CCC leader Nelson Chamisa has promised to give President Emmerson Mnangagwa the position of Leader of Opposition in Parliament if he wins the upcoming elections. Chamisa made the pledge while campaigning for a CCC parliamentary candidate in Chirumanzu South.
Back in 2018, Mnangagwa had offered Chamisa the post of Leader of Opposition in an attempt to gain Commonwealth recognition. However, Chamisa rejected the proposal at the time.
According to NewZimbabwe, Chamisa said Mnangagwa would get the post after the August elections. He said a Leader of Opposition was not an enemy of the state but an extension of government representing the views of the opposition.
Chamisa pledged to limit his cabinet to just 15 ministers if elected, saying a lean government is needed to curb wasteful spending. He said ministers who fail to deliver will be relieved of their duties.
Chamisa urged voters not to choose “darkness over light” and said the country needs to fix governance issues by ensuring accountability and performance from elected officials. He promised a mean and lean government that the people can hold accountable.