Citizens Coalition for Change leader Nelson Chamisa this morning moved in to quell a war of words between rival camps in the opposition.
Fellow Citizens, Brothers & Sisters a lot has happened, this is not the time to trade barbs and fight each other,” Chamisa said in a Tweet.
“We give oppressors oxygen and a lifeline. Let’s fix our eyes on the prize. We must win change for everyone. Let there be peace & love! We’re #OnePeople Zimbabwe!”
The war erupted at the weekend when influential journalist Hopewell Chin’ono called the opposition “dead as a dodo”, apparently because of failure to heed his advice or take strong anti-Government stance.
Chin’ono’s sentiments are believed to mirror a militant section of the opposition represented by jailed Zengeza West MP, Job Sikhala.
Many of opposition supporters, however, were left fuming at Chin’ono as they construed his comment as a personal attack on Chamisa.
Outspoken activist Makomborero Harizivishe likened Chin’ono to a dog.
David Coltart, a senior figure in the opposition, urged calm.
However, many activists were inconsolable.
Meanwhile, controversial blogger Edmund Kudzayi waded into the debate and cynically chided Chamisa for failure to protect him and exiled politician Jonathan Moyo when they were under attack from the legion of CCC supporters on social media.