‘Chamisa carrying forward Tsvangirai’s legacy’

THE late MDC-T and MDC Alliance leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s family has endorsed the party’s presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa’s candidature in today’s polls, saying the youthful opposition leader had the capacity to carry forward his predecessor’s legacy.

BY RICHARD CHIDZA

Tsvangirai’s daughter, Vimbai, told thousands of party supporters at a campaign rally in Harare on Saturday that Chamisa had proved beyond doubt that he captured the late trade unionist’s vision.

“When I arrived here (Freedom Square), my mind travelled back to February when we brought Tsvangirai’s body here before burial in Buhera. My arrival here brought back those sad memories but I said to myself everything has its time.
“July 30 (today) is about Tsvangirai’s legacy. Zimbabweans have said enough is enough. We are tired of hunger and this election is about Tsvangirai’s legacy. The time for slogans is over now we have to do the real thing, vote on July 30 and make sure Chamisa carries forward Tsvangirai’s legacy,” Vimbai said.

Tsvangirai died on Valentine’s Day, after a two year battle with colon cancer before Chamisa took over the leadership of the party but after a bruising fight with Thokozani Khupe who later moved on to form a breakaway faction of the MDC-T.

Chamisa’s biggest rival in the election, Zanu PF leader President Emmerson Mnangagwa came to power last November on the back of a military intervention that forced then President Robert Mugabe to resign amid countrywide protests from ordinary citizens.

The military intervention, code-named Operation Restore Legacy, came at a time when the power struggle inside Zanu PF had reached alarming levels with fears of civil strife.

Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga who was at the time of the intervention Defence Forces Commander, has declared that Operation Restore Legacy will only conclude after Mnangagwa’s election for a full five-year mandate.

Chamisa has on the other hand said victory was certain given the support he had received countrywide.

5 Comments

  1. Chamisa is very different from Tsvangirai and has taken his own direction. Tsvangirsi was not naive but culculative. Tsvangirai would not make any deal with Mugabe because he knew Mugabe is the peoples’ enemy and an enemy of progress. Tsvangirai was a workers’ champion Chamisa has his own agenda. Chamisa is a dictator in the making.

  2. @papa j, tidzikamirirei bambo, tikukurakashai nhasi, there’s nothing you can say that can change our minds, #CCC

  3. Does Zanu pf really think that we will believe the soapy story of Chamisa cutting a deal with Mugabe. Kabasikwanele thina.Makavhara baba vedu Tsvangirai ,but today is pay back time.BYE BYE ZANU PF>

  4. kkkkkkkkkk zanu maruza imi vapambepfumi

  5. Shallow thinking. It’s unthinkable it’s happening in the country of the so called educated. Dzikamai, your one vote will not make Chamisa win. Zimbabwe has over 390 000 square kilometres of land & over 5,6 million registered voters of which only just above 900 000 ( about 16%) reside in Harare. Wait for the result. Sober up . You will have heart attacks. No one has one yet .

    It’s very unfortunate for the MDC & good for this country if Chamisa is following Tsvangirai’s legacy of political mediocrity & electoral defeat. Let’s start thinking when results come on tomorrow.

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