let bygones be bygones for the good of the country.

“Another major score by the President is his call for unity and peace. He has reiterated that people should let bygones be bygones and work as one in rebuilding our economy.

“As a nation, we should ignore those who spend time on social media trying to discredit the efforts that are being made to turn around the economy. We must remain focused and united as we did during Operation Restore Legacy as we move step by step in rebuilding our country,” he said.

Chamisa Threatens 2018 Election Boycott

MDC-T president and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to pull out of this year’s presidential election, if Zanu PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa fails to implement electoral reforms demanded by the opposition.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

Chamisa yesterday told thousands of MDC Alliance supporters at Chinhoyi’s Gadzema Stadium that he would not agree to be railroaded into an election without the necessary reforms to ensure a level playing field for all the parties.

“MDC will not go into elections before electoral reforms. We are getting briefs from intelligence officers who are telling us of plans to rig the elections. The election is a mere formality because there’s no way ED (Mnangagwa) can win an election,” Chamisa said.

Mnangagwa rose to power on the back of a military intervention led by then Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga that forced former President Robert Mugabe to resign in November last year. The former army chief is now Mnangagwa’s Vice-President.

“We want to thank General Chiwenga for helping us remove Mugabe, but it is time he goes home to rest,” Chamisa told supporters. The MDC-T leader assured supporters that his administration would adopt devolution and resolve the cash crisis within two weeks in office by joining the Rand Union.

“The governance culture will change. The president would be required to answer questions in government every two months (sic). Civil servants above 65 (years) must be retired,” he said.

Chamisa also took a dig at partisan traditional leaders campaigning for Zanu PF.

“Traditional leaders are being abused by Zanu PF. Food aid must be distributed fairly not according to party affiliation,” he said.

“The first thing the MDC will do is ban the bond note and return to multi-currency system, using (South African) rand and (US) dollars. The MDC will reopen industries and give people their pensions that were wiped out by inflation.”

The opposition leader mocked Mnangagwa for introducing diesel locomotives at a time most countries were using electric trains.

“Surely, we cannot introduce and celebrate diesel trains in 2018. The MDC will build a new rail system with bullet trains between Harare and Bulawayo.
“(Former Rhodesian leader) Ian Smith had a plan to build a road and gas pipeline from Lupane (Matabeleland North) to Mozambique. The MDC will simply revive that plan because a good plan has no colour or race.

“Zimbabwe needs $14,9 billion for infrastructure development and those who want to provide that money asked what we have in return. We told them we have 60 different minerals. Zimbabwe has enough gas to feed the rest of Africa for the next 200 years,” Chamisa said.

People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti addressed the same rally, saying the MDC Alliance government would have an economic plan to revive the economy. Zimbabwe People First leader Aggripah Mutambara claimed that there was a sinister plot to assassinate Chamisa.

“But we will not allow it, we are more than them. So, let’s not allow them the chance. Chamisa is the link with the future, Mnangagwa is link with the past, he is link with violence and Mugabe, but we link with the future,” Mutambara said.

Chamisa Threatens 2018 Election Boycott

MDC-T president and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to pull out of this year’s presidential election, if Zanu PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa fails to implement electoral reforms demanded by the opposition.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

Chamisa yesterday told thousands of MDC Alliance supporters at Chinhoyi’s Gadzema Stadium that he would not agree to be railroaded into an election without the necessary reforms to ensure a level playing field for all the parties.

“MDC will not go into elections before electoral reforms. We are getting briefs from intelligence officers who are telling us of plans to rig the elections. The election is a mere formality because there’s no way ED (Mnangagwa) can win an election,” Chamisa said.

Mnangagwa rose to power on the back of a military intervention led by then Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga that forced former President Robert Mugabe to resign in November last year. The former army chief is now Mnangagwa’s Vice-President.

“We want to thank General Chiwenga for helping us remove Mugabe, but it is time he goes home to rest,” Chamisa told supporters. The MDC-T leader assured supporters that his administration would adopt devolution and resolve the cash crisis within two weeks in office by joining the Rand Union.

“The governance culture will change. The president would be required to answer questions in government every two months (sic). Civil servants above 65 (years) must be retired,” he said.

