Chamisa, a failed politician

Chamisa, a failed politician
Published: 06 September 2018 (211 Views)
The MDC Alliance leader, Nelson Chamisa has proved that he is a failed politician after he failed to win both the 2018 harmonised elections and the Concourt ruling where he challenged President Emmerson Mnangagwa's election victory.

There are characteristics that are associated with failed leaders. Normally leadership weaknesses are noted through lack of adaptability, little vision for the future, lack of accountability and poor communication skills among others. All these poor performances are synonymous with Chamisa's leadership qualities.

Real leaders produce results. Before he became the leader of MDC-Alliance, Chamisa was MDC-T Member of Parliament for Kuwadzana East constituency. During his tenure as a legislator, Chamisa proved his incompetency. In short, the Alliance leader failed to develop Kuwadzana East. They say, if you want to determine someone's leadership prowess, give them some responsibility and see what they do with it. In 15 years, Chamisa could not complete his project of constructing a library in his constituency. Honestly, can such a person be fit to lead a nation. How will the nation expect development under his leadership if he struggled to develop a mere constituency?

There are reports that they are members of the MDC Veterans Activist Association (VAA), who are calling for the removal of Chamisa from his post as the leader of MDC and replace him with Divine Mafa, a United States of America based MDC member. The VAA are accusing Chamisa for the dismal performance that led to their defeat during the July 30 harmonised elections.

Chamisa is being blamed for imposing candidates and intentionally side-lining popular candidates who were nominated by that party's supporters during primary elections. For instance, the MDC Alliance leader undemocratically imposed Vimbai Tsvangirai Java in Glen-View South and Joanna Mamombe in Harare West to contest as Members of Parliament against the will of party supporters.

Had it been that Chamisa was a democratic, visionary leader, he should have respected the will of the people. From those accusations, Chamisa can best be described as a dictator.

Chamisa should practise the 'one size fits all leadership style.' Best leaders are flexible in their approach. Only those leaders who can quickly recognise and adapt their methods to the situation at hand will be successful in the long haul. Good leadership needs one to surrender and not control; one to collaborate and not dictate.

Recently in Chitungwiza, Chamisa clashed with his councillors after the former imposed a mayoral candidate. Reports are that Chamisa imposed Councillor Gift Tsverere against the preferred former deputy mayor Councillor Goodwill Mushangwe for the mayoral post. This caused chaos and disgruntlement such that other MDC Councillors ended up voting for the much organised ruling party Councillors.

Furthermore, to confirm his incompetency and lack of leadership skills, Chamisa recently tweeted on his handle that, "Our next move is very crucial for Zimbabwe's future. Things must change. We are currently engaging Zimbabweans countrywide on steps ahead. We are ready to serve you. Tough decisions are about to be made. You decide, we abide. Your wish is our command. Your thoughts and ideas?"

Chamisa's utterances reveal his ultimate goal to cause mayhem as he promised during his election campaigns. There is nothing to consult his supporters on, as the havoc script is already there and he wants to gauge people's willingness to sacrifice themselves over his selfish quest to rule even though he lost the elections. Violence is never a solution to any problems. Remember, after Tendai Biti, one of the MDC Alliance principals fuelled illegal protests when he loosely said opposition supporters should defend their votes through protests, leading to the loss of six lives.
 
Chamisa should be reminded that, leaders who are not focused will fail themselves and their team. Leaders who also lack discipline will model the wrong behaviours and will certainly not prosper.

- Prosperity Mzila

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Mnangagwa speaks on Chamisa's office

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 194 Views

Zimbabwe, UK talks security cooperation

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 106 Views

Mnangagwa's new political order

by Keith Guzah | 26 September 2018 | 134 Views

Zanu-PF's Nduna urges court to dismiss poll case

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 112 Views

Killer bus driver denied bail

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 104 Views

PSL change calendar

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 69 Views

Chamisa's new office explained

by staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 105 Views

Soul Brothers billed for Intwasa as annual arts fiesta begins

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 52 Views

Industrialists troop to Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 70 Views

US ready to work with Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 72 Views

Online voting option for Zimbabwean in the Diaspora

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 60 Views

Bosso rope in fans to buy Prince Dube

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 69 Views

Minister raps DJ for playing national anthem only in Shona

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 37 Views

Oil prospects in Zimbabwe confirmed

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 91 Views

Cholera claims Apostolic sect bishop

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 83 Views

Bulawayo needs $1bn retooling package

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 43 Views

Dynamos fight to ease relegation worries

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 56 Views

Raza back after committing to Zimbabwe Cricket

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 49 Views

Nust students stage demo over buses

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 48 Views

Zanu-PF to establish policy think-tank

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 51 Views

Kwekwe councillors declare assets

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 24 Views

Chamisa supporter caged over post-election violence

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 30 Views

MDC Alliance councillor dragged to court for impregnating married woman

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 44 Views

Muzenda family waits on govt over Nkomo like statue request

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 32 Views

Soldiers appear in court over assault

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 42 Views

Fuel shortages ignite black market deals

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 28 Views

Bulawayo 'land baron' out on bail

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 24 Views

Zanu-PF youths running extortion scam

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 29 Views

Mnangagwa's Chamisa deal must be the start of political reforms

by Editorial - newsday | 26 September 2018 | 68 Views

US puts Mnangagwa on the spot

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 49 Views

Mnangagwa, Chamisa plan collapses

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 46 Views

Khupe slams MDC reunification

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 92 Views

Chamisa's MDC presidency challenged

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 107 Views

'Arrest corrupt MPs,' says Mliswa

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 34 Views

Fuel prices increase

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 35 Views

Zimbabwe cholera death toll shoots to 45

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 29 Views

Zimbabwe govt to adopt e-marking

by Staff reporter | 26 September 2018 | 29 Views

Politics of appeasement would not take us out of the woods at all

by Stephen Jakes | 26 September 2018 | 30 Views