MDC’s disrespect of women disgusts Zanu-PF

Retired Colonel George Nare

Retired Colonel George Nare

Mashudu Netsianda and Nqobile Tshili, Chronicle Reporters
ZANU-PF yesterday slammed the MDC Alliance for disrespecting women at every turn saying the electorate must not vote for the coalition in the forthcoming elections.

Addressing hundreds of party supporters at two separate rallies in Bulawayo’s Old Pumula and Njube suburbs yesterday, Zanu-PF Director in the Commissariat, Retired Colonel George Nare said MDC Alliance’s tendency of disrespecting women is unacceptable and disgusting.

He was referring to last week’s incident during which rowdy MDC Alliance supporters labelled the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Justice Priscilla Chigumba “a prostitute” after she refused to give in to their demands ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections.

In May this year, MDC-T rival leader Dr Thokozani Khupe was subjected to the same insults by youths aligned to MDC Alliance presidential candidate, Mr Nelson Chamisa outside the Supreme Court in Harare.  They called her “a prostitute” for calling for a congress to choose the legitimate MDC-T leader following the death of Mr Morgan Tsvangirai in February.

The unruly youths have also abused another MDC-T politician, Ms Jessie Majome, who had complained over the imposition of a candidate in her constituency and demanded a primary election. Ms Majome is now standing as an independent candidate in Harare West.

“The electorate should reject power hungry MDC Alliance which has resorted to calling women in power prostitutes for not bowing to unnecessary pressure. You should not elect into power a party that does show any form of respect for women,” said Cde Nare.

MDC-T chairperson for the Chamisa camp, Mr Morgen Komichi defended the vulgar language directed at Justice Chigumba by MDC Alliance youths, arguing that she was “very pompous and arrogant.”

Cde Nare said the offensive language used against Justice Chigumba was unacceptable and uncalled for.

“They went to Zec offices to insult Justice Chigumba, a renowned High Court Judge and lawyer, hurling insults calling her a prostitute. Are these the people who want to rule the country yet they fail to respect a woman, another man’s wife? Telling her that she is a prostitute simply because they just want to rule,” he said.

“They chased (Dr) Khupe from the party and now they are running towards Zec calling Mai Chigumba a prostitute,” said Rtd Col Nare.

He said Zimbabweans deserve leaders who understand and respect women.

“We deserve a lot better than Chamisa and company who don’t respect women,” said Cde Nare.

He urged the electorate to vote for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying he is a tried and tested leader whose track record is traceable.

Rtd Col Nare said Zanu-PF under the leadership of former President Mr Robert Mugabe had lost the plot with corruption and looting being the order of the day.

He said the previous regime under the leadership of Mr Mugabe used illegal sanctions as a scapegoat for mismanaging the country’s economy and fuelling corruption.

“Indeed sanctions had a bearing on the country’s economy but the collapse of the country’s economy was a direct result of corruption. Corruption is like cancer, it does not make any noise but it will be eating you silently,” he said.

Rtd Col Nare attributed the closure of industries in Bulawayo to corruption and greed by some individuals.

Turning to Operation Restore Legacy, Rtd Col Nare said the Zimbabwe Defence Forces launched the campaign after realising that Zanu-PF had turned against the aspirations of the people.

He said President Mnangagwa was correcting the wrongs that Mr Mugabe had made.

“The army generals noted that what was happening was not a reflection of what they fought for. As war veterans we fought to liberate the country both politically and economically but sadly, some selfish individuals wanted to reverse the gains of our independence through greed hence Operation Restore Legacy was launched last year in November,” he said.

Cde Nare said under the new dispensation, the Government is committed to serving the interests of its people.

“When people choose you to lead them, you should be a man or woman of integrity with true leadership qualities,” he said.

“We don’t want thieves to lead us.  The leadership of Cde Mnangagwa is a tried and tested leadership. He went to war, he was a Cabinet Minister, and ended up being a Vice President.”

He said President Mnangagwa is at the forefront of implementing devolution. Cde Nare urged Zimbabweans to unite regardless of political differences.

“We are one Zimbabwe and it is important for us to unite and work together as one people despite political differences,” he said.

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  • Mumzee

    Chamisa has no regard for us as if he fell from heaven and was never born of a woman , he is not worthy it all

    • Legion

      Kkkkkk straight outta heaven semunhu wamwari , isnt it he claims to be a pastor

      • Jotham

        He’s fake pastor that one. Our one and only youthful and excitable Pinnochio!!!

        • Mad Hatter

          And you know this how? Are you a profit (prophet)?

        • Mthwakazi ongagobiyo

          At least Chamisa has no blood dripping in his hands. He never lynched, dismembered,disembowelled anyone in his life, Was Chamisa part of Gukurahundi led by ED Mnangagwa,Shiri,Chiwenga, a bing NO. Its better to have a Macron of Zimbabwe than have an Idi Amini(Mnangagwa) to be our president.

