“Good evening Zimbabwe. Thank you so much. Last night I congratulated
CDE Mr. Nelson Chamisa and offered to work with him on behalf of our country.
CDE Mr. Chamisa will be a successful president for all Zimbabweans. This is not the outcome we worked so hard for and I’m sorry Zanu (PF) did not win this election this time for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country.
This is painful and it will be for a long time but I want you to remember this – our campaign was never about one person or even one election. It was about the country we love and about building a Zimbabwe that’s hopeful, inclusive and bighearted.
The military, security agencies and my cabinet have since started the transitional process as far as the organs of government and state are concerned. Statement from the Office of the outgoing President of The Republic of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa (Only in Crimson Tazvinzwa’s dreams).
In a ‘scare crow’ speech, Deputy Finance Minister Terrence Mukupe has declared the army will not allow MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to enter state house should he win the July 30 poll.
The Finance Minister (dep)’s comments come at a time when the Zimbabwean government is seeking international recognition as a civilian state, not a military one. It also comes as the President sought to assert that the November military coup was a civilian transition and nothing to do with the military.
Mukupe said soldiers did not remove Robert Mugabe so to pass on the Presidency to a young inexperienced Nelson Chamisa.
He made these comments while addressing a cell group in Mandara, Harare.
He began by saying, “let us be truthful, our nation where it is and where it is going , it needs an elderly person with a steady hand, who will stabilise things. For me to say the army took over the country from vaMugabe so that they can hand over to a young man who is talking about spaghetti roads, and talking about impregnating all women. Isn’t you heard him saying these things?
“After saying these things, you say Mnangagwa if he wins I will give him my sister, it is almost being scornful of all women. Imagine me telling you that I want to impregnate all you women, would you vote for me?
“This is what I am saying, even I myself I want to rule, do you hear? No one refuses to sit in a Mercedes Benz and get all the sirens, but these things have their own time. I don’t think I have the maturity level to get the whole country and the soldiers now saluting me(di; but I heard him saying at one time saying he is already rehearsing performing Presidential guard inspections like this…”