This is not Mongolia, Chiwenga warns Chamisa

Source: This is not Mongolia, Chiwenga warns Chamisa | Newsday (News)

BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA/ BLESSED MHLANGA/ANDREW KUNAMBURA

TOP Zanu PF officials have declared war on the opposition MDC, describing the party as made up of malcontents fond of fanning violence to grab power from President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration.

It was gloves-off at the official opening of the Zanu PF 18th annual national conference in Goromonzi yesterday as Mnangagwa laid into the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC.

“The party should never be distracted by those who make irritating noises within the country and those on Twitter and other social media platforms. They will continue barking and barking and barking while we move ahead undeterred,” he said.

“We saw them in January and during different times of the year, sacrificing precious lives to achieve their ends, be it through outright violent demonstrations or under the guise of purported collective job action,” he said.

Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga also fired salvos at Chamisa, vowing the youthful opposition leader’s plot to topple the government through public uprisings would be blocked.

“There are some malcontents who think they can unseat a legally-elected government through protests and boycotts. We want to warn them that their actions will not succeed,” Chiwenga said, to a rapturous response from the crowd.

“This is not Mongolia where you can challenge authority and cause violence as much as you want.
That will not happen in Zimbabwe,” he said in apparent reference to the 1932 Mongolian rebellion which ended in a bloodbath.

He warned the MDC against seeking to change the government through “unconstitutional means”, saying they were acting in vain since Mnangagwa was going nowhere

He also chided the MDC for refusing to participate in the Mnangagwa-driven Political Actors Dialogue (Polad).

“We even called on all parties that participated in the 2018 elections to also take part in Polad.
We are saddened that the goodwill gesture has not been reciprocated by other parties which continue to push other agendas thinking they can topple government. We want all parties to embrace the spirit of dialogue and move the nation forward,” Chiwenga said.

Mnangagwa won last year’s presidential poll by a razor-thin margin, which the MDC has persistently challenged despite losing the case at the Constitutional Court.

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    Saddened 3 months ago

    Shot unarmed civilians, well done ZANU PF

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    Ndonga 2 months ago

    The usual threats and bla bla bla from ZANU PF’s self-appointed leaders.

    These are people who never had an original and clear thought in years.

    All they can think of is their good life and making threats, threats, and more threats to keep giving themselves sole access to that good life.

    It has been the very same since they fell into power all those many sad years ago and all they now want is to hold on to that power forever.

    Even though they know that they have no clue on what to do to make Zimbabwe great again.

    And as to his claim that MDC was sacrificing precious lives. What he forgot to mention was that it was he and his cronies who took these precious lives, and enjoyed doing it as we saw in the “famous” photo of that soldier laughing as he shot to take these same lives.