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AMHVoices: Chamisa too hot to handle


MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, young and eloquent, turned the political landscape upside down to the chagrin of his detractors at home and abroad.

By Pardon Maguta,Our Reader

When he assumed the leadership of the MDC Alliance after the death of former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, some critics never gave him a chance, but he astounded them all.

He assembled a strong campaign team and swept through the whole country like a hurricane.

The firebrand and charismatic Chamisa mounted an electrifying presidential campaign which shook the world. He left nothing to chance. Zanu PF found itself on the back peddle. The over two million votes Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) agrees he got is proof of his tireless and sacrificial campaign journey.

Those who doubted him because of his age started to like him. He mesmerised everyone by his public speaking abilities. Before and during polling, it was crystal clear the race was between Chamisa and President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa. Others were just making up numbers.

The disputed poll and its aftermath showed that Zanu PF had been hit and hurt. Chamisa is the only presidential candidate standing against Zanu PF after the election. The others wilted and melted at the scorching heat of the poll results, which saw some of the presidential candidates getting less than 1 000 votes in all.

His Constitutional Court (ConCourt) challenge on the rigged polls has separated boys from men. Zec, by revising its presidential results before the case is argued, amounts to accepting that they announced fake results, which seem to favour the Zanu PF candidate only.

But the real battle has not started and August 22 is the day we will know the truth. Thanks to the invincible and unstoppable Chamisa. He carries the hopes and aspirations of many people. He is holding fort where many cannot. He still has many options to pursue for Zimbabwe to realise its dreams. We cannot be this poor, while we have plenty of resources. Leaders like Chamisa can take this country forward. Never mind the negative narrative that he is too young to lead.

No matter what the ConCourt judgment will be, the buck now stops with Chamisa. No one doubts that. His decisions after the ConCourt ruling, which remain close to his chest, will determine the future of this country.

He has massive support. That cannot be ignored or washed away. MDC Alliance controls all urban councils. At 40 years, Chamisa is now one of the most powerful politicians in Zimbabwe.

As I wait for the ConCourt judgment, I urge all of us to remain calm and collected. The future is here. It’s Chamisa all the way.

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  1. This article is the honest truth. It’s just unfortunate that we have so many envious & jealous older politicians & citizens in the country who find it hard to swallow reality & accept a young man’s rising star where they’ve failed themselves. But fortunately its all up to God, he does as he pleases & no one can stop him

    • KKKKKKKKKKKKKkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk your this pardon maguta is just trying to show where he pays his allegiance to. You shall know kuti wishful thinking is not what the law looks at. Vakanonoka campaign yako maguta sorry hako.

  2. mmmm…these are the same things people said about Mugabe in the late 70’s and into independence. This type of people worshipping is what creates dictators

  3. Well said,the Madhara’s are aware of the fact that they have lost support but they are in power using force.

  4. Kunonzi kudira sadza jecha harijiki. Come on the people’s President we are behind you all the way. CCC

  5. I think this is an overstatement of the young man’s real political stature. He has not astounded anyone. His con court fight was a flop for a lawyer of his kind, we saw it for ourselves. His political strategies are weak and full of miscalculations. He faces political oblivion if he fails to rethink his approach to the game

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