HARARE – Opposition leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa says he will on Friday give increasingly weary Zimbabweans the signal on the course of action he will take in the next few months to end the present crisis.
Chamisa, through his spokesperson Nkululeko Sibanda, said the time had now come to draw the line through his Hope for the Nation Address (HONA) that will give signal to his increasingly restive supporters who are agitating for demonstrations.
“The President is looking at the issues that affect the citizens and drawing the line towards where the solutions will be found.
“He is also going to talk about the challenges that the nation faces and find solutions, he will give Zimbabweans the signal on the way forward because he believes that the time for action has come,” said Sibanda.
Since last year’s disputed presidential elections, Zimbabwe has lurched from one crisis to another and the political stalemate between Chamisa and President Emmerson Mnangagwa has only worsened tensions in the country.
Critics say Mnangagwa who came to power through a coup in November 2017 after toppling his mentor, the late Robert Mugabe, has failed to attract foreign direct investment because of his government’s heavy-handed reaction to dissent such as during the January fuel protests when at least 17 people were killed.
The Zanu PF leader also stands accused of reneging on his promises to fight corruption and other vices in his government as well as his pledge to cut down on expenditure.