“Chamisa Must Join Polad”
5 August 2021

Godfrey Tsenengamu

By Dorrothy Moyo | The renegade Zanu-PF youth leader, Godfrey Tsenengamu, has instructed MDC Alliance President Nelson Chamisa saying he must join the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) platform immediately, or suffer resource exclusion.

The advisory comes at a time when nearly 20 brand new pickup trucks were dished out by ZANU PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa to losers of the 2018 elections as an apparent reward for participating.

Last Friday, Mnangagwa dished out 19 Isuzu D-Max cars to the losers who participated in the 2018 presidential election.

Tsenengamu is the nation’s traditional face of coup transitions and his pronouncements have over the last 4 years usually been sanctioned by the top ZANU PF stranglers.

The statements also come a year after Chamisa was stripped of party assets and currently faces threats to take over his own party name by the controversial ZANU supported, Douglas Mwonzora.

Said Tsenengamu:

“I would personally equate Polad and the (MDC Alliance-driven) Citizens Convergence for Change (CCC) initiatives to join Polad as his options are now limited.”

Responding to the statements, the MDC Alliance has said it will not join the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD).

MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Tuesday said nothing will change on her party’s position. She said:

“The MDC Alliance will never join POLAD. It’s not the function of a legitimate opposition party to take trinkets in exchange for cheerleading autocracy. We continue to hold the regime accountable, demand better lives for the people and push for reforms in all areas of governance.”

POLAD was introduced by Mnangagwa soon after his disputed victory in the 2018 elections in which

Chamisa has stood his ground against Mnangagwa, indicating his Constitutional court challenge is still live.