How Zimbabweans Reacted To Maridadi Appointment

4 years agoThu, 04 Apr 2019 08:49:55 GMT
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How Zimbabweans Reacted To Maridadi Appointment

Following President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s appointment of former MDC legislator for Mabvuku-Tafara, James Maridadi as ambassador-designate, varying views have surfaced. Some whispered, shouted whilst some took to social media to express their views. Below are some of sheer volumes comments flooding social media.

One twitter account under the name Cde Jecha Guerrilla said:

MDC should exercise due diligence. Its mind boggling how James Maridadi,Eric Knight,Ezra Sibanda etc rose through the ranks to be MP candidates.

Fly-by night politicians MUST not be entertained in leadership roles.

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Responding to the above post, one user queried:

Why did they kick out James Maridadi in first place he was doing far much better than most mdc MPS. Mamudzinga munoda kuti arambe akagara yet Chamisa was and still in business with Mugabe but you ignore it munopenga

A Debra & Fox twitter account questioned:

So @james_maridadi as MDC we do not recognize this whole Presidium; have you considered all this before accepting this role as ambassador? Where is your allegiance then? please do not hide with us the Citizens. Patriotism your foot but self-interest first? We will see how it ends.

A response by one Chirandu to questions above reads:

We knew when he didn’t remove his candidature last elections that he was no longer for the MDC

Cde Never Maswerasei sounded intrigued. The handle @CdeNMaswerasei posted:

Dear Zimbabwe: The appointment of James Maridadi to being an ambassador is a demonstration of the effectiveness of NON-CONFRONTATIONAL politics. I am yet2come across an opposition leader whose Parly debates were as EFFECTIVE & DOWN TO EARTH as James. It’s NOT about making noise.

Some demanded answers from the MDC authorities. An twitter handle which goes by the name Muyera Chirandu @bsamadonhora posted:

President @nelsonchamisa what is your take on this appointment!!! was @james_maridadi sanctioned or allowed by the party to accept this appointment??

@Admryr was quick to respond. The handle’s post read:

The service to Zim and it’s people should come first patriotism over “partyotism”, these diplomats serve us all regardless of party affiliations.

Some comments question the appointment. They argue that ZANU PF has many members so why Maridadi of all the people. Some have alleged that Maridadi is a ZANU PF agent, some claiming that the appointment was well deserved.

Following comments fall under the categories mentioned above.

Abbey (@Abbey263) said:

There are some people pretending to be fighting the system yet they just want to be in the system. This is the time to identify them, unconditionally and unapologetically expel them, they are still amongst the leadership of the democratic movement.

Susan@Susan02973246 Replying to @cdesetfree said: 

My question is, is James Maridadi Zanu PF? Was he infiltrating MDC? I think he is Zanu PF and was Zanu PF. He was just infiltrating MDC. Why would Mnangagwa give a job to an MDC member and yet there’s a lot Of Zanu PF people looking for work. He was a project. Am just saying

The post attracted Jabu Ka Mangena@JabuKaMangena‘s response which read:

Interesting questions there, could it be @edmnangagwa saw @james_maridadi for who he is a true patriot who puts first? His engagement in parly showed a maturity and ability to communicate that will make him a great ambassador. Do you agree?

Adv. Tadiwanashe Maramba Snr said:

This is madness, to say the least, he has every right to shift goalposts if he feels like it.

However, Edson chivasa (@EdsonChivasa) has a varying view:

Mwonzora ndiko anogona kuenda nako. Why being seconded nanaTaxi Driver O vet. Fish is smelling too loud to me. He just need to be purged before Congress ateere vanaKhupe vake aite replacement yaRiii.

Other posts commended the appointment.


Meanwhile, some think he is being rewarded for being either a state secret agent or ZANU PF secret member.


Kuwadzana 4 (@Kuwadzana4) said:

Unfortunately zanupf appoints on partisan basis

Tedmore Mauwa@TedmoreMauwa posted:

Let me salute you for getting access to some highly confidential information. It must have been leaked through Zanu officials. I m happy for James Maridadi. I honestly think that he will do his job very well.




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