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People’s President: Zim leader roasted for getting Raila’s title wrong

By MWENDE KASUJJA February 20th, 2018 2 min read

Zimbabwe’s acting opposition leader Nelson Chamisa is the latest victim of KOT’s wrath.

The Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) acting president touched raw nerves after he referred to Nasa leader Raila Odinga as ‘mzee’.

Mr Chamisa, who welcomed Mr Odinga on arrival at Robert Mugabe International Airport tweeted; “At the Airport to welcome President MT’s Friend Kenya’s Mzee Raila Odinga. Mzee will be paying his last respects to his dear Friend.”

Raila is in Zimbabwe for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai who succumbed to cancer at a South African hospital.

The tweet elicited hundreds of sharp reactions with some Kenyans urging Mr Chamisa to refer to Mr Odinga as “His Excellency the People’s President.”

Some Zimbabweans even joined Kenyans in calling out of the MDC-T leader.

@Calideq1996 replied to Chamisa, “That is the official President of Kenya.”

@winnie_mzii retorted, “You messed ??? its H.E Raila Amollo Odinga…is our Able President here in Kenya not mzee.”

@odonya added, “Yeah you know he is junior lets forgive him, if it was the late Morgan himself he wouldn’t have forgotten to refer to the President with his correct title of H.E the President ??.”

@trevorkasyoka wrote, “Thank you very much for the courteous welcoming of The Official People’s President of Kenya.”

@eduhovi commented, “That’s people’s president…not mzee. U should know the real title. That’s our father of democracy here in Kenya.”

@OdhiamboNyanga questioned, “You call our President ‘Mzee’? Very bad.”

@EricLuttah replied, “That’s the People’s President of the Republic of Kenya?? Kindly address him as His Excellency Right Honourable Raila Odinga.”

@Mmwendwa wondered, “Why are these guys calling people’s president mzee? Kwani heshima vipi?”

@evamovic added, “Call him H E Raila Amolo Odinga. Our president back in Kenya.”