Chamisa’s rude awakening — Hardtalk

MDC-T and MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa had the opportunity to be grilled by Stephen Sucker — traditionally known to take no prisoners — on BBC Hardtalk and his responses have drawn divergent views from a cross section of Zimbabweans, who will be casting their vote in the next few months.

Admittedly, apart from this particular interview, the yardstick that has been used to measure Chamisa had not even been used for other political leaders.

These include Zanu PF presidential candidate President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has been promising pies in the air since taking over leadership of the governing party and the country in November last year.

Such kinds of grilling are good as they can help a young emerging leader like Chamisa and his handlers to up their game and learn from their mistakes as they move on.

Chamisa will go head-to-head with Mnangagwa in the election and other observers have argued that it would be unfair to compare the two leaders because Mnangagwa has more experience than his rival.

While Sucker was largely condescending — something he has been accused of whenever dealing with African players — to his credit, Chamisa remained calm throughout the interview.

Understandably, given the name of the programme, this can never be a stroll in the park and if Chamisa’s advisers could take advice, they would use such scenarios to prepare him for such future engagements as well as how to up his game.

Chamisa has been accused of parroting policies that are already part of the Zanu PF manifesto yet the critical thing is whether or not the governing party is implementing those policies.

It is critical to state that Zanu PF has been in power for nearly 40 years and it is strange that they make promises of issues which are already its obligations and should have been solved in all those years in power.

Wisdom says when you fail, make way for others to try and the MDC-T has an opportunity to correct all those, should they win the elections.

We believe constructive criticism is important to build good leaders. However, it is important that the criticism is balanced, fair and meant to allow those criticised to learn from their past mistakes.


Suffice to say no-one has monopoly on power every Zimbabwean has a right to aspire for higher office and to contest for any position regardless of their political party affiliation.

Yet, Chamisa must pause and consider all the criticism he’s getting in order to improve, remain resolute and not stagger at this critical moment.

95 Comments

  1. So whats your story?

  2. Your story rambles on and on about ED instead of focusing on Chamisa’s serious short-comings that were ruthlessly exposed on world tv. Chamisa aka kanya ega. You sound as if you blame ED for that.

  3. The guy was almost in tears.Chamisa isn’t a bold leader at all.MDC needs a bold firm mature person who can stire a ship

  4. Chamisa is a pathological liar. And the independent press is being sympathetic with him, even his crazy fanatics. Vote wisely good people

  5. Story makes sense. Let ZPF send ED on Hardtalk

    1. sha ED wont go to that interview iye achitya open debate naChamisa chaiyo. ED has nothing to offer this country, i beg to differ ,the statement that says he has experience is not accurate ,you should say he has dictatorship governance and sabotage experience.in other words he has no democratic leadership experience exhibited by rise to power, using state media for propaganda and nurses strike.

  6. jealous down that that guy is smthing else lots of leaders failed that interview and end up threatening interviewers…..thos Scaref fields old ppl can never with stand such interviews not even 1 question….’Wat have you done fr the past 38 years?WHO GAVE YU POWER TO LEAD ZIM’ Vanee vatotiza kare……bvumai kuty Mwana akagona uyo akavaratidza kuty in Zim we are learned

    1. Mzembi naJonso floored the interviewer.

      1. Mzembi and Jonso were not presidential candidates. The playing field and tension was different.

  7. makanyanya kukwidza munhu ndege yemashanga muchiti “he-e eloquent, intelligent, orator etc.” Kumhiri uko inonzi “trash talk”.

    Don’t make a god out of a person for nothing. Times are hard, the best thing is to let whoever you are entrusting with your vote that you are not going to tolerate nonsense.

    1. Comment…N.C is the best ever!Muñgaite shanje henyu,Well done Nelson u are a star!

  8. Akaitwa sei Chamisa na Stavo, ko murikungo nyora zva E.D tsvee zva Lieson nekusvinwa matumbu kwaakaitwa pa U.K apo. Manyadzo, iye haasi kuzviona here kuti Biti arikumusairira kumawere?

