Epworth legislator Ethrage Kureva, while addressing a rally in his constituency, said impeachment was one legal way the MDC party was certain will see Mnangagwa out of power before 2023.
“Among the processes we will be using to oust Mnangagwa out of office for his failure to deal with economic problems, which have seen the country go 18 hours without electricity daily, is impeachment and we are working with those in Zanu PF to ensure it’s successful,” Kureva said.
The MDC will need support from Zanu PF, which holds a two-thirds majority in Parliament.
“The impeachment strategy is also on the table and Zanu PF legislators are willing to come on board. They are also unhappy with the government and sad economic state of affairs. So as the MDC, we are looking to use the factions in the party to bring pressure on his doorstep,” an MDC insider told NewsDay.
MPs have only indicated they will join the push to oust Mnangagwa if they are sure he will go.
“We have to mount pressure from all corners, including occupying the streets to ensure Mnangagwa is removed from power before 2023. Hate me or like me, I will not rest until Nelson Chamisa is declared president of this country,” Sikhala declared.More on ZOOMZimbabwe… Talks will happen only when ‘young brother’ Chamisa comes knocking: Mangwana
MDC deputy chairperson Job Sikhala said the impeachment process alone would not succeed because Zanu PF.
He said mass demonstrations were coming in the face of high levels of poverty and collapse of social services.
“It is you and me who carry the responsibility and burden to liberate our country from the jaws of poverty, dictatorship and shortages. We have to act and act we will. We must not be scared of Zanu PFusing police and jails against political enemies. They arrested me, I am not scared, so you too should not be,” Sikhala told thousands of supporters.
Party chairperson Thabitha Khumalo called on supporters to brace for a bloodbath, saying it would not be easy to remove Mnangagwa.
“Mnangagwa is not a pair of shoes, he will not go easily. Shoes are easy to remove, but not Mnangagwa. He is a pangolin thief and hard-hearted man. He is not a cattle rustler. Demonstrating against him will result in loss of blood, but that should not scare us because blood is what waters the liberation movement and struggle,” she said.
Khumalo said the mass action and plots to remove Mnangagwa constitutionally would not stop unless there was dialogue, which will eventually lead to a transitional authority and peaceful elections.
“We went to the liberation war and lives were lost, but we eventually ended up having a negotiated settlement. The MDC will be happy to have dialogue and solve the questions of the day without the need to spill blood, but our love for peace will not stop our action to deliver the country from poverty, corruption and dictatorship,” she said.