by Bernard Mutambudzi
MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa hoodwinked Caledonia residents into believing his machinations that he could turn their area into a smart town.
Addressing a paltry crowd at Gazebo, in Caledonia, Goromonzi South constituency yesterday, Chamisa said he would turn Caledonia into an urban set up with modern infrastructure and amenities.
“Munofanira kugara kwete kuchonjomara kwamakaita,” said Chamisa much to the amusement of the small crowd who mumbled when he uttered that statement.
The MDC Alliance leader told the gathering that he would be camped at State house soon after elections.
Chamisa chided Zanu PF saying, “Voting Zanu PF kuvhotera nhamo. Gore rino kugohwesa nemusana pagedhi hapana munhu.”
“I have not shed any blood and I will bring the much desired transformation the country is envying. Mnangagwa my counterpart cannot talk of real change,” said Chamisa.
Chamisa said after 30 July, Caledonia would be having a new look and the country at large too. He promised to phase out bond notes and bring in a basket of foreign currency.
The MDC Alliance leader ended his address by a long prayer where he prayed for a smart transfer of power from Zanu PF to his party and for peace during and after the harmonised elections.
Chamisa failed to grasp that he cannot transform Caledonia into a smart town overnight considering that his party has run down most urban councils in the country.
He failed to understand that Urban Development Corporation( UDCORP) had set up offices at Caledonia in conjunction with Harare City Council but nothing tangible materialized until Government intervened and gave the task of developing the area to Goromonzi rural council.