  9. Just to take the bold move to go on such a world forums such Hardtalk, it show you how bold he is as a leader. Unlike his opponents who wouldn’t dare make a step in that direction, this has done him good than harm on the contrary to many opinions. He has afforded himself a real chance to review all the things he was found lacking. He can possibly perfect his message and ideology going forward. The fact that he stood up strong to defend his modernised Zimbabwe ideology is that which many will start viewing him as a serious guy with the vision to indeed change the state of this nation. On the contrary again it is Steven Sackur who has exposed himself as a racist who thinks Africans cant not develop their nations on their own by calling a vision of a bullet trains and modernised infrastructure in Zimbabwe nonsense. In response the guy stuck to principle of being calm and collected while holding firm what you stand for. After this I now have great respect for you young man, you are a strong diplomatic leader.

  10. I dn blame Chamisa @ all but I wonder f this young man Ane ma advisor Kutaura sure ngachinje ma advisor ake as soon as possible

  11. Chamisa remained calm but it wasn’t his choice to remain calm because if he had tried moving up and down achipopota MANYOKA aive azviitira aizozara pasi mustudio yeBBC. This was a rude awakening for him

  12. Most of the people who commented above and saying Chamisa dd not fare well are lying and they shud revisit the interview if they have access to internet and listen attentively to his responses. they are basing their opinions on hearsay and have never listened or followed hardtalk before. chamisa did so well like the reporter said and people thnk wen sackur used words like “nonsense and silly” he was actually chastising Chamisa. as a presidential candidate, sackur wanted to test chamisa’s response wen angered and the young man remained cool and calm. if yu follow hardtalk chaizvo, remember julius malema walked away, mugabe ended up insulting sackur. its better for yu to listen wen sackur asks. kwete kungoakidzwa nekuti chamisa akarostwa. muri madofo. go to yu tube, download the video of the program its about 30MB MP4 and take a listen. most of yu are basing your silly noise on hearsay. or if yu happen to have tv at home subscribing yo decorder, the program will be aired again at 11:30am channel 400.

    1. Mature Talk!!!!!!!! Makanyanya baba

  13. This is the problem with most of us. We run with other people’s opinions especially that which was aired at capitalk by one called Humba whose view resonates around what Malema did to walk way which is a big sign of intolerance which the interviewer wanted to trigger anyway. On the contrary Chamisa chose to show the world that he is not an intolerant leader but a diplomat who will maintain his stance on what he stands for without being confrontational. I also thought that way at first when I listened to the few distorted videos on you-tube which had very low volume. When I listened again in the evening that when I saw great value in that interview and how Chamisa proved to be a potential well oiled leader. Like what Cliff seems to suggest, take your time to follow that interview again and see if you will hold on to your current opinion. Most of you will que at harvest house on Monday hopping to be recruited as campaign managers for that guy. He is the best thing to have emerged to Zimbabwe at the moment.

    1. AGREED.Chamisa did well.I give him 9/10

      1. He literally said nc nc nc.. to the interviewer.. he cracked

    2. WELL GET RID OF MUGABE CONSTITUTION ( COMMUNIST )

  14. i saw the video 4 times now and besides being caught in a lie about USA Chamisa scored well on this. I honestly expected him to lose cool but he didn’t even when his voice indicated he was losing patience he kept calm and stood his ground. I have seen this program several times and in most cases people walk out or lose their cool totally. What disturbs me is people who support the presenter on saying Zimbabwe cant be better. Chamisa even gave African examples of countries who are doing it. Why not Zimbabwe if we are even regarded as more literate than those countries. I mean we did a bloodless coup. The world is mesmerized over it including that presenter. So should we just end there and not dream on for more better things. I tell you they will stay mesmerized if this young man wins, he will do wonders for this nation because right now we need very ambitious people to lead not the tired old minds who just want to make it to the next election and enjoy the powers without action.

  15. I listened to that hard talk & zanupf was actually marketng chamisa bcz he stood firm against the wayward interviewer who thot chamisa was simple ,junior bt he has been shown that Zimbabwe has bright pple who even see that wat is UK can be achieved as well in a remote southern African county like zim in years to come. pliz read articles b4 commending & listen to interviews b4 following comments frm CIOs who a awash on line fulfilling zanupf interests

  16. well said MUJU i think Chamisa is the best in zimbabwe.SEND EDiot Mnangagwa there he will fail to answer even one question.Now the world know that in zimbabwe we are educated to an extent that we can stand on hardtalk.#chamisa has my vote.

