MDC president Nelson Chamisa has apparently hit back at Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. This comes after the VP referred to Chamisa as a false prophet while addressing ZANU PF supporters at Murombedzi Growth Point on Saturday.
Writing on microblogging site Twitter yesterday, Chamisa said:
“I am praying for my Sekuru Mr Chiwenga.He really needs grace!I thank him for acknowledging my faith and ordaining me a prophet.
Why does he sound like the Rhodesian Smith in his ‘not in a thousand years mantra’! This Nov is when Smith declared UDI and you know it!”Chamisa tweeted.
Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga yesterday vowed that MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will never take over as president, saying no opposition leader will ever rule the country.
Addressing Zanu PF supporters in Zvimba yesterday at a “thank you rally” organised for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Chiwenga — who led the military coup against former president Robert Mugabe in November last year — launched an unrestrained verbal attack on Chamisa.
He described the opposition leader, who is an Apostolic Faith Mission pastor, as a false prophet and a “little bishop”.
The VP — who resurfaced last week after a long absence from public events amid reports that he was seriously ill — declared that there was no vacancy at State House.
“We hear that this young preacher is going around telling people that he is on his way to State House. That is wishful thinking,” charged Chiwenga.
“There is no vacancy at State House now and forever for opposition parties.”
He described Chamisa’s supporters as blind.
“We are saying [this] to you blind ones who could not see and voted for this little bishop — the false prophet. He elects himself and the fire refuses to light up. He elects himself and the birds return to the podium,” the VP said.
Chiwenga was referring to the Gwanzura Stadium incident where Chamisa struggled to light what his party described as a “democracy flame” and released 19 doves.