Big blow for Nelson Chamisa

HARARE - ZANU PF is mulling using its super majority in Parliament to effect a raft of constitutional amendments, including raising the minimum age for presidential aspirants from the current 40 years to 55, the Daily News can report.

Comments (12)

I think 45 will be fine. Add to that, some 15 or more years of recognisable service to humanity.

Mhofu Chaiyo - 16 August 2018

if they do that, ZANUPF will be proving to be more wicked than an evil party worse than satananist.

JJ - 16 August 2018

Zanu yaona kuti vechidiki vakangwarisa , mutemo uyo hatiude

zizi - 16 August 2018

this is not good must be @45 years ,wakadaro MDC yatofa zvachose dololo chaiyo ......Cry my beloved Zimbabwe

Nyathie 1 - 16 August 2018

That's a very noble idea intact must be mature and responsible persons...55 years and above to allow the young and energetic work for the country....

Munya Shumba - 16 August 2018

Ne circus yatiri kuona yepwere we need mature politicians to lead Zimbabwe.

L. Makombe - 16 August 2018

It would be a more sensible idea to put an age cap on presidents as well. 70 should be the retirement age after serving two terms only.

tatenda - 16 August 2018

I think 50 is more reasonable, and two terms for that will add up to 60, making it one of the best age limits for presidents

gore - 16 August 2018

this is not a low to Chamisa alone but to every young person who will aspire to be in politics for years to come. I believe reaching presidency in the highest level in politics and age doesn't matter. If the Americans have trusted T. Roosevelt (42 yrs), J.F Kennedy (43 yrs) and B. Obama (47 yrs) yet their economy is 500 times bigger than ours, why cant we have trust in our own young people. Roosevelt is the youngest president in history @ 42 but among his accomplishments he made the American Navy stronger, managed to keep low inflation and achieved good economic growth. My point is, young people can still make it in politics.

tazwa - 16 August 2018

Yea I think 55 years is better by being mature enough because some of the behaviours we see here by our opposition leadership don't demonstrate understanding of what is important for the country. For instance in a war there are some weapons you may not use no matter how angry you are because they do more harm than good and that's the same when it comes to opposition, you cant dangle 'economic sanctions' over your country men's heads knowing exactly that they will harm so much the same masses you claim to stand for. That's complete immaturity, cowardice and deceptive. We cant sacrifice our people that way. All these countries around us have opposition, however they do not fight dangerously that way but responsibly.

Moshe - 16 August 2018

The kleptocratic ZANU PF only thinks about protecting its looting privileges. They are not worried about developing the country and opening the democratic space. To hell with ZANU PF. One does not need to be 55 to be mature!

Francis Matapura - 16 August 2018

A dog act by a man who learnt from a constitutional thief ,that is the problem with one party states , tomorow they can change the rules to say you cannot call them dogs

mark Longhurst - 16 August 2018

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