  17. I want to see ED or Chiwenga in the same room Chamisa was on that day and see what they will deliver
    Thumps up Chamisa you remained calm even when the host seems as if he was paid to pick a side

    1. I have just finished watching the video, musanyepe. Chamisa scored very well during that interview. That was just excellent. Sando dzake mfana uyo. He articulated his issues very well. Yes it is hard talk, no easy walk in the park, but I strongly believe Chamisa acquitted himself very well. infact this interview has helped me to see chamisa through better eyes. You have my vote mfana wangu. Wakapenga

  18. its is quite amazing that this naive reporter was trying to pin down chamisa on mdc democracy yet manangagwa got to the helm of zanupf the same way chamisa did in mdc.you hear critics saying chamisa made blunders in his speeches hw about ed”s appointement of ministers who were not sitting paliamentarians and all that is water under the bridge for zimbabweans in clear violation of the constitution only to be rescued by well wishers.

  19. How did Chinamasa perform by the way. Please remind us.

    1. 9/10 vaMakombe.

  20. Simon Phoenix

    Cdes and friends, we don’t talk about bullet trains, spaghetti roads and rural airports when people need Jobs, health care systems, housing, education and proper roads networks, those are just but silly luxury within a 5 year constitutional period of a seating Presidency Cdes. We not starting from South Africa LIKE position hey, Chamisa was very empty, unimpressive and not worth a serious persons attention. Accepting continued sufferings of the citizenry for unlikely political gains, is in my view highly irresponsible and a fold political strategy. On governance he said nothing to write home about …WIFI bla bla todya WIFI here isu, its about the institutions of governance and he showed little knowledge and or no understanding of the word Govern itself. I think with that platform he should have demanded a serious tone to bring investors and mobilise the international players for developmental issues for the people and not that over excitement etc…he just lacked confidence that’s all and hence those empty responses. Chamisa just lacks depth cdes and friends

    1. you are very shallow simon.Chamisa has a vision.He dreams big.Zvefood zvauri kutaura izvo is not even a challenge for him,its an overnight issue to him but mbavha vana ED have dismally failed to solve.

    2. It is the bullet trains and spaghetti roads that will create the jobs. Why do you aim low. Zimbabwe has that capacity were it not for the rampant corruption.

    3. Im shocked at your hatred for Chamisa! Saka maBullet trains anogadzirwa neComputer here, or human physical labour? By the way, how old are you? because brain dzako has got nothing stored for the younger generation. is dreaming bad? we need to kick maDoubters out of the system kuti Zimbabwe iende mberi. How can you support the guys who have been in power for we all know how long, but have even failed to give us decent local currency? Mfesi iwewe unogumbura ufunge. Whats wrong neChange after all?

  21. CHAMISA was out of his depth! He is riding on the the wave of opposition politics but lacks substance. Savour exposed him as a power hungry ruthless person who usurped power before the soil on Tsvangirai’s grave had dried! That is not acceptable in our culture! Stop calling HARDTALK racist, every interviewee regardless of origin/race is grilled on HARDTALK. Zimbabweans, you have been kept out of reality by ZANU PF so long you have become pompous,egotistical and selfish. Chamisa is immature and if you believe his promises you are foolish.

    1. Foolish or not. Everyone needs to prove themselves. Whether he is promising wht others failed to produce give him th chance. Just because u failed to bake bread whilst u had all ingredients doesn’t mean everyone else will fail to. Chamisa has a view like all of us young people.

    2. IF zim lost revenue amounting to $15 billion in one sector, NOT IN the whole sector but under a segment (diamond mining). what more in other segments such as gold mining, crome e.t.c Zim economy have the capacity to produce more and the bullet train vision is a reality. we grew up in Zimbabwe and we all witness the distruction of air strips in rural areas for example in guruve, airstrip was destructed into Garikai stands. Chamisa is realistic and thats being visionary. to vote wise in this election, one should make a comparison on those who destroyed the nation for 38 years and those with vision.

