Stay Out Of Politics-President Chamisa Tells Junta
23 November 2020
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Tinashe Sambiri|MDC Alliance leader, President Nelson Chamisa, has reprimanded army generals over meddling in politics.

President Chamisa also took a swipe at Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration for “attempting to replace the ballot with the bullet.”

Speaking after signing the book of condolences at the Ghanaian embassy following the death of former military boss and ex-President of the west African country, Flight Lieutenant
Jerry Rawlings, President Chamisa told the military junta to stay out of politics.

President Chamisa, quoted by NewsDay said:

“The fact that President Rawlings was able to allow for a smooth handover-takeover and having allowed people to vote, we salute him and we hope that in Zimbabwe, we are not going to continue to see the replacement of the ballot by the bullet or the replacement of the voice of the people in villages and in communities by the sound of the gun.

Let it be about the people, about the civilians defining who they want to govern them and not the military,” he said.

“We stand in solidarity with the people of Ghana and the President of Ghana on the untimely loss of a giant in Africa.”

The first thing that we celebrate as we remember him (Rawlings) is his ability to be an answer to repression.

Of course, it was a military response but people had suffered and what he did most fundamentally was to be able to hand over authority and power to civilian establishment and that is the most important thing that he did.

To end dictatorship and making sure democracy is made possible, so we salute him for his contribution to democracy and making it a reality and setting Ghana on the path of stability, on the path of democracy and civilian authority.

Most importantly, he managed to set some of the institutional markers to issues of handover-takeover. When he came in, he was the one who introduced the issue of having a definite day for handover, so on January 7, there has to be handover-takeover in Ghana, but a month before that, there has to be an election,” added President Chamisa.

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