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Chiwenga follows MDC rallies: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu
MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says he is thrilled to have learnt that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is a devoted follower of the Alliance rallies and meetings.
Chamisa statement comes barely 24 hours after the Vice President mocked him about his promise for bullet-trains, spaghetti roads and airports in rural areas branding them as acts of juvenile politics.
Addressing his supporters at Pfupajena Stadium in Chegutu West, Chamisa said he was even encouraged that Zanu PF simply took his rally messages and compiled them into their election manifesto.
“In their manifesto they didn’t say anything except what they heard me say at our rallies across the country, now if you are from next door and your neighbour cooks a very good dish of meat, there are dangers that you might get filled with the aroma and think you are full, now Zanu PF is filled with the aroma of what we are cooking.
“You know I like (Constantino) Chiwenga very much he is showing that he is following my rallies religiously and that proves he is a very big MDC supporter.
“I hear him repeating everything I would have said at our rallies and I said that’s it, so am very happy they are our leaders who fought for our independence but they should now rest.
“We have no problem with them, they did a good thing and played their part, they are a liberation generation but their time is up because what was needed was independence and we got independence and we are free.
“What is needed now is fixing economic issues, we the younger generation have the required spanners to fix the economy,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chamisa has dismissed claims that his government plans to take back farms from the resettled farmers and given back to the previous owners.
“Before I finish there is this issue that I have to clarify, I was asked about it in some other areas that we went.
“We are not going to take back land from people occupying it, for those people on the farms our plan to give them title deeds and the necessary support they require.
“Our support will be different from Command Agriculture being implemented by Mnangagwa which gives inputs to farmers late every other time, we are bringing smart agriculture where you will get support on time,” he said.

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Daniel Chigundu

Daniel Chigundu is a male journalist in Zimbabwe and has been practising since September 2009. He used to the editor for The Business Connect (newspaper) in Harare, has his own news website Tourism Focus which is biased towards the tourism sector. Daniel is also working with Magamba Network on their project called Open Parliament where they do live coverage of Parliamentary activities on Twitter and Facebook. He is currently the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum, is a member of Zimbabwe Small Broadcasters Association and a board member of Digital Communication Network. He holds a Diploma in Communication and Journalism from the Christian College of Southern Africa (CCOSA), a certificate in Youth leadership training from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), a certificate in Citizen Journalism from Magamba Network and is currently a first-year student at Zimbabwe Open University studying for a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Ethics and Organisational Leadership.

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