Zimbabwe News and Internet Radio

‘Nothing wrong in giving chiefs cars, but…’

MDC-T co-vice president and Kuwadzana MP, Nelson Chamisa
MDC-T co-vice president and Kuwadzana MP, Nelson Chamisa

His remarks come amid furore over President Robert Mugabe’s government’s move to buy the chiefs cars, with most complaining that it is a vote-buying gimmick.

But speaking at a rally in Chikomba recently, Chamisa said chiefs must be given their own budget.

“I heard some people complaining saying why did government give chiefs cars.

“There is nothing wrong about that. The problem is that when you are in a dessert you end up asking why someone received a drop of water but when you are in an ocean you will never ask that because you all have water,” he said.

“We are going to improve the lives of our traditional chiefs; we are going to allow chiefs to do their work independently without any interference from the government,” Chamisa promised.

“We want our chiefs to be given Zunde ramambo or King’s court so that they will be respected, they must be given their own budget and told not to interfere in politics, and they don’t belong to Zanu PF or MDC.

“Chiefs and their assistants must all be given cars you are going to see when we form the new government it will be easy to buy a car.

However, Chamisa seems to be contradicting with party spokesperson Obert Gutu who recently said that government should not give chiefs vehicles.

“Recently, the Zanu PF regime announced that it had purchased 226 Isuzu twin–cab vehicles for the 226 chiefs in Zimbabwe.

“The timing of this announcement obviously coincided with the dawn of the electioneering season in the country.

“It, thus, cannot escape scrutiny that there is a sinister and ulterior motive behind the Zanu PF regime’s decision to buy motor vehicles for chiefs at this juncture.

“At a time when the public health delivery system has virtually collapsed and when most of the country’s district hospitals do not even have an ambulance, one can easily conclude that the decision to buy these motor vehicles for the chiefs is nothing but a blatant vote–buying exercise by the desperate, crumbling and bankrupt Zanu PF regime.

“Chief Fortune Charumbira, the president of the Chiefs’ Council, was recently quoted openly calling upon chiefs to campaign for Zanu PF in the forthcoming election because the Zanu PF regime had bought them cars.” Daily News

  • and you MDC pliz lets take the country.the gate is open see

  • Wasting time on useless issues….political immatured person..cant see that ZanuPf is already 1000 steps ahead .

    • Is u who is immature. U hv to invest in rural votes by having good relationship with chiefs. Mdc has bn failing to get rural votes. Good move chamisa. U can’t fight chiefs and expect to win rural votes

    • Your name tells it all Asshole Fucker

    • Your name tells it all Asshole Fucker

    • @dumi…so kurumbidza zvaitwa nevamwe vebato tamunofamira kukwikwidza is a good strategy mu MDCT which is still to come up with a election manifest…

    • When the military grt rid of the current problem..vendors r next.

  • Chamisa is now confused and greedy.Just goes to show that if ever he is voted into power he will steal public funds to buy cars and houses for himself to look “respectable”he is an arrogant boy ,i no longer have any respect or admiration for him

    • Hei my brother chamisa is correct. We are going for elections. U seem to be born free who dont under rural politics. Even Ian smith knew power or influence of chiefs when it comes to elections. Do you think the president is stupid whn he invest a lot in chiefs and mapositori. Elections are not won pa Facebook.

    • He just knows we’re his bread is buttered. How will MDC get votes in rural areas without chiefs

    • Tel him Jean Mapulanga.

    • uri Chikanga zveshuwa

    • uri Chikanga zveshuwa

    • Kkkkkk Chamisa is also a very very Rude boy with no respect.

    • Kkkkkk Chamisa is also a very very Rude boy with no respect.

    • Kkkkkk Chamisa is also a very very Rude boy with no respect.

    • Coz u are from the other camp

    • Wakazvarwa ukakurira kusina respect
      You can’t have it for VP chamisa

  • Chimbomirai izvozvi tirikuda kusunungura nyika

    • Taura hako Cilla, busy nezvinhu zvisingapedze nzara, vanhu avaa nxaa!!!

