US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols is a thug who risks being ordered to leave if he continues to engage in acts of undermining and funding disturbances in the country, a ZANU PF Politburo member has warned.
This was said by ZANU PF Acting Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Patrick Chinamasa during today’s ZANU PF Special Press Brief held at the Party PF Head Quarters in Harare.
Cde Chinamasa said the Zimbabwean leadership would not hesitate to evacuate Nichols reminding him that Zimbabwe was a sovereign nation.
“We remind the US Ambassador Mr Brian Nichols and his coterie of gangsters and mercenaries disguised as diplomats that it is high time they get to know that Zimbabwe is a sovereign Republic and full state under the Montevideo convention.
“If he (Nichols) continues to engage in acts of undermining this Republic, mobilizing and funding disturbances, coordinating violence and training insurgency, our leadership will not hesitate to give him marching orders,” he said.
Cde Chinamasa went on to tell Nichols not to act like a thug and that there was nothing special about him.
He further reminded Nichols that Zimbabwe was not an American Province.
“Diplomats should not behave like thugs. ZANU PF reminds Mr Nichols that he is not a super diplomat in this country. There are several diplomats that are seconded to this Republic from the African Union member countries and the world over.
“They have never masqueraded and pretended to be our prefects as Mr Nichols is doing. Zimbabwe is not one of the States or Provinces that makes the USA. We fought for this country to preserve it and protect it, not surrender it to those from whom we tirelessly fought for it. Never ever in our life time. Christopher Dell tried and the shoes proved too big for him. Don’t dare!” said a charging Cde Chinamasa.
The American Embassy has for long been defending and supporting the opposition MDC-A financially.
They Embassy has been accusing Government of fake abductions and encouraging Zimbabweans to go to the streets, then accuse the Government of abusing Human Rights.
The Zambian Government in 2019 dismissed former American Ambassador to Zambia, Daniel Foote over a diplomatic row, after he criticised the imprisonment of a gay couple something that was against the nation’s strict anti-homosexuality laws which the Zambian President said was “unbiblical and un-Christian,” further to liken it to bestiality.