THE MDC-T Member of Parliament for Bulawayo South Eddie Cross has insinuated that he favors Nelson Chamisa as the rightful leader of Zimbabwe. In a live joint broadcast Monday night, on CapiTalk FM and StarFM, the seasoned agriculturalist cum politician says a younger generation has the nation at heart.
By John Arufandika
“As the older generation we need to get out of the way. What we can offer the younger generation is experience but our experience has been disastrous,” said Cross.
He poured cold water on the current Vice President Constatino Chiwenga highlighting that he is an old and tired horse.
“I do not see people like Obert Mpofu and Vice President Chiwenga doing anything,” lamented the Bulawayo South legislator.
Cross also mentioned the younger generation is required to point the country towards economic prosperity whether it is Zanu-PF or MDC-T.
“Zimbabwe does not necessarily need a change in government, it needs a change in generation.”
In line with what he called generational renewal Cross put it on table that he is stepping down to pave way for younger leaders.
“I am stepping down because I have served my 10 years and I am now passing onto someone young and fresh.”
Cross added he is a rare breed of white people who fought for black rights during the colonial era.
“I am a different white person, I fought for black rights, detained by Smith and Mugabe even invited me to join the liberation struggle but declined as I couldn’t use a gun because of my Christian beliefs.”
The live StarFM/CapiTalk FM debate pitted three politicians namely Eddie Cross (MDC-T), Tafadzwa Mugwadi (Zanu-PF) and Rufaro Kaseke (Independent) and was hosted by Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa.