ED's first 100 days disappointing: Chamisa

HARARE - MDC acting president Nelson Chamisa yesterday said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s first 100 days in office have been a major disappointment.

Chamisa told a press conference: “In as far as we are concerned, the 100 days so far has been 100 days of disappointment, a 100 days of misses, 100 days of under-performance and 100 days of failure to deliver,” he said.

The sudden and rapid developments in Zimbabwe in November, which saw the military essentially remove former president Robert Mugabe and subsequently elevate Mnangagwa to the top post, have ushered in a new opportunity for the country to achieve its economic potential as a powerhouse in the region.

Chamisa said: “The end of Mugabe era was supposed to be an end of a system, an end of a system of corruption, an end of system of marginalisation and an end of exclusivity in terms of how we govern and how we do our politics.

“The first test of the failure of Mnangagwa was his inability and failure to be inclusive and making sure that there is a transitional mechanism to establish a new dispensation for our country and for our people.”

Chamisa also said Mnangagwa failed to make a proper constitutional interpretation when he appointed many ministers who are non-constituent.  Mnangagwa had to revise his ministerial line-up so that he does not break the constitutional stipulation of having only five non-MPs as ministers or deputy ministers.

The Kuwadzana East MP also added that Mnangagwa failed to resurrect the country’s economy.

“There was no plan on their 100-day plan, cash queues are still there, there is no cash to talk about, no economic reforms and our cross-border traders are facing challenges, it’s more hardships to our people.  We lost lives due to police brutality; it’s not something that we welcome. The issue of Itai Dzamara, the new government has done nothing to update the nation on the matter and it’s worrying.

“Mnangagwa is not fit for purpose, he has no depth to solve the current crisis. He was part of the government for the past 37 years and there is nothing new he can deliver. He is also failing to act on the issue of corruption.”

Chamisa said they were confident of being elected into office. .

Comments (12)

This presidential aspirant will receive the shock of his youthful life and that is DEFEAT by a reformed Zanupf , MDC used to compete well because of the Matebeleland vote and now after the soft coup on that ndebele girl (Dr Khupe) matebeleland wont be as generous as they used to be. Not many youths are registering to vote while ZANUPF have disciplined & loyal cadres.The people that chamisa leads are not disciplined as evidenced by their massive sexual engagements during the burial of MRT. Chamisa will miss it. Watch this space!

JEHU - 1 March 2018

Chamisa will certainly miss it because all he does is criticize ED with offering what he will do instead. Give us substance Chamisa you just can't hope to rise to the presidency riding on being critical without offering counter road map. Personally I am tired of cheap politics the Zimbabweans have suffered for too long we need tangible policies not HOGWASH!! Hamunawo tsitsi chokwadii ?

Mukariba - 2 March 2018

MDC has failed to run town councils for more than 10 years. How can this party expect to run a government? As an example Harare used to be called a sunshine city because it was well run those days. Now the MDC-run council can't even supply clean drinking water. There is cholera, typhoid etc. Money is being stolen by council executives, tenders given relatives and friends (eg Vista Technologies), land barons in the city and so on. Given this bad record, Nelson Chamisa must feel ashamed to blame ED's performance in his first 100 days in office.

Ndiani Ndiani - 2 March 2018

ED has done well in his first 100 days in office. Zimbabwe must have a zero tolerance policy on corruption and ED is focussed on making this happen. Cases on corruption have started to go before the courts. We need investors to feel confident that their money will not be stolen and this is what ED is trying to do. It will take time to get rid of corruption but the correct tone has been set at the top. Mr Chamisa must help to get rid of corruption in those MDC-run councils. Lead by example Mr Chamisa.

James Choto - 2 March 2018

In Chamisa Zimbabwe has a bright future. Its good to criticize first then one correct the failures. Chamisa is youthful and ED will face a hard time come election time. "watch the space" I wonder how people could expect a change in Mnangagwa who for the past 37 years was part of the system. Don't talk of failure to supply clean water when referring to only one or a few cities. Consider other towns and cities with clean water. People of Zimbabwe don't be blind folded by ED's talk. Free, fair and Credible elections will see MDC rising up to form a new Government that has a vision. We saw it in the GNU that MDC is "THE" party.

chirindamzaya - 2 March 2018

ED will be president for 5 years, then Chiwenga another 5 years. These two guys must be rewarded for getting rid of Mugabe when everyone was sitting on the fence. Chamisa or another aspiring president can wait for another 10 years. MDC is good as a pressure group but not as party to run a national government. They need to learn to deliver basic services first at council level before thinking about government.

Ndiani Ndiani - 2 March 2018

A country that was in the mud for more than twenty years cannot be cleaned in 100 days,give him another five years to clean/clear the mess.

widzo - 2 March 2018

A country that was in the mud for more than twenty years cannot be cleaned in 100 days,give him another five years to clean/clear the mess.

widzo - 2 March 2018

So far ED. has achieved 1 out of 10 only removing police at roadblocks.

Jola - 2 March 2018

Mugabe was the CEO of the Zmbabwe government and he monopolised all decision making. ED was just a manager in the government and so we cannot blame him for anything. Remember that Mugabe never allowed either of his deputies to go to UN, AU and SADCC meetings. He went 'mbune, himself'. This shows what a dictator he was. ED has achieved a lot in only 100 days

Ndiani Ndiani - 2 March 2018

Nelson Chamisa must tell us what he has done the last 100 days to alleviate the suffering of the common man in ZImbabwe ? While Zimbabweans were all celebrating the ouster of Mugabe and the G 40, Chamisa , Biti, Sullvan and Godwin were found seating in front of the US foreign relations senate committee making arguments to continue sanctions that hurt the same poor common man in Zimbabwe. How then to do cry of ED's purported failure when you on the other hand are campaigning for it. This is the deepest level of hypocrisy and deception. Have some integrity bro.

Order - 3 March 2018

Chamisa my foot ED is doing his level best for me his my president and u chamisa just because u want power u cant find anything good grow up young lad

kelvin - 4 March 2018

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