President Mnangagwa in a 30 second rant that has gone viral and has been widely interpreted to mean only his ZanuPF party is Independent while the rest of Zimbabweans are not, has sparked outrage among netizens.
The video appears not to be recent but that has not stopped a barrage of emotion and disdain for the Zimbabwean leader by his fellow countrymen.
“We must be respected. We are the majority, we are the people, we are the Government, we are the army, we are the air force, we are the police we are everything you can think of, we determine who can do mining in Zimbabwe, we determine who can construct a railway line in Zimbabwe, we determine who can build a road in Zimbabwe, no other party can do so,” thunders Mnangagwa to wild applause.
This is the catch-22 position in which Zimbabwe finds itself. Can it wait 2 years or more to meet President Mnangagwa’s economic fundamentals before abandoning the unsustainable dollar parity, or are the fundamentals unreachable without a competitive exchange rate?
The World attention will today focuses on Zimbabwe when the Constitutional Court (Concourt) hears, in a live broadcast, the petition lodged by MDC-Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa in his bid to overturn President Mnangagwa’s victory in the July 30 harmonised elections.
In the process, the court will ink its own piece of history, as it broadcasts the proceedings live from Mashonganyika Building on the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) television and radio, which have been granted the rights.
bY MDC PRESIDENT NELSON CHAMISA//I fully understand the anxiety of the nation around the upcoming Court Case where we are challenging the subversion of the will of the people by ZEC in cahoots with some rogue elements in our state institutions.
I would like to guarantee you that we have put up a very strong case to overturn the electoral fraud.
I have put together an A-team of experienced, tried and tested legal experts drawn from the best minds in the region and in the country. These are led by our finest and very best legal minds. This team has been working tirelessly to protect your victory. I have confidence in them and in their assurances.