By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
MDC –T led by Douglas Mwonzora has dismissed Nelson Chamisa’s Agenda for 2021 saying it is is full of politics of hate and aimed at fuelling divisions.
In a press statement released Wednesday, MDC –T Secretary for Information and Publicity, Witness Dube described Chamisa’s address as hollow.
This follows a virtual address by MDC –Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa on his party’s agenda for 2021.
“It is the toxicity and the utter divisiveness of the statements that must not go unchallenged. He was so condescending towards other political parties, arrogantly referring to them as little boys and girls and describing them as surrogates of Zanu- PF.
Mr Chamisa wants to label anyone who disagrees with him as Zanu PF. Yet it is his political outfit that has more Zanu PF members outside Zanu PF itself. There are people within his party who have had business dealings with Zanu PF including the late Mugabe’s Gushungo’s Dairy,” noted the statement.
Chamisa is being accused of trying to cause political division.
“In His address Mr Chamisa literary said nothing uniting Zimbabweans across the political and regional divide. This is not surprising given the fact that as Mr Chamisa was giving his speech; his deputy President was busy ethically abusing the people of Chipinge in Manicaland. His erstwhile colleague, Pedzisayi Ruhanya has been tribally abusing political opponents from Manicaland on twitter with reckless abandon. Not surprisingly, Mr Chamisa has not found it necessary to censure his wayward officials.”
Chamisa is accused of playing the blame game despite him unconstitutionally usurping power following the death of MDC founder, Morgan Tsvangirai.
“What is worrisome is that while Mr Chamisa decries the ‘de facto one party state’ that Zanu PF wants to bring, he nevertheless wants to create a ‘one party state’ within the opposition…it is time to jettison the politics of rancor, hate, acrimony, violence and intolerance and substitute same with the politics of rational disputation and tolerance. What has since become clear is that Mr Chamisa cannot unite the people of Zimbabwe as much as he cannot unite his own party,” the statement read.