Zanu PF spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo said the MDC Alliance leader’s attempts and plans to force people to overthrow a “constitutionally elected government” would not be taken lightly.
Khaya Moyo further called on Chamisa to join the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) platform instead of expressing frustration with its shortcomings in the wrong way.
ZANU PF response to MDC Alliance Agenda 2021:
“The revolutionary ZANU PF party noted with contempt the MDC-A’s veiled threats to overthrow a constitutionally elected government, following remarks made by Mr Nelson Chamisa in his March 9, 2021 speech on Agenda 2021.
“In his long monologue, Chamisa not only failed to show leadership, but he failed to inspire hope in his fractured party, instead grumbling against the crushing of pockets of resistance across the country, as well as the unfortunate violent protests of July 31, 2020 whose only attempt was to destabilize the country.
“Although ZANU PF has the ability to thwart such ploys as a law-abiding organization, we leave it to law enforcement.”
“The Zimbabwean people are fed up with these childish ramblings of a party that is clearly lacking in oxygen. ZANU PF and its leaders have no agenda to decimate an opposition political party.
“We cherish the democracy that emerged from a protracted liberation struggle that freed our people from the shackles of colonialism and settler rule and won freedom and independence in 1980. Of course, there was no of MDC at the time, not even in the belly of Zimbabwe.
“ZANU PF therefore calls on political actors to embrace dialogue and join with others under POLAD in the spirit of open engagements, rather than focusing on divisive and divisive escapades.
“For the record, ZANU PF is proud of how our government has rallied the nation in the fight against COVID-19 and the significant progress that has been made, including but not limited to the acquisition of the vaccine used to inoculate our first line combatants line.
“It is therefore not only absurd but irresponsible, to say the least, that Mr. Chamisa and his ilk suspect or believe that our government is using COVID-19 to delay the by-elections.
“The President, Cde ED Mnangagwa has repeatedly said that he is taking all these measures to save the lives of our people because once lost they can never be restored.
“It is therefore perplexing that Mr. Chamisa’s faction is obsessed with this need for by-elections, which of course, by any measure, have no bearing on ZANU PF’s two-thirds parliamentary majority.
“In any event, ZANU PF makes it clear that the party does not interfere in parliamentary recalls involving non-members and does not interfere in the conduct of by-elections, which is a prerogative of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
“The party is more than ready for the by-election, except we respect the measures that have been taken to save lives in these deadly times.
“However, ZANU PF is keenly aware that Mr Chamisa is under pressure to seek relevance in the face of the mass exodus of key members of his party who have defected to the Revolutionary Party.
“It’s not our problem, it’s his and we will continue to welcome anyone who has chosen to return to ZANU PF, the People’s Party. This should not be equated with the formation of a one-party state.
“Zimbabwe remains a multi-party democracy and ZANU PF appreciates that. However, we do not offer political advice to disintegrating parties. Therefore, those who are weary of civic political engagement must stop venting their frustration. experiencing the country’s hard-won freedom, peace and unity.
“ZANU PF urges its members to remain vigilant against these new sponsored regime change machinations and to implore the newly constituted DCCs to pursue the gospel of unity, peace and development in accordance with the mantra of the new dispensation and the 2030 vision to be preached by President ED Mnangagwa.
“We remain steadfast and steadfast in our quest to deliver on our 2018 campaign promises, as set out in our 2018 People’s Manifesto, which remain the chapters and verses that guide our programs. The President, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, declared a year of action and productivity.
“We urge all of our employees to remain focused on production, supported by the success of the Pfumvudza/Intwasa agricultural program, to ensure that our country continues to achieve food security. The ruling party and government have pledged to achieve a middle-income economy by 2030.
“Recently launched by His Excellency the President, Cde E.D. Mnangagwa, the National Development Strategy (NDS1) has been adopted nationally and internationally. Our goal is productivity, productivity and productivity in all areas of business.
“Finally, please know that ZANU PF has no time for primitive politics with tribal overtones, as we have recently observed the people of Manicaland, particularly Chipinge, being ridiculed by opposition officials,” said Khaya Moyo.