President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba has accused the United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols of operating outside his diplomatic mandate to pursue the politics of the MDC Alliance led by Advocate Nelson Chamisa.
Charamba through his Twitter account @Jamwanda2 challenged Nichols to come out in the open and declare his support for the opposition.
The US Ambassador, in a number of interviews a week ago, dismissed assertions that Zimbabwe’s economy had collapsed due to sanctions imposed by the West but corruption by the ruling Zanu-PF elite.
The interviews were granted as Zimbabwe and other Sadc countries prepared to march against the sanctions on 27 October.
Charamba said the US Ambassador had crossed the line of diplomacy.
“Have been reading Ambassador Nichols’ interview with Trevor Ncube. He has crossed line of diplomacy and does far better than Nelson Chamisa in playing opposition politics in Zimbabwe, and against President ED. Time may have come to recalibrate status in sync with his preferences,” said Charamba.
“Those like us who are able to interpret moves in diplomacy take note of the near-hysterical response by the Americans; and at that very high level.
"Very consistent with little Zimbabwe posing a continuing, extraordinary threat to American policy”
"Well done Zim, SADC, Africa!”