President Mnangagwa today mocked opposition leader Nelson Chamisa for suggesting that investors would flock to Zimbabwe with money within a week of him getting into office.
Addressing supporters of the newly formed Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) said:
If you give me one week in office, you will see white people coming in with money, you will see the Chinese coming in with money.
But, President Mnangagwa, addressing youths and delegates during the Robert Mugabe National Youth Day celebrations held at Robert Mugabe Square in Harare said Chamisa is embarrassing the whole nation. He said:
Nyika inovakwa nevene vayo. Zimbabwe can only be built by Zimbabweans, Zambia can only be built by Zambians, and Mozambique can only be built by Mozambicans and Botswana the same. Britain can also only be built by the British, as America by Americans, China by the Chinese and Russia by the Russians, but Chamisa wants Zimbabwe to be built by white people, he should be ashamed of himself.
The independence that we have was brought about by the sacrifices of our brothers and sisters who fought to remove the whites who are now being invited back by Chamisa. That is really shameful.
President Mnangagwa also said the government is prepared to deal with Chamisa after the former ICT minister declared that he would let a defeat in the 2023 election go without a fight.
Chamisa said he knows he will win and was also aware of plans to manipulate the election process.
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