Douglas Mwonzora, the President of the opposition party MDC, has made a bold promise to bring prosperity to Zimbabwe when he takes over as leader next year. Mwonzora, who has not yet run for election since becoming the leader of the MDC, stated that Zimbabweans can expect a better future under the MDC’s leadership.
“I know that there are many of us who are stressed regards what to spend on Christmas, because the money and resources are not there,” said Mwonzora. “Please take heart in the fact that the new government led by the MDC is coming. It is a social-democratic government that is going to bring prosperity and end the suffering of Zimbabweans, peace for the people of Zimbabwe.”
A high unemployment rate, poor working conditions, and low salaries have resigned many Zimbabweans to a subdued festive season. Mwonzora’s promise of prosperity is a hopeful message for a country that has been facing significant challenges.
Mwonzora was recently elected uncontested to represent the MDC at next year’s polls. He will stand against rival Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) president Nelson Chamisa and Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, who are the main contenders. It remains to be seen if Mwonzora can deliver on his promise of prosperity for Zimbabwe, but his words have given hope to many people in the country who are struggling to make ends meet.