  • They must be rotated.Humambo ngaurege kuva hwemuri imwe.Hapana munhu akazvarwa akabata nyika.That way we will teach vari kumaruwa democracy and share wealth

    • KuZumbabwe hakuna izvozvo,ends kumusha kwako kumalawi ndokwamunoita mahumbwe iwayo

    • Chieftainship is different from politics domhokirasi, Phiri uri wepi iwe uri Nyasaland nyarara

    • Chieftainship is being abused by people who know they will rule forever

  • Really now?? When our hospitals are struggling to get even a painkiller?

  • Chatisingadi kumbunyikidza kodzero dzevanhu kupiwa mota hakuna problem vasiye tsika yavo yokumisa vanhu mumutsetse nema numbers

  • Hahahahaha Dr Nero yamakutaura ndeipi iyi

  • THAT WAS VERY WRONG, KUVAPA MASIMBA EKUTI VAMANIKIDZE VANHU KUENDA KUMISANGANO , NEKUUDZA VANHU KUTI ANENGE ASINA KUVHOTERA ZANU PF AZIVE KWEKUENDA ,CHAKANAKA CHII IPAPO ?

  • FUTURE PRESIDENT

  • Yeah tru and hazviwinnise Zanu PF on 2018. Munhu wese akuziva nhamo

  • Chamisa when we need you now to speak more on things of importance you spend time going on and on about local governance. Yes ine basa but where are you standing when it comes to next year i dont see you nelson rising to the occasion you are falling short and it hurts because i was rooting for you

  • Chamisa when we need you now to speak more on things of importance you spend time going on and on about local governance. Yes ine basa but where are you standing when it comes to next year i dont see you nelson rising to the occasion you are falling short and it hurts because i was rooting for you

  • Unopenga iwe chamisa wakafanana ne g40

  • Unopenga iwe chamisa wakafanana ne g40

  • I think this this must be done with, I heard kumaruwa varikuripisa vanenge vatadza kubadhara sch fees, vanoiwana kupi mbudzi ivo vashaya fees yacho. pasi nehumambo

  • I think this this must be done with, I heard kumaruwa varikuripisa vanenge vatadza kubadhara sch fees, vanoiwana kupi mbudzi ivo vashaya fees yacho. pasi nehumambo

  • I agree

    • Blaz, these cars are for vote buying. And more so we have more pressing issues than giving chiefs isuzu kb..

    • Cars are ok. The problem is timing and purpose. Where iam working chiefs and their offices have govt service vehicles. Its good for chiefs to have transport so they can serve their subjects effectively.

  • Chamisa ndofunga aakudawo huvice president

  • but why ahead of theelections

  • haaa chamisa itan mushe

  • Not on D’s economy

  • Not on D’s economy

  • Not on D’s economy

  • dont agree

  • Always knew this clown is a moron lol

  • It’s a culculative move as an mp if he decided to go in those areas they will atleast welcome here undercover 😂

  • It’s a culculative move as an mp if he decided to go in those areas they will atleast welcome here undercover 😂

  • It’s a culculative move as an mp if he decided to go in those areas they will atleast welcome here undercover 😂

  • He is corrupt. Some how, he benefits frm th scheme

  • He is corrupt. Some how, he benefits frm th scheme

  • isnt his father a chief?

  • Ko kutanga tatenga mishonga muzvipatara vanhu varapwe vapore tozoona zverespect yacivil servant asisina fixed pay day tozoita zvachief. Respect uchitonga vanhu vanenzara. Chamisa wake up and see the real Zimbabwe please.

    • Hapachina wake up apa too late Chiwenga kwakumberi

  • Chamis are you the son of a chief ??

  • Maybe but times is wrong

  • Chamisa achatinetsa uyu paamire chaipo these days hapanzwisisike dont vote him 2018

  • Already showing signs of corruption

  • APA arashika zvamuchose

  • Mota dzei in the first place ma hospitals asina mishonga mari yakatenga mota yaigona kushandiswa zvimwe zvino batsira nyika and why vakupuwa takuenda kuma election wake up Chamisa