Davis Laque Profile picture
May 28, 2020 10 tweets 8 min read Read on X
1] A few things stood out for me as i was going through Pres Adv Chamisa's changes to his tool box.

Tools tell a lot about the carpenter.
More so when he was previously working with some rusty tools that belonged to the former carpenter.

I hope they will be useful to him.
2] In the appointments, Chamisa made some strong political statements.

Councilor #IanMakoni, MRT's Best Friend, husband to former #MDCTreasurer, & party stalwart Madam TM is now #Sec4Election.

Those who've followed the #Mwonzora fights understand my point.

Interesting pick.
3] Then there's #DavidChimhinhi, the past immediate #MDC-T 2014 #Manicaland Provincial Chair.

Mr Chimhini has replaced @JamesonTimba as Deputy SG.

In light of the #Mwonzora fights, and all the theories that followed, this is a interesting political statement by #Chamisa.
4] On @JMafume, truth be told, i found him effective as Party Spokes.

To date, he still represents the party at different debates & so forth.

Very articulate and smart

He can hold his own.

Now he's Dep Sec for Local Gov & Rural Dev.

Because he is a councilor, it makes sense.
5] Then theres #HappymoreChidziva.

The past immediate #MDC-T 2014 #YouthChair.

He has been moved to #RuralMobilization.

Chidziva is a tireless footsoldier.

Bvondo was a workhorse during the 2018 #campaign.

He will need all that and a lot more.

Very very key portfolio.
6] Then there's @JamesonTimba, new #Sec4PresidentialAffairs, #Komichi.

Was once MRT's Elections Manager & Min in PM's Office.

He was instrumental in crafting the #MDC-A #Agreement & consequently, articulates #MDC-A issues better than all.

He's #calm,#collected & #convincing.
7] You honestly need someone like Timba in your office.

Very technical and sound.

Now, the Makonis, Chimhinhis & Bvondos will need to deliver.

They occupy very very key portfolios.

I shall not comment about all the changes. Maybe later on.

Now,i saved the best for last...
8] Heartfelt congratulations to sisi @advocatemahere

She's an authority on these streets & a respected Lawyer.

Now she finds herself as probably the first #female #Spokesperson of a major party in Zim.

Unlike the Jojis and the SK Moyos, she won't be a dry #propagandists.
9] Under @advocatemahere, we are unlikely to hear the tired stories of yesteryears.

Fadzi doesn't have the burden of MDC splits and rancor.

The MDC Communications under her, will be policy inclined.

Young voters want to talk about today issues.

Fadzie will deliver
10] I honestly hoped this thread would be short.

But I'm sure I've shared my thoughts effectively.

Congrats to the new appointments, all of them.

Zimbabwe needs a robust & effective Opposition.

Behold the new!
May it deliver.
May the tools be useful to the carpenter.


• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Davis Laque

Davis Laque Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @Laque_davis

Apr 2
1. Admittedly, when I first read the "structured currency" headline, I thought the Harare regime was taking its "structures" propaganda too far.

With the benefit of more research on the topic, I'm now totally convinced the Harare regime is indeed taking its propaganda too far. Image
2. By definition, a structured currency is "structured" in that it's supposedly backed by both mineral reserves (in our case gold) and trust in government's monetory policies & regulations.

Unfortunately, no one believes any of the two are present in our existing circumstances.
3. Part of why all previous gimmicks have failed is a trust deficit.

Even if the government opts to accuse commentators of being alarmists, causing panick and despondency, no one can be faulted for rushing to withdraw their forex savings if we have learned anything from history.
Read 7 tweets
Jan 21
1. Imagine trying to make sense of how some 4 gentlemen in Bulawayo can randomly claim, 'we have recalled Amos Chibaya, he has ceased being a member of CCC'.

Outside the influence of social media, many only know about #CCC because of the efforts of this indefatigable organizer. Image
2. Propaganda has to make some sort of sense.

Even where some decide to hide behind the claim of "a traceable history in the struggle," Chibaya would make the mark.

A devoted organizer during the times of Tsvangirai & even more so, during the times of Chamisa under the MDC-A.
3. For the successive elections between 2018-2023, it's a mystery how Chibaya found the passion to abandon the comfort of his home and the herculean energy to traverse the country, organizing the Opp for electoral triumph.

Chibaya is very much unheralded & doesn't seem to care.
Read 5 tweets
Jan 19
1. So, a group of at least 25 individuals have decided to join nonexistent forces under the otherwise much heralded #NERA banner to push for electoral reforms.

It's difficult to even identify them as political leaders because they don't represent any political constituency. Image
2. If you review the outcome of the controversial 2023 election, these people combined had fewer votes than the Councilors who won your ward election.

Many of them have never even bothered to field candidates in successive elections but only pop up whenever they sense a need.
3. If you were to profile them, there is one Lucia Matibenga, masquerading as PDP President.

Her "party" never contests.
She only temporarily enjoyed limelight under PDP when Sen Mwonzora brought her as his MDC-A partner before they connived to recall MPs elected under Chamisa.
Read 10 tweets
Dec 14, 2023
1. Interesting comment on this unfolding drama by Prof Ncube.

I, however, can't help recognize the continued conflation of politics & law, which I've previously written about, regarding the formation of CCC party from MDC-A.

It's quite strange that BaNcube does the same here.
2. I take notice of @Welshman_Ncube choice of words here.

He says: MDC-A party's "...National Council resolved to reconstitute itself as CCC..."

By definition, when you "reconstitute," you simply restore or build up again, using remaining parts of whatever has been destroyed.
@Welshman_Ncube 3. However, it was a legal nulity not only for MDC-A to 'reconstitute' itself but to even meet & make legally binding resolutions to begin with.

In 2020, Justice Chitapi ruled that the MDC-A party wasn't a legal persona, effectively meaning it wasn't a legally constituted party.
Read 12 tweets
Dec 3, 2023
1. Some interesting revelations from the Tshabangu interview by Mhlanga.

It's better to keep people guessing than to come out & publicly expose yourself beyond doubt

On his own admission, he was skeptical about this interview, & he was right.

Agreeing to it was stupid bravery. Image
2. One must applaud Mhlanga for his confrontational approach to interview.

He seldom tolerates long winding responses, unrelated to the asked question(s), in the name of "giving the guest time to respond."

In fact it was his grilling style that saw hats flying in all directions Image
3. There are also a lot of ridiculous contradictions.

Clearly, Tshabangu & his handlers are using the very same "strategic ambiguity" and "structureless structure" approach.

For now, save for a few mentioned names, Tshabangu claims to have the backing of unnamed "42 others."
Read 16 tweets
Dec 1, 2023
1. We need to accept that we've seen enough to conclude we've no justice system in Zimbabwe.

Perhaps it's time to totally (temporarily) abandon seeking judicial recourse, particularly around political issues

Why continue subjecting ourselves to the wig wearing ZanuPF activists!
2. Let me rationalize this personal view:

Firstly, we are simply patronizing the generality of the citizens by arguing that going to these "captured courts" is an important academic exercise that exposes judicial capture.

What has been the consequence of exposing this capture?
3. ZanuPF's reaction to the damning SADC Observer Mission report is evidence enough that they don't react to "embarrassment" by showing restraint.

ZanuPF chose rather to burn SADC through an unprecedented propaganda offensive and direct confrontation with the Zambia government.
Read 10 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us!