Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has declared that the party will not stop chanting the slogan Ngaapinde Hake Mukomana because it was their constitutional right to do so.
Speaking after the granting of bail to the 26 party members who were arrested on January 13, Mahere said it was not a crime to chant the slogan.
“The Magistrate found that the #Budiriro26 were not violent and the meeting was at a private place. Their only crime was to say “Ngaapinde hake mukomana”. As the CCC, we won’t stop saying “Ngaapinde hake mukomana!” It’s our constitutional right to do so. We need new leaders,” said Mahere
The slogan loosely translated means ‘let the young man take over’ referring to CCC leader Nelson Chamisa
The Ngaapinde Hake Mukomana is a citizen-driven mantra that became popular among opposition supporters in support of Chamisa’s candidature for 2023 presidential elections.