Chamisa fears manifesto theft by Zanu PF

OPPOSITION MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has disclosed that his coalition group would not publicise its election manifesto until Zanu PF officials launched their own to avoid plagiarism of the document.


Speaking during an interview with South Africa’s ANN7, Chamisa said the MDC Alliance had concluded its policy document, which deals with five fundamental issues to jumpstart the national economy, but added the document would not be made public to avoid theft of ideas.

“We are very conscious that we need to state the what and the how and when of our policies, but we are also quite mindful that the proclamation of the date of the elections has not been done. We know our colleagues in Zanu PF are very good at manipulating our policies, they have done so through President (Emmerson) Mnangagwa, who has been literally copying and pasting our policies, not that we are worried if it’s good for the nation,” Chamisa said.

Chamisa and Mnangagwa have been touted as the main contenders in this year’s presidential race.

Turning to electoral reforms, Chamisa challenged the military to stay out of politics, saying their mandate was bigger than defending the interests of Zanu PF.
“We want to de-villagise that military and demilitarise the village, making sure that our military are liberated from partisan politics. They have to represent the nation. They are for all of us and they can’t be supporting one party over the other,” he said

“Zanu PF is just but a party, they are not the nation. It is not the liberation struggle, so we would want to make sure that our military is back in the barracks defending the nation, not one political party. The whole essence of going to the liberation struggle was to preserve the ballot and not for the bullet to undermine the ballot.”
Chamisa said the MDC-T respected its constitution and his ascendency to power, through a national council resolution, was legitimate.

“You have people saying we need to have a congress. Life is not about congresses. Life is also about respecting the organs of the party and the organ that is supposed to deal with issues is the national council. It dealt with the issues, it chose a leader and that leader is talking to you and I am happy that people are happy,” he said in reference former MDC-T deputy President Thokozani Khupe, who has since formed a breakaway faction.


  1. chamisa power monger

    1. Indeed, he is a power monger. A little Mugabe in the making. Mugabe relied on manipulating and threatening paper-based party organs at the expense of real internal party democratic processes. Going to congress was the only way to sanitise Chamisa’s ascendancy to the MDC leadership – we remember very well that he had previously lost an internal contest to Mwonzora. My view is the late Tsvangirayi was responsible for the MDC-T’s electoral defeats to Zanu Pf because of his crazy and dictatorial Mugabe-style tendencies, and these have been adopted by Chamisa’s handlers. I thought Chamisa would do something differently, but NO – he is another Zanu Pf style admirer. The only solace that Zimbabwe has is that he will not win the election!

    2. chamisa chete chete

    3. WillkayzbeatzTv

      Little dictator in the making.If u so much respected the constitution then why dd u expel madam khuoe from the party.unozvinetsawo iwe

  2. Shanda kwete kungowawata iye Chamisa achitoswedera kuchigaro iwe vaiteiwo hapana basa kutsoropodza nxaaa

    1. Kkkkk you still believe in Chamisa. I watched the young man yesterday yes pane kachiMugabe in him, he needs anger management and verbose anoiwanza too much hapana chobuda paya


      2. Saka unoda kt ti tende iwe kuti wadii. Chamisa chete chete

  3. Ominous signs are clearly visible-Tjamisa could be much worse than Mugabe !!!

    1. better as long the is change . Chamisa chete chete . ED ndiye achinja here or he is worse than mugabe. chamisa chete chete

  4. Chamisa should not subjectively justify his ascendancy that does not meet the party’s constitutional threshold while at the same time undermining democracy in Zanu PF. Let us authenticate democracy at the party level for the people to entrust us on the same at the national level. What is good for the goose is good for the gander.

  5. Comment…does ed elected democratically ,we don’t care about internal democracy.we need someone with chance to shake zanu PF. Becoz party democracy produces weaker candidates who always complaining to the can’t expect a judge to give you party president ,which means they is something wrong in you .you must fight your way .remember we need strong candidate to face powerful president ed who remove Mugabe an old dictator. Ed is very tactical and calculative.khupe can’t stand a chance against zanu PF junta power she is very smart and selfish

    1. Chisa mbama chisa

      Thank you Shupa. Man Kenya is going on and on about Chamisa. ED was not democratically elected. He made a coup against an elected leader Mugabe. Chamisa was elected president by the national executive of his party which has has power to do so. Khupe seized participating in party activities long ago and it is very clear that Khupe she is party of ZANU PF. Man Kenya is free to vote for a party of his choice rather coming to this platform and trying influence our opinions. We have come along way with opposition politics to the extent that we can not swayed by cheap talk. Tsvangarai suffered and his legacy will live on.

  6. Mucharwdziwaa kusvika masvotwa mazanu. Chamisa chete cheteeee

    1. Hakuzi kurwadziwa, chibaba! we are just freely expressing our views. Tingarwadzirwe Chamisa ari kushandira mhuri yake, zvake!? Asi naiye anozviziva kuti something went wrong in his ascendancy process.

      1. chamisa chete chete

      2. Chisa mbama chisa

        Mhofu please first of all understand how the incumbent came to power. It was through a coup of an elected government and he impatient to wait for the December congress. I have been following your comments and there are skewed and exhibit hatred for the young charismatic protege of the late MT. The young man was elected my the party national executive which has the powers to do so. I think its important to read the constitution of the party to understand it before you make biased and baseless sweeping statements. Chamisa has not looted anything by the way whereas your buddies took their sons to China for business deals. Your focus is about Chamisa, how about the leaders of the other 120 parties. You seem to envy the young man because you are unable to control your control from children following Chamisa whom they can identify with. It difficult to teach an old dog new tricks because of 38 years of indoctrination. Did you go to the Chitepo ideological college?

  7. In Zanu PF they were saying VaMugabe chete chete; and again one centre of power and this unfortunately has been adopted by the MDC through the endorsement of Zuva Petrolium lawyer who cost thousands of people their jobs. Hamusati mati, muchati moti. Typical dictatorial tendencies being displayed by the young man. It’s unfortunate Zimbabweans are servants to party politics at the expense of individual capabilities. For how long shall we remain this blind?

    1. Chisa mbama chisa

      Following Zanu PF makes you a servant or in effect a slave. Zimbabweans understand the need for change after 38 years. Faithful servant like you are still singing like a parrot because of blind faith. Chinja maitiro mwana wamai.

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