Chamisa heading for political oblivion

Political Reporter

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa will be in the political dustbin after the 2023 Harmonised General Elections, a political pundit has noted.

This was said by Political Commentator, Dr Isaac Fallon based on comments by European Union (EU) Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen who said Zimbabwe’s opposition is useless suggesting strained relations between the CCC leadership and their handlers.

 Fallon added that the fast fading trust between Chamisa and his deputies suggests imminent fallout after his defeat by current President Mnangagwa.

“If you take into consideration that the EU has been a major driving force behind CCC in Zimbabwe since its formation as Movement for Democratic Change in 1999.  Comments by the senior EU official such as Timo Olkkonen serve to highlight that EU is aware that their political puppet has failed. This also paints a picture that EU and the United States (US) are now looking for a new candidate as they can foresee Chamisa failing to win the upcoming 2023 Plebiscite,” Dr Fallon said.

According to Dr Fallon, the visit by Dr Stephen Chan, a well-known British handler of CCC, to Zimbabwe recently to assess the political situation in Zimbabwe is an indicator that the opposition party requires an overhaul.

Dr Chan’s recommendations stated that the beleaguered CCC was to create structures in order to ensure survival. This move has, however, since been resisted by Chamisa who seems fully aware that he has been marked expendable.

Furthermore, Dr Fallon said the rebranding of the CCC logo which removed CCC party leader and presidential candidate’s face from that party’s logo barely a few months before elections, indicated that Chamisa was no longer the face of the party and less likely to pose a challenge to the ZANU PF candidate.

CCC, which was once considered as the main challenger to ZANU PF for Presidency, has recently been overwhelmed by different challenges ranging from crimes committed by members of the CCC interim executive such as vice national chairperson Job Sikhala, adultery scandal by CCC interim spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere amongst other issues. These challenges are believed to be part of the reason why that party has self-neutralised.