By Daniel Chigundu
MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has said the impending elections are about the younger generation, adding that President Emmerson Mnangagwa and crew must be resting.
Addressing party supporters during a campaign rally at Murehwa Centre in Mashonaland East Province, Chamisa said the older generation played its part by liberating the country but they must now let the younger generation take the country forward.
“…this one doesn’t require crocodiles or hippopotamus; it’s now about leaders who lead in an effective way. So it’s no longer necessary to sing ‘kutonga kwaro’, you can’t be a leader when roads are in this state, you can’t be leading when the cash crisis is in this state, you can’t be leading when youths are not employed.
“But it’s not your fault, your tenure is outlived, your role was to liberate the country, the country we now have it, you no longer have a role, your role is to rest, Mnangagwa and crew you cannot continue to be leaders when the country is in this state.
“This election is not about mocking people, it’s about policies, it’s about ideas, strategies, it’s about thought leadership, it’s no longer the politics of stone-throwing or fighting each other, it’s about fighting with ideas, fighting with solutions, Mnangagwa is no match for me on that, their goalkeeper Gushungo (Robert Mugabe) said Asante Sana and left them.
“Now they are at each other’s throat, ED is crying on one side while Mugabe is on another, they shall find each other after we have defeated them in a few months,” he said.
The youthful Kuwadzana East legislator added that people are fed up with the current economic, social and political situation in the country and they are saying it’s enough.
He said people are looking for leaders that can take the country forward and that it’s also no longer about the parties.
“..people are saying enough is enough, and it’s enough people want the country to move forward, it’s no longer about parties, it’s not about Zanu PF, it’s not about MDC, it’s now about the country, it’s about taking Zimbabwe forward,” he said.
Speaking at the same rally, MDC-N leader Welshman Ncube said the time for clowns and their scarfs is over and that it is now time for genuine politicians to take over the country.
Ncube also warned ZEC against repeating what happened in 2008 when they delayed in releasing results.