How Zimbabweans Reacted to Fortune Chasi's Denial of Presidential Ambitions
Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Fortune Chasi yesterday responded to suggestions on Twitter that he’d make a good president for Zanu-PF in the 2023 elections, saying he has no interest in the presidency of the party.
My picture below has been used for a poster suggesting that I have ambitions beyond my current position. The suggestion has not originated from myself nor do I have such ambitions or intentions. My party has its procedures & I’m bound by & support the choices already made.
Whilst I respect every person’s views & opinions, I am of the strongest view that regard must be had to my own circumstances & as a party member. I have never expressed myself as such & have never contemplated such.
I consider it mischievous that a campaign poster can be created & circulated without consultations with me or my approval. Accordingly, I wish to to emphatically disassociate myself from the suggestions.
My party, ZANU PF, has specific constitutional provisions dealing with Presidential candidate selection. I am bound thereby. I support fully our President
His attempts to disassociate himself, however, ignited several tweets, polls and jokes of people with repeating the point that he’d be a better president than Emmerson Mnangagwa:
Some get the resources and squander. But, Chasi a oita zvinobatika. Chasi I simbi yebasa pic.twitter.com/L9NrswRSko
— ZIM Yaora (@PAmapara) March 10, 2019
One of the few ZANU Members with Clean and Bloodless Pair of Hands. You have my Vote Mr Chasi. pic.twitter.com/VGCg85gOBB
— L. Mukodza (@LukaMukodza) March 10, 2019
Twimbos: Chasi should challenge ED for presidency!
— Big💪🏽Shona🇿🇼Guy (@le_big_ash) March 10, 2019
Chasi must take over ZANU PF coz……. pic.twitter.com/p8Th8JCoGp
— Didier 🇿🇼 (@DidierNassa711) March 10, 2019
There is no story there. Zanu will choose its leaders using its processes. I doubt they will use window processes and Chasi is within his rights to serve or not to serve. pic.twitter.com/XizHixSW0M
— mmatigari (@matigary) March 9, 2019
Go for it Chasi don't be a coward pic.twitter.com/CsIRGc7PZr
— Mutiwechuma Makombe (@mutiwechuma) March 9, 2019
You twitterazzi have thrown him under the bus; you Mwonzorad him. Now he has to spend all his energy denying ambitions that are healthy to have. But he is alive and still nice. He interacts well with everyone hence why we say Chasi Chete Chete come 2023 kkkkkk
— Ceaphasi Mutubuki (@CeaphasiMutubu1) March 10, 2019