By Staff Reporter|In a recent tweet, award-winning journalist Hopewell Chin’ono has claimed that Zimbabwe’s ruling party, ZANU-PF, is on the ropes. According to Chin’ono, the party is resorting to desperate measures to maintain its grip on power, including banning opposition rallies, paying slay queens to smear opposition politicians, and posting doctored images and audios.
Chin’ono’s tweet has sparked a fierce debate among Zimbabweans, with many questioning the tactics being used by the ruling party. Some have even suggested that ZANU-PF’s actions are a sign of weakness and desperation, rather than strength and confidence.
In recent years, Zimbabwe has faced widespread political unrest and economic hardship, with many blaming the country’s problems on the ruling party. Despite this, ZANU-PF has managed to maintain its grip on power, largely due to its control of the country’s security forces and media.
However, as Chin’ono suggests, there are signs that the party’s grip on power may be weakening. With elections looming, opposition parties are becoming more vocal and more organized, and there are signs of growing discontent among ordinary Zimbabweans.
Chin’ono’s tweet has been widely shared on social media, with many Zimbabweans expressing their support for his message. Some have called on the opposition to take advantage of ZANU-PF’s weakness and mount a serious challenge to the ruling party, while others have suggested that the time has come for Zimbabweans to take to the streets and demand change.
Whatever happens, it is clear that Zimbabwe’s political landscape is in flux, and the country is facing an uncertain future. As Chin’ono notes, it will be voter action, not wishes, that will ultimately determine the fate of ZANU-PF and the future of Zimbabwe.