  22. if you are used to watching ‘HardTalk’ you would agree with me that Chamisa performed quite well considering his age and lack of experience in dealing with people such as Stephen Sucker. The only damage that Stephen Sucker did to Chamisa was exposing one lie where Chamisa had said he met Donald Trump and was promised $15 billion. But its not a big deal. Which politician does not lie? On the other Chamisa remained resolute to his dreams. Thats what visionaries do. Sucker must be reminded that a lot of things which people thought were impossible become possible. For example, the Wright Brothers had a vision a of flying an aeroplane, but critics like Sucker said its impossible to fly such an object against the force of gravity. Today we see air buses in the air. i like Chamisa’s dreams and its unfortunate that People like Sucker feel uneasy about our dreams just because we are africans.

  23. I think the best way to groom chamisa is for the government to give him 1 farm, which he should take Zimbabwe, they buy him spaghetti to buid roads, Toy bullets to build bullet trains, female dolls to give his perrs while playing safely and learning.We will need him when he has grown up.

  24. Guys just go to you tube and listen to Jonathan Moyo being grilled by the same reporter and then give your comments. Chamisa akagona mfana uyo

  25. After all is said and done, That is why it is called HARD TALK. I am loving the deliberations, please bring them on.

  26. @simon phoenix
    Common sense should derive one to the point that construction of sphagetti roads and bullet trains leads to job creatiin of the highly skilled citens who are busy selling airtime right now. Not alone the general workers.so dont criticise only for the sake

  27. tawanda chibaya

    He was calm!!Aitokwata coz hapana zvinozikanwa.Ukaona murungu obvunza kuti wakamhanyira kutora chigaro mhunhu achangofa uuu something wrong!!! ngaadzikame mufana uyu.if his advisers are being true to him ,they must advise him correctly.

    1. WHO IS ADVISING DAMBUDZO? YOUR BIAS BECAUSE OF HIS AGE MAKES EVERYTHING YOU HAVE SAID NONSENSICAL. MAYBE YOU SHOULD SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY. WHAT ADVISE DO YOU THINK THAT CHAMISA NEEDS? ADVISE ON HOW TO MURDER FELLOW COUNTRYMEN? ADVISE ON HOW TO STEAL FROM YOUR OWN COUNTRY? ADVICE ON HOW TO RIG ELECTIONS AND PRIVATISE ZEC?

    2. think be you talk

  28. Chamisa did very well in the way he handled the Sucker interviewer, he answered questions in a diplomatic and coherent way. I liked his coolness, check how other leaders react to questions on this Hardtalk. go chamisa go…..for the future ipapo, better transport system inodiwa kwete zvaMugabe zvokutadza kugadzira neroad zvawo.

  29. Farai Johnson Nhire

    I have always beforefore warned about Nelsons serious lack of substance and maturity as a potential national leader but many people rush to lable me a Mnangagwist. The very issues about which he was cauaght off guard by Sucker are the very ones i have talked about over and over again. Young man, you need to tone down that useless rhetoric and concentrate on meaningful issues. I remember you requesting a live debate with Ed and am just wondering how you would have performed.

  30. DONT BE POLITICALY IDOLIZED….JALAS DOWN THAT YOUNG MAN IS WONDERFUL

  31. I thank God to comment on this Hard talk, mind you both the two are human beings and all have areas of weaknesses and areas strength despite their professionalism. In the first place, people should understand what is the meaning/purpose of Hard talk and how often did they follow them. According to the interviewer Stephen Sucker, Nelson Chamisa was managed to stand his ground
    for his vision and hope despite the critics. The questions from the interviewer is to test you in various areas as a nation leader. There are some irritating comment questions being asked, about what Chamisa have said and promises, and he still goes on responding in a good humanity way focusing on his vision.

    It takes the wisdom, knowledge and understanding from heaven, to know and believe that God can make the way where there is no way.

  32. CHAMISA will be toning down on his populist speeches in rural rallies! As a former ICT Minister he should have known that his utterances in the remote parts of Zimbabwe will make it to international media outlets. What worries me about Chamisa is his air of boastfulness- kuvhaira! He needs to speak less about himself and MDC and focus on the lived experience of the majority of Zimbabweans. The social needs such as lack of running water, hospitals and medication electricity, flushing toilets for the majority of rural folk etc. Zimbabweans like to portray a superior image externally but people are living in abject poverty. Pensions have disappeared, disabled have no social support etc. He is not being real, not different from the rest!!

  33. chamisa still far to rule zimbabwe

    1. Sue its you who is foolish to believe ED and Mugabe promises.Chamisa is the answers to the ruinous policies by your ED and company

  34. The Hardtalk show is impromptu and my opinion of Nelson Chamisa’s performance was good, most of the interviews I have listened to of politicians are based on what they will do for the people, details are great but sometimes examples do the explaining for instance when Nelson spoke of the 2009 cash crisis highlighting that Biti from the then MDC managed to have the matter solved in days, shows that the MDC can deliver its not just about words. However here we are more than 100 days after someone gave themselves targets we are still in a cash crisis. Politicians are also used to saying things just to get by hence the D. Trump|USD15billion lie, and ED’s lies that in 2008 (by the way he was the ZANU PF campaign focal person then) Zimbabwe had a free and free election if he judges 2008 elections as free and fair why should the world trust him to deliver a free and fair election today. Food for thought.
    Let us wait and see the MDC T/Alliance manifesto, how it articulates policy matters. I have gone through the ZANU PF 2018 Manifesto and I am asking myself is this document from a party that has been ruling this country for 40years. Whatever the case in our difference and diverging views let us remain one.

  35. Sue you are lost there. The fact that issues were raised as interview questions does not mean it was a condemnation. Every issue raised demanded clarification which Chamisa did thereby raising more confidence to those who were in doubt. That was his best opportunity to clear the air about very slip of his tongue at rally. What further clarity will you need about trump issue. Its clear he met the Trump administration which is equally the same as meeting trump and he indicated that was the point he made. The same way we say Mugabe killed people in Matebeleland when in actual fact he didn’t physically do it.

  36. Tanga takarasika a big NO to Chamisa. Kutipedzera nguva yedu uchiita mahumbwe nenyika.
    Isu taramba neVote yokutambisa. ED ndizvo!!

  37. Thank you for noticing that, some people are simply jealousy. Chamisa did well, from an interview perspective: calmness, confidence and coherence….fantastic mpfana Chamisa
    If Chamisa is a lier whta about ED & Bob, of all the promises since 1980 nothing!

  38. Trigger Lickshot

    To honest with you lads in 4 year coming I am the one who will be running Zim believe me the guy does not even know how to represent himself period.

  39. Ndizvo kuti Avanti ukuvukura nonsense Ndizvo nhaimi

    1. Zimbabwe Dread

      Did you hear his and MDC`s position on sanctions.People analyse the content and not how the show was presented. Mese you are missing the point.

  40. I like Zimbabweans. Small wonder why we are in this s**t. If you think Chamisa did well on Hard Talk, then yes…Zimbabwe deserves to be in the kind of mess it is in.

  41. Chamisa the Obama of Afica, what a great and excellent public speaker, full of charisma and confidence in articulating what he stands for and believes in. God will take you where He wants you to be no matter what kind of opposition from whoever. David was anointed King while he was young and tending his father’s flock. When Saul heard about it he was extremely angry and sought to take his life, but God’s plan prospered. Tingavukure tigovukura kusvikira madhongi okumawo, asika kuda kwaMwari ndiko kuchaitwa. Watch the time and space.

  42. he may speak better English than most of us who are still here, but he is not articulate, he mumbles.

  43. Despite the belittling and nefarious interruptions from the racist interviewer the young man remained calm, composed and even POLITE still. Ndo pakngondishamisa chete. What type of TV show where the presenter himself speaks most of the time and prevents you from explaining while calling you ”nonsense” or ”stupid”. NERO is presidential material I now believe!

  44. Chimisa is agreat leader and for ur own info that wasn’t an interview but an attack.Who does nt noe Stephen Sucker how many presidents in the world refused an interview with him but kedu kaChamisa kechidiki kakamubelievers zvekty dai Stavo ari muZim aitovhotera kaChamisa.Kunyangwe makashora Chamisa zvinengei haambofe akationesa nhamo seyataoneswa neZanupf.

  45. That was a good performance. he remained cool and steady. Most leaders have failed on the platform. Hope ED will be invited and not chicken out. Sucker will not bring food on the table for Zimbabweans. Zimbabweans know what they want. Period

  46. No praise singer

    Chamisa and ED lack substance,period.It is not about eloquency.Chamisa is not the best candidate after all.Seems he never learnt anything from Save(RIP MRT)#HANDEI TIONE

  47. Can mnangagwa and bleachstanino chiwenga go to hard talk?

  48. i thought we had visionaries in this land of supposed to be learned people but alas we deserve all the rubbish that bedevils our country. it amazes me people in this country enjoy being at each other’s throat instead of continuously asking the almighty to afford us a God given leader who has the wisdom to extricate this country from all the ills it is suffering from.i say let us wait and see what God is going to give to this nation. there is a reason why things happened the way they did. do not ever forget 17 Nov 2017. even to some extend mugabe had been God given. u can also think of king David but alas all these leaders they end up falling the same way.

  49. the problem is that you reporters are strongly attached to this MDC party because this report is one sided you are trying to paint Zanu Pf black at the same time painting MDC white . The questions were fair enough to be asked , who does not know that Chamisa is busy saying fantasies at his rallies . As far as I am concerned hardtalk was fair and the politician must try to be realistic and say things which are practical not to say you can solve liquidity crunch in two weeks that nonsense ask any economist with the state of Zimbabwe its not possible .Mr Chamisa still needs to grow politically because it is not only about speaking to persuade people but also the real aspect counts in order for us to believe him and vote for him

  50. Hard talk ndeye vanhu vasina zvipande….😁😂

  51. Mutekede- l do not believe/support ED or Zanu PF at all! My comment is on the disastrous performance by Chamisa who tried to use big meaningless words to hide his lack of substance. He presented as a very impetuous and pompous typical Zimbabwean man full of self praise instead of representing the majority of Zimbabweans who live in abject poverty. People are suffering and as the face of the opposition that is what he should focus on. Criticising Chamisa’s performance does not mean l prefer Zanu PF. Reflection and introspection is what he needs to be able to learn and move forward.

  52. Mark my words mupfana chamisa he is stil young.akaita president achiikuitira mamoves amuchachema nawo he’ is not matured enough.

  53. GET RID OF MUGABE CONSTITUTION

  54. Used to think news day was not biased but from this article you can see you are not a good source of news.

  55. Hmmm Chamisa miromo kudedera nehasha kkk anga ajaira kutaura matoto kuma rally uko

    1. THE TITTLE HARD TALK REQUIRES UNBIASED INDIVIDUALS AND LIKE ALL WESTERN PEOPLE THEY TEND TO QUICKLY DECIDE AND THEN LIKE SHAAH OF IRAN OR SADDAM END UP CREATING FALSE REASONS TO KILL & DESTROY THEIR FRIENDS. THAT MAN WAS SO BLINDED BY CAMPAIGN MESSAGES WHICH HE MUTILATED & FAILED TO DEBATE INJUSTICE OR THER4E WAS NONE (WHY REMOVE MUGABE)UNJUST MEDIA CORRUPTION TO COME TO THIEVE AFRICA’S RESOURCES USING ALLEGED “HARD CURRENCIES” OF HIGHLY INDEBTED OCED WHICH ARE AT TIMES TWICE THEIR GDP. IF THEY PRINT MONEY LETS LEAVE WEST AND PRINT AFRICAN CURRENCIES. EVEN IN EDUCATION THEY PROMOTED BIG BUSINESS VERSUS SMALL ENTERPRISES THAT BENEFIT ALL – AMAZON IS SELLING SWEETS THE SMALL WINDOW FOR THE SMALL PEOPLE – SAD

  56. Chapanduka i think you are the only one who predicted well how it will look lyk if chamisa becomes a president

  57. Foolish or not. Everyone needs to prove themselves. Whether he is promising wht others failed to produce give him th chance. Just because u failed to bake bread whilst u had all ingredients doesn’t mean everyone else will fail to. Chamisa has a view like all of us young people.

  58. Foolish or not. Everyone needs to prove themselves. Whether he is promising what others failed to produce give him the chance. Just because u failed to bake bread whilst u had all ingredients doesn’t mean everyone else will fail to. Chamisa has a view like all of us young people. his promises might lack integrity and seem nonsensical in words. But we need someone with vision and ideas and with the prospect of fulfilling them. Politics is full of normative statements. One cannot say Chamisa is nonsensical when he promised bullet train. Its speed and arrival logic wasnt relevant. Whether he met Trump or not meeting his administration is as well as meeting him. You can’t ask him about Gukurahundi and Mgabe’s shortfalls when he wsnt part of all that. Chamisa handled the interviw well. The interviewer was attacking nt interviewing. All his answers were right. Chamisa is the best shot. We need our ED there too,we need Khupe and Mujuru ther too, that way the judging playing field will be level. As long no other Zim president candidate is interviewed on the same platform, Chamisa is for Zim

  59. Chapanduka u might b right. Bt tagara tirikuchema wani. MaChina arimo bt atina zviriko wani.

  60. He handled himself pretty reasonably in front of a very hard interviewer who does not pull his punches. Yes he got caught out on a few of his exaggerations but on the whole he came over as a very fresh alternative to the likes of Mugabe and all those old same old same old types in Zanu PF.
    Provided he is surrounded by a good mix of intelligent and HONEST ministers he should be able to deliver.
    Hopefully he will have good advisers and people to help him polish his speeches.
    My sincere hope is that he will encourage more races to participate in government – this is what the world is watching for.

    1. Chamisa did not lie at all. His estimations for the bullet train are very reasonable. 35min from Harare to Bulawayo is very reasonable mathematically. He even explained that he met Trump Administration and looking at the whole interview I have no reason to discredit Hon Chamisa. We all know who lies, we all know as Zimbabweans that ED is a liar, he has been lying since he came to power. He has been talking about dealing with the cash crisis but its now worse, Beitbridge-Chirundu Highway Zanu-Pf has been singing about this I dont know how many years ago. Bubi-Lupane irrigation scheme nanhasi. that is what I call lying!!!

      When Chamisa said we met Trump he meant his administration,,,, guys do we have a shona word we can translate to administration??? maida kuti ati chiiii?

      We all know that Zanu-Pf thugs are the ones who say Chamisa’s claims are childish, which leaves me with a question kuti before the interview who was whispering in Steven Sackur’s ears. Was he paid to paint that picture, to insult Chamisa for no reason. Infact Steven Sackur is the one who needs to be educated about transport dynamics. its about 433km by road but who said the bullet train will travel in juxtaposition with the road? the shortest distance between Harare and Bulawayo is 366km and the fastest train reaches a maximum speed of 603km/hr so mathematically an estimation of 35mins made by Hon Chamisa is a very reasonable estimate on another note if the fastest train is able to reach 603km/hr who said Zimbabweans can not have an even faster train, anything is possible except with this Gerontocratic Zanupf Gvt. Actually Steven Sackur and Zanu-Pf are the nonsensical ones. This Gerontocratic Zanupf gvt can only be seen as mature by someone senseless and this leaves me wondering how Steven Sackur lost his sobriety. I have always had respect for that man but for him to say 35mins from Harare to Bulawayo is nonsensical puts his sanity in question.

  61. i will forgive most of you anti Chamisas because that was your first time watching that programme, the young man did exceptionally well.He might have lied about the US yes but who else can go and defend the 2 million jobs promise, Im sure none of you got one.

  62. my young NC akazowana vanonyatsogona kubvunza kana ataura kwete isu maZim tinongoti yes yes,uyu ouya neTshirt toenda avo vanobaya pamoyo,
    politicians are all the same, i support that guy but frankly ,hapana muZimba asina dzungu remari and asingadi kurangarira kwaakabva,nehama saka ukazoona izvozvo zvozonzi zvapera kumukuru wedu wechidiki uyu haaa tinenge tambonzwa takavhura meso coz damage yakaiswa paZim yakareba,totiwo kune vechikuru ava panenge parikunetsa but this newspaper should be open enough just like what they usually do when it is a zanupf issue,so that tonzwa kunzungu nekunyimo,nyaya yaozonyorwa kumacomments but reporter anyora zvekutya it seems haana freedom yacko

  63. which politician does not lie…. thumbs up Mr President. you nailed it.
    chisa mama chisa

  64. Comment…vachamisa kuseri…iwont vote vanhu
    vanongonyepa kuti muktivotera tichazodai nekudai imi murumi muripanyanga ingoitaika pane kumirira kuvoterwa…nonsense

  65. sha ED wont go to that interview iye achitya open debate naChamisa chaiyo. ED has nothing to offer this country, i beg to differ ,the statement that says he has experience is not accurate ,you should say he has dictatorship governance and sabotage experience.in other words he has no democratic leadership experience exhibited by rise to power, using state media for propaganda and nurses strike.

  66. well done youngman.

  67. well done youngman.You are better than ED

  68. well done youngman.You are better than ED

  69. the man did well under difficult circumstances. 9/10 imagine ari ED kana GUVHEYA CHIWENGA

  70. Patrick Guramatunhu

    MDC leaders have already proven that they are corrupt and incompetent, Chamisa opened his mouth and proved that yet again! Those who say his performance was anything else other than a pathetic one have their heads buried in the sand!

  71. Pfuurayi Vamwevatongewo

    It would be great if the same interviewer would grill ED to the same extent and we should obviously compare which presidential candidate is better. Fairness, even to the interviewer, would call for a similar thing to be done to ED, and the interviewer would acquit himself as being non-biased in favour of ZANU PF. After Chamisa had alluded to the British as favouring ED and ZANU PF, did we have to expect any less vitriol from Steve Sackur? But, like I say, let him (Sackur) interview ED in like manner.

  72. Chamisa did not lie at all. His estimations for the bullet train are very reasonable. 35min from Harare to Bulawayo is very reasonable mathematically. He even explained that he met Trump Administration and looking at the whole interview I have no reason to discredit Hon Chamisa. We all know who lies, we all know as Zimbabweans that ED is a liar, he has been lying since he came to power. He has been talking about dealing with the cash crisis but its now worse, Beitbridge-Chirundu Highway Zanu-Pf has been singing about this I dont know how many years ago. Bubi-Lupane irrigation scheme nanhasi. that is what I call lying!!!

    When Chamisa said we met Trump he meant his administration,,,, guys do we have a shona word we can translate to administration??? maida kuti ati chiiii?

    We all know that Zanu-Pf thugs are the ones who say Chamisa’s claims are childish, which leaves me with a question kuti before the interview who was whispering in Steven Sackur’s ears. Was he paid to paint that picture, to insult Chamisa for no reason. Infact Steven Sackur is the one who needs to be educated about transport dynamics. its about 433km by road but who said the bullet train will travel in juxtaposition with the road? the shortest distance between Harare and Bulawayo is 366km and the fastest train reaches a maximum speed of 603km/hr so mathematically an estimation of 35mins made by Hon Chamisa is a very reasonable estimate, actually Steven Sackur and Zanu-Pf are the nonsensical ones. This Gerontocratic Zanupf gvt can only be seen as mature by someone senseless and this leaves me wondering how Steven Sackur lost his sobriety. I have always had respect for that man but for him to say 35mins from Harare to Bulawayo is nonsensical puts his sanity…

  73. PROPHET271262

    I agree with chibaba Chamisa did very well on Hard Talk Bullet trains are not manufactured by angels With God all things are possible , we have got the money in Zimbabwe to do what ever we want provided its properly managed , not by ego centric GUSHUNGOZI There is no reason for Ngwena and the Young MAN TO fight But unite as black people why should we be used by the whites to be on each others throats,

    We need people with brains the Chinese are milking us so did the Westerners , for the good of the Nation lets chose our friends carefully, I mean keyafuri Coz we are sick and tired of looters .

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