By A Correspondent- Zanu PF President Emmerson Mnangagwa is privately planning to amend the constitution so that it disqualifies any political party with less than five years from contesting in the 2023 election.
This is happening at a time the MDC-Alliance leader; Nelson Chamisa is planning to change the name of his political coalition.
Below is Simba Chikanza’s piece outlining Mnangagwa’s ploy to disqualify Chamisa.
By Simba Chikanza- It’ll be extremely dangerous for Nelson Chamisa to change his party name, he’s in enough danger, already. Any change of name, is a metre closer to both endorsing and assuming military level crimes committed from 1 Aug ’18 onwards.
Those advising the people’s president are misleading him as they make him underestimate the notoriety of the ED-Mwonzora coalition because Chamisa’s chances of ever running Zimbabwe will dwindle under a new name. Already Mnangagwa is preparing to amend the constitution so that only parties with 5 years of existence will be allowed to contest, so Chamisa will have to wait for 5 years to participate after changing his party name (effectively launched a new entity). He will spend the next 2 years campaigning, and come July 2023, will arrive at the polling station to be told he is does not qualify.
So, while the temptation is there, the best method is the middle of the road approach: confront. I have a lot to say here, but much which I have already demonstrated myself.
Mnangagwa’s life outside the borders can be put out easily and swiftly, and before it changes name, the MDC A needs to spend the next month using its last remaining powers to put out the criminals’ life outside the borders. This is how the criminal Ian Smith regime was put to an end, not by any bullet, bayonette or bomb, but using live legal ammunition. The MDC Alliance does have this strength, and I have proved it that this great party is simply too lazy, ignorant, or both, of the powers it has. On several occasions I have deployed some of these powers which are largely based on the 2018 election victory.
I am glad that I have also deployed some tools to help the Zambian people on 13 Aug. I am ready for question and answers but for now to say, please stop pushing President Chamisa to betray the blood of the innocent 2018 victims.
You change the party name, then what, you think you’ll penetrate ZEC, and outwit the Chinese model terror machinery because you’re popular? Even if Chamisa wins with 99% of the vote, Mnangagwa will still do the counting, and Mnangagwa retains the power to announce the results after which there is no viable recourse of appeal because the judiciary is Mnangagwa himself. New methods are needed to deal with criminality and the type that’s in Zimbabwe cannot be cured by base ballotry. Having traveled in many countries and consulted some of the best legal brains around the world, I am ready to help this great party deal with this criminality. Source: Simba Chikanza