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Mnangagwa is a Mistake We Will Deal With: Biti


People’s Democratic Party leader and MDC Alliance principal, Tendai Biti has said that President Emerson Mnangagwa is a mistake from the former government of Robert Mugabe which they, MDC, need to deal with in the upcoming elections.

The National People’s Party leader said Mnangagwa’s closeness to the deposed former leader President Robert Mugabe makes him unforgivable as they engaged in ‘dirty deeds’ together.

“We know that Emerson Mnangagwa was part and parcel of Gukurahundi and we as Zimbabweans will never forget that. We also know that he was part of the coup which blocked Tsvangirai from entering in office when he won elections in 2008, that will never forgive,” said Biti while addressing thousands of supporters who attended the MDC Alliance rally at Mkoba Stadium in Gweru on Saturday.

Biti added that Mnangagwa who has been in Mugabe’s cabinet for 37 years never achieved anything to make him the right person to turn around the fortunes of the country.

“You will agree that since Mnangagwa took over life has become difficult everyday and its getting worse. Our agenda as the alliance is transformation and turn our economy by creating employment,” said Biti.

Addressing the same gathering, MDC-T President, Nelson Chamisa said they will defeat Mnangagwa and turn around the economy.

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“This country is going to be great once again, it only need ideas, we don’t want a slogan of ‘pasi nanhingi’. This time we are going to fish the crocodile the way we do fish, when a crocodile is out of water it becomes an ordinary lizard,” said Chamisa.

The MDC Alliance has been on a whirlwind of rallies across the country to drum support ahead of the make or break  elections set for July or August.


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