I fielded poor candidates – Chamisa

by | Apr 27, 2021 | Local News, Politics | 0 comments

Brian Rungano Temba

MDC-Alliance leader has finally admitted that the parliamentary candidates he approved for the 2018 election were not fit for the institution.

Chamisa, who for three years has been bleeding from his 2018 electoral loss, appears unable to stop talking about his moment of political humbling.

His most recent ramblings were during an interview with journalist cum activist, Zenzele Ndebele.
Chamisa who political seers have called immature, admitted to not doing due diligence with his candidate selection, describing his parliamentary candidates as opportunists.

Part of those who ran for parliament under the MDC-A ticket includes Job Sikhala, Tendai Biti and Charlton Hwende among other senior members of the party.

“All MDC-A councillors and MPs are not change seekers but job seekers.
We did not think thoroughly during the selection of these candidates and I apologise to Zimbabwe,” said Nelson Chamisa.

Chamisa`s claims absolves the electorate which punished the MDC-A`s indiscretions by voting two thirds to ZANU PF, whose candidates were clearly better.

The cleric and junior lawyer lost party structures through legal battles with rival Douglas Mwonzora and he has been struggling to recover, even illegal meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic have failed to salvage his waning political career.

“We no longer have candidates, and we shall start afresh selecting candidates for 2023 using other components of the community besides party structures. Party structures are acidic and toxic,” said Chamisa.

A trusted source says within MDC-A leadership a cold war is brewing between two factions one with Tenda Biti and Job Sikhala and the other having Nelson Chamisa and Charlton Hwende.

The cause of the wedge is rumoured to be Spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere who is eying Mount Pleasant constituency under MDC-A ticket for 2023 but is ineligible because she has not spent five years in the party.
Chamisa wants to bend rules to accommodate Mahere.