Chamisa also took a dig at partisan traditional leaders campaigning for Zanu PF.

“Traditional leaders are being abused by Zanu PF. Food aid must be distributed fairly not according to party affiliation,” he said.

“The first thing the MDC will do is ban the bond note and return to multi-currency system, using (South African) rand and (US) dollars. The MDC will reopen industries and give people their pensions that were wiped out by inflation.”

The opposition leader mocked Mnangagwa for introducing diesel locomotives at a time most countries were using electric trains.

“Surely, we cannot introduce and celebrate diesel trains in 2018. The MDC will build a new rail system with bullet trains between Harare and Bulawayo.
“(Former Rhodesian leader) Ian Smith had a plan to build a road and gas pipeline from Lupane (Matabeleland North) to Mozambique. The MDC will simply revive that plan because a good plan has no colour or race.

“Zimbabwe needs $14,9 billion for infrastructure development and those who want to provide that money asked what we have in return. We told them we have 60 different minerals. Zimbabwe has enough gas to feed the rest of Africa for the next 200 years,” Chamisa said.

People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti addressed the same rally, saying the MDC Alliance government would have an economic plan to revive the economy. Zimbabwe People First leader Aggripah Mutambara claimed that there was a sinister plot to assassinate Chamisa.

“But we will not allow it, we are more than them. So, let’s not allow them the chance. Chamisa is the link with the future, Mnangagwa is link with the past, he is link with violence and Mugabe, but we link with the future,” Mutambara said.

Chamisa Threatens 2018 Election Boycott

MDC-T president and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has threatened to pull out of this year’s presidential election, if Zanu PF’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa fails to implement electoral reforms demanded by the opposition.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

Chamisa yesterday told thousands of MDC Alliance supporters at Chinhoyi’s Gadzema Stadium that he would not agree to be railroaded into an election without the necessary reforms to ensure a level playing field for all the parties.

“MDC will not go into elections before electoral reforms. We are getting briefs from intelligence officers who are telling us of plans to rig the elections. The election is a mere formality because there’s no way ED (Mnangagwa) can win an election,” Chamisa said.

Mnangagwa rose to power on the back of a military intervention led by then Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Chiwenga that forced former President Robert Mugabe to resign in November last year. The former army chief is now Mnangagwa’s Vice-President.

“We want to thank General Chiwenga for helping us remove Mugabe, but it is time he goes home to rest,” Chamisa told supporters. The MDC-T leader assured supporters that his administration would adopt devolution and resolve the cash crisis within two weeks in office by joining the Rand Union.

“The governance culture will change. The president would be required to answer questions in government every two months (sic). Civil servants above 65 (years) must be retired,” he said.

Chamisa also took a dig at partisan traditional leaders campaigning for Zanu PF.

“Traditional leaders are being abused by Zanu PF. Food aid must be distributed fairly not according to party affiliation,” he said.

“The first thing the MDC will do is ban the bond note and return to multi-currency system, using (South African) rand and (US) dollars. The MDC will reopen industries and give people their pensions that were wiped out by inflation.”

The opposition leader mocked Mnangagwa for introducing diesel locomotives at a time most countries were using electric trains.

“Surely, we cannot introduce and celebrate diesel trains in 2018. The MDC will build a new rail system with bullet trains between Harare and Bulawayo.
“(Former Rhodesian leader) Ian Smith had a plan to build a road and gas pipeline from Lupane (Matabeleland North) to Mozambique. The MDC will simply revive that plan because a good plan has no colour or race.

“Zimbabwe needs $14,9 billion for infrastructure development and those who want to provide that money asked what we have in return. We told them we have 60 different minerals. Zimbabwe has enough gas to feed the rest of Africa for the next 200 years,” Chamisa said.

People’s Democratic Party leader Tendai Biti addressed the same rally, saying the MDC Alliance government would have an economic plan to revive the economy. Zimbabwe People First leader Aggripah Mutambara claimed that there was a sinister plot to assassinate Chamisa.

“But we will not allow it, we are more than them. So, let’s not allow them the chance. Chamisa is the link with the future, Mnangagwa is link with the past, he is link with violence and Mugabe, but we link with the future,” Mutambara said.