ZANU PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has questioned why MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is not acting on sanctions considering his easy access to United States president Donald Trump, at least according to his claims.
In an interview with This Morning Post on Monday, Khaya Moyo said if indeed Chamisa was well placed to interact with Trump, he must call for the removal of ‘illegal sanctions’.
“What is stopping him from calling the US about sanctions, sanctions are illegal and they should be removed as a matter of emergency,” said Khaya Moyo.
Addressing a packed Chisamba stadium over the weekend, Chamisa told his supporters that Trump was only ‘ a phone call away’ and once he assumes power he can simply call him for aid.
“I can see change. I can see new towns and cities. Those things only come through dialogue. I told you sometime back that it is not a problem for us to engage President Trump.
“It’s a matter of picking the phone and tell him; ‘Mr Trump our agenda is to save people of Zimbabwe.’ It (crisis) will be over,” said Chamisa.
This is not the first time that the opposition leader has claimed to have a close liason with the US’ first citizen.
“We met Trump and he asked us gentlemen how much do you want to revive the Zimbabwean economy and we told him that we need 15 billion,” said Chamisa prior to the 2018 harmonised elections.
Chamisa later reneged on his statement during an interview with Stephen Sackur of BBC Hard Talk.
Political analyst and ZANU PF youth activist from Midlands province John Muchenje said that Chamisa must desist from peddling lies to the nation.
“Few days ago Nelson Chamisa said he was also being affected by sanctions which he and his MDC-A went to beg for, Zimbabweans do not need a childish leader, we need a mature leader just like President Mnangagwa, why would one claim that he is only a phone call away from Trump and yet he does not act,” said Muchenje.
Zimbabwe was slapped with more sanctions by the United States of America.