Chamisa accused of being a dictator

Staff Reporter

The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa has been described by that party’s members as a dictator who has no respect for democratic principles.

An insider within CCC revealed to this publication that Chamisa was heavily interfering with that party’s candidate selection process and also wanted things to be done his way without consulting other senior members.

"CCC members are very much displeased by Chamisa and his undemocratic leadership skills. They no longer trust him as he has proved that he doesn’t care about democratic principles. Currently, he is heavily interfering with the candidate selection process as he wants to impose his lieutenants as candidates," said the source.

The source added that several CCC senior members were saying that the late Morgan Tsvangirai was a constitutionalist despite him not being a lawyer like Chamisa. The source claimed that some CCC members have nicknamed Chamisa, Idi Amini, because of his dictatorial behaviour.

"Some people are already calling Chamisa the little Idi Amini because of his dictatorial behaviour. In comparison, the late Tsvangirai was a more democratic and principled leader than Chamisa. Chamisa only priorities what benefits him" added the source.

The source added that the absence of a constitution and solid structures was causing Chamisa to have more powers as no one has the legal basis to challenge some of his decisions.

According to the source, CCC risks imploding before the elections slated for 23 August this year as members were increasingly getting frustrated by Chamisa’s autocratic leadership style.

Efforts to get a comment from CCC interim national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere were futile as she was not picking up her mobile phones.