Do not pay attention to Chamisa’s hot air speeches

Grace Chekai

The leader of the newly formed Citizen Coalition for Change (CCC), Nelson Chamisa continues to peddle lies and falsehoods at his rallies and people should take him seriously at their own peril. As the nation prepares for the upcoming 26 March By-Election Chamisa has upped the ante in politicking for publicity purposes and is averse to tackling real issues that affect the people.

It will be very unwise for Zimbabweans, the urbanites in particular to continue bringing back Chamisa`s councilors who have dismally failed to run local authorities. Who does not know the failures of the opposition party CCC, when it comes to bad roads, dirty water, uncollected garbage, flowing sewage among many of ills they have presided over?  Despite the lies that he continues to peddle over who is responsible for the decay in urban, the urbanites are very much aware of the damage caused by Chamisa and this time people are chanting Chamisa and his councilors out.

Chamisa and crew have forestalled development in town and cities and all doubt of their ineptitude has been erased. Who doesn’t know that Chamisa and his mentor Morgan Tsvangirai are responsible for destroying the economy through the sanctions they called for. Even to date Chamisa and his peddlers do not support developmental programs that are meant to revive the economy, lest the ZANU PF government gets the accolade. Chamisa continues engaging in toddler politics, is anti-development and anti-people.

He is not even sincere in assisting the suffering Zimbabweans who are laboring under the illegal sanctions imposed on the country by their handlers. During his launch of CCC party at Zimbabwe Grounds last month, Chamisa stated that he had the key to the economy and went on to say that if he is given just a week to lead, the people will forget suffering at the wink of an eye. Such rhetoric when people have been suffering sanctions for the past 20 years is insensitive and downright cruel. You can only conclude that Chamisa is selfish and is full of lies. People who attend his rallies should take this lying politician to task over, how he is going to achieve all the promises he is making to the people.

Surprisingly, Chamisa and company are now targeting to destroy the rural areas as they have done in the urban areas. ZANU PF party is known in the rural areas for development and supporting agriculture in the rural areas. ZANU PF provides what people ask for. This is why the Pfumvudza program was initiated to support peasant farmers in the rural areas. Just like in urban areas Chamisa has nothing to offer the rural folk. ZANU PF is changing the rural set up to meet the standards of the urban areas in its drive for a middle income economy status by 2030. Speaking during a ZANU PF By-Election Presidential Star rally in Mutare this week, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga said, “We want to develop rural areas in order to stop rural-urban migration.”

The opposition party has nothing to offer to the people. Their leader Chamisa is just full of hot air and no substance. Chamisa at his CCC rallies stated that if he gets into power all civil servants will get heft salaries. His crocodile tears over civil servants salaries do not fool anyone as he has failed to pay a handful of his very few employees? Amidst all this Chamisa is buying himself expensive cars. The irony to this is that his party managed to buy him a bullet proof car at the expense of their unpaid workers.

Zimbabweans must never be swayed by Chamisa`s utterances and come 26 March By-Elections they must vote for ZANU PF Members of Parliament and councilors. ZANU PF knows development and prefers action to talking. Its high time Chamisa and his peddlers are kicked out of politics.