          • Mukwirivindi WaMazungunye

            Who did Ed kill? Ed was never army commander. But how many
            people did Lobengula kill in Mashonaland, just for greedy. Lobengula was
            not pursuing dissidents, just killing. My grandfather’s 9 year old twin
            brothers were speared to death by Lobengula when they were found
            herding cattle. Their teenage sister was taken away after witnessing the
            gruesome murder of her brothers. Till today as I write we do not know
            her fate. So you think we are fools when we dont talk about it, or you
            think these killed were not humans. Please please let us be careful of
            what we say. Lets you bite more than you can chew

    • Mad Hatter

      And you would know this how that he is not born of a woman? Are you related to him?

  • Stonyeni

    Very true , for Mugabe the state was just a vihicle for smart criminal activities

    • Mad Hatter

      Whats the difference now.

  • Public enemy

    I also feel the same, munangagwa knows the blunders that the mugabe regime made which brought the nation to this state so he is the he very person who can undo this unlike someone who wants to experiment at this critical time at the expense of the economy again, hayi!

    • Mad Hatter

      If it took him 38 years to realize those mistakes then he is not fit to lead.

  • Jones

    Being in the mugabe regime Isnt the reason why we shld credit ed noo, because the Old regime did us no gd but he shld be credited fo his work so far he is very competent and he condemned the old regime systems

    • Mad Hatter

      Ed and Robert are a 6 and a 9. The only difference is the 9 done a coup and now desperately need legitimacy.

  • Sammwa

    What about all the women ZANU Pfeff left stranded sleeping outside banks in the cold with no blankets or anything to eat because they failed to run the economy ? What about all the women suffering because of their incompetence and greed ? What about women like Linda Masarira who were mistreated ? Was ED not a part of all this ? People are so easily brainwashed it’s unbelievable. These are the same people that believed fuel came out of a rock and were impressed…. Shame…CCC ALL THE WAY

    • Nothiwani Ntuli

      Angithi your unpatriotic, immature and excitable leaders in the opposition camp begged for sanctions? Vuka ndoda.

      • Mad Hatter

        Ulamanga Ndoda. Your so called Patriotic mature leaders milked the the country’s reserves of currency lining up their own pockets. Nothing to do with Sanctions. Just selfish people enriching themselves at the expense of the people. You really think people are stupid don’t you?

    • Mad Hatter

      Nare is just babbling.Did Chamisa call anyone a Prostitute? What about Tabitha Khumalo? The lady was insulted by Zanu pf cadres on many occasions. Then the silly statement which we all know is not true. “The Army Generals what was happenning was not a reflection of what they fought for” nonsense they realized that they were getting purged. ” We don’t want thieves to lead us” Who is leading us now. Theives.

  • Chikandamazeko

    Enough is Enough ED must Go , the economy is failing day and night , how long shall he run with begging basket , he cabinet is full of thieves , begging for thieves to enjoy ; We need Leader with Vision , Chamisa is the way out ;

    • Mukwirivindi WaMazungunye

      How do you know Chamisa will no steal for his family and cronies??

      • Dumi

        How do you know he will.

  • Gus

    MDC has our votes

  • Bee

    ungenzwa umuntu esithi phambili leZanu PF uyisthutha njengomfazi wenyanga othi Khulu endodeni yakhe

  • Ndlela Zimhlophe

    Do u forget that ZANU has no respect for human life, where are the 20,000 Ndebele people that were killed by Zanu that respects women. The Ndebele women raped, who had their stomachs ripped and babies falling by the same ZANU led by EDiot and his uncle Mgabe. We don’t forget wena nja Nare

    • Mukwirivindi WaMazungunye

      I hope you do not include dissidents in your counting. But how many people did Lobengula kill in Mashonaland, just for greedy. Lobengula was not pursuing dissidents, just killing. My grandfather’s 9 year old twin brothers were speared to death by Lobengula when they were found herding cattle. Their teenage sister was taken away after witnessing the gruesome murder of her brothers. Till today as I write we do not know her fate. So you think we are fools when we dont talk about it, or you think these killed were not humans. Please please let us be careful of what we say. Lets you bite more than you can chew

      • Dumi

        Ulamanga. Lobengula died 125 years ago and you Grandfathers twin was 9? You are a liar.

  • musa

    another man’s wife? she is a divorcee & is allegedly sleeping with another WOMAN’s husband. zany pf should shut up when it comes to respect of rights, let’s have a clean organisation calling out mdc not zany pf. talk about logs in eyes and living in glass houses.

  • Major Musango

    Bullshit … Grow Up!

  • Takesure Zvazviri

    Many countries are now addressing gender inequality issue and its pathetic for MDC that they do not consider a woman as fit to be a leader the reason why they did not appoint Khupe as their leader and opted for Chamisa. Leave Chigumba alone and stop calling her all sorts of names.