MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa should retire and let him rule the southern African nation, which he claims has been ravaged by skewed political and economic policies of the ruling ZANU PF party.
The opposition leader is currently undertaking community interface meetings around the country as he mobilises support ahead of the 2023 elections.
Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd on Monday soon after his motorcade was pelted with stones by suspected ZANU PF activists in the Chief Charumbira area, Chamisa said:
It’s time for Mnangagwa to quit and enjoy his pension. He has been in government for a long time and now it’s time to leave. There are no jobs, there is no money, there is nothing to talk about in Zimbabwe.
Vote for young people like me so we can revive the economy. Zimbabwe will be in better hands under me than Mnangagwa. He should go. People are tired of him.
The late Robert Mugabe did the right thing when he voted for the MDC Alliance in the last harmonized elections.
He knew that Mnangagwa was not the right person to lead Zimbabwe. We say the same thing. Mnangagwa should retire.
Meanwhile, the ZANU PF party says Chamisa was barred from speaking to villagers in the Chief Charumbira area who did not want to be addressed by him.
But Chamisa the mob had been mobilised by ZANU PF and bribed with food to stage a protest against sanctions.