Chamisa scoffs at ‘Grace VP pact’ claims

MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has dismissed reports that he had made a pact with former President Robert Mugabe to appoint former First Lady Grace Mugabe as Vice-President if he wins the July 30 presidential ballot.


Addressing thousands of supporters who defied the rain at Mucheke Stadium on Sunday, Chamisa acknowledged that every vote counted but said there was no way he would smuggle the “old order” into the new order if the MDC Alliance wins.

“Zanu PF is finished. Their old man Mugabe told me he has faith in me. I told him that I do not choose a vote. A vote has no age, whether coming from the aged or not.

“I said if you want to vote for me Mugabe, vote for me and I thank you for the vote but we want a new dispensation, a fresh start, fresh polices that show it’s a departure from the old dispensation of (President Emmerson) Mnangagwa and Mugabe. We are now facing forward,” Chamisa said.

The aspiring president said Mugabe and Chamisa represented two different systems.

“Mugabe is the leader of the first republic because of the liberation policy. I will be the second leader of the second republic with a transformation policy,” Chamisa said.
Chamisa’s response came in the wake of reports that the pact could have stalled over the contentious VP post which Grace wanted, but would have badly damaged the 40-year old’s campaign for the country’s top job.

The MDC Alliance leader has been on a charm offensive across the country with his rallies attracting bumper crowds.

This has reportedly seen Zanu PF’s spin doctors alleging that Chamisa was eager to jump into bed with Grace in a campaign designed to besmirch his growing popularity across the country.

Chamisa has been accused of being elusive on his alleged pact with the Mugabes, but he has since indicated that it would be fool hardy for him to have such an association with them.


  1. Tipeiwo nyaya dziri straight NewsDay, apa masanganisa. First its “…the pact could have stalled over the contentious VP post which Grace wanted…” then “…Zanu PF’s spin doctors alleging that Chamisa was eager to jump into bed with Grace..” Is your story on Zanu Pf smear campaign against MDC or is it about MDC connecting with Mugabe? Is there a connection or not? Mova clear apa kuti nyaya yamuri kuda kutiudza ndeipi.

    1. Iwe ita zveku Herald….

  2. This story is so silly and ridiculously unrealistic it has all the hallmarks of having originated from zanupf, Chamisa shouldnt have even bothered responding, pure waste of time

  3. Chamisa: “Vanoreva nhema, nhema, ranoverava nhema hameno ndezwavo”

  4. Sekuru Chaminuka

    Comment…Chamisa should announce his VPs instead of leaving it to speculation. ED has Guvheya and Mohadi.

  5. hapana asiri kuziva zvirikuitika #parliament

  6. definitely there is a link between chamisa and Grace.The inclusion of Mashayamombe into MDC Alliance shows that there is a plan which we might not know.Grace has strong links with NPF where Mashayamombe belongs.

  7. Youth leadership for today’s economic emancipation is the way forward.Down with Zanus

  8. Comment…There is indeed a strong connection between Nelson Chamisa and the Mugabes.

    first, Nelson Chamisa had a contract with the Gushungo Dairy in which he landed his motor trucks to Mugabe’s private company. They bought the trucks after having benefited in the GNU.

    To them ( the MDC alliance) politics is the vehicle for personal gain. This is why Chamisa was involved in the Zuva retrenchment saga where over 33 000 workers were retrenched forgetting to realize the fact that the MDC of 1999 was an offshoot of ZCTU with an overriding goal to fight for worker’s rights. Whether he is a lawyer and was only hired to do his job as a law expert is just a matter of opinion but there is no principle in the MDC alliance.

  9. Grace is Chamisa’s vice in their shadow goverment. Chamisa you are doing exactly what Judas Iscariot did to Jesus. Betrayal. You have betrayed your supporters and Zimbabwe as a whole but anyway you are not going to win and you know it. Your suooorters know it. Thats why many of them are coming back to Zanu Pf. Hapana anokubiridzira. Potse potse uchavhotera ED futi

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