The Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet (Presidential Communications), George Charamba, says MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has an aversion to risk-taking, hence his recent appointment of Welshman Ncube as acting party president, while mourning his mother, ahead of the planned 31 July protests.
Using his Twitter handle @Jamwanda2, Charamba claimed that Americans had intended to use Transform Zimbabwe leader Jacob Ngarivhume after dumping the idea of using Shingi Munyeza, to relaunch their bid to have Tendai Biti and Job Sikhala take over control of the MDC Alliance. Charamba tweeted:
Ever wondered why Nelson Chamisa chose to hand over reigns to the insipid WELSHMAN NCUBE as he grieved over the loss of his dear mother? Or why the WELSH man got mired in TRUST FUNDS controversy soon after that appointment?
Unfortunately, our media are not always adept of showing us the world in a grain of sand!!! Here we go: The US Embassy in Harare whose govt has always rooted for Tendai Biti as a safe bet for American interests here had hoped to use Ngarivhume and his pseudo-leadership of July 31 disturbances to re-launch Tendai Biti as the new leader of MDC-Alliance, with the impulsive Jobho Sikhala as the TONG for handling hot pieces.
Both men are America’s centurions, Biti designated to play the Philosopher-King, while Sikhala is the Hotspur of the equation.
The choice of Ngarivhume – another of America’s men whose roots are in Chipinge – was the right face for that operation which would have consigned Nelson Chamisa to the dustbin.
Previous to Ngarivhume, Americans had hoped for the Malawian cleric, Shingi Munyeza, who was later dropped for being inorganic and tainted after hopes of washing him clean by goading ED to fire him from PAC failed.
The key calculation was to ensure that the well-healed insurrection is led by a political nearly-man who would not prove a runaway, thus securing Tendai Biti’s take-over.
Nelson Chamisa got wind of it, forcing him to counter that by appointing the man from Wales while dodging brickbats of violent demonstrations under the plausible cover of “in mourning”.
The young man doesn’t want risks, which is what riles Americans whose wish is confrontational politics in Zimbabwe. Soon after, and to checkmate this counter, the Biti group used a wing of G-40 hoping to stop the man from Wales in his tracks!! Unfortunately, both sides misread the macroenvironment and scenario-build on a hesitant State. How wrong!!!
It’s now back to the drawing board, banking on international pressure and nursing of different projects of inspiring opposition and dissent, a fraction of which has been subcontracted to Dumisani Muleya and his Beverley Court project which will not take off zvayo!!!
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