Chamisa ends boycott of national events- says it’s now time to cast away the image of bastards in our own motherland


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Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa says his party will now attend all national events as it is now time to “cast away the image of bastards in our own motherland”.

“From now on, we will now be attending national events such as the national Independence Day, Heroes Day, Defence Forces day and other such national days,” he said in his first Road to Victory message.

“The time has come for us to cast away the image of bastards in our own motherland. These are national days that should not be needlessly politicized by a single political party.”

“As a leadership, we will be playing our part in carving out a new niche for our national politics and to give our despondent people a reason to hope again.

“We are not bastards in this country but we are patriots.

“We are a legitimate party represented in Parliament; a party running a sizeable number of our local authorities including the metropolitan provinces of Harare and Bulawayo.

“So we are a patriotic national party that deserves its space on the high table where the people’s business is transacted and where we celebrate nodal achievements by the sons and daughters of this land.

“From now on, we want am inclusive process in all national events.”

Full message below

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Road to Victory (R2V): Nelson Chamisa on Tuesday

1.The national Council and its deliberations

The national council on Friday noted and acknowledged the fact that the party had positively rebranded is renewing and has positively re-energized its base and its organs as testified by the continued affirmation and re-invigoration of its national strength and dominance.

The same council noted that the people’s party of excellence has re-affirmed itself as a revolutionary, democratic and patriotic movement ready to provide national leadership.

On Friday, 23 March 2018, the national council of the party sat and made far reaching decisions, some of them painful, as we enter the home-stretch to this year’s watershed plebiscite.

The shedding off of beloved comrades for undermining party organs and putting the party into disrepute was painful. These are colleagues who had stood resolute in the course of the democratic struggle in the country, only for them to misguidedly let off their guard.

 It was unfortunate that petty selfish interests got the better of our beloved colleagues at a time when Canaan was well within our sight.

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