In a recent social media post, Nelson Chamisa, Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, openly criticized businessman Wicknell Chivayo for his extravagant spree of gifting vehicles. Chivayo, known for his controversial dealings, has been generously distributing cars through Victor Matiyenga of Exquisite Car Dealership, with the latest recipient being sungura legend Alick Macheso, who received a brand new Mercedes Benz.

Chamisa, renowned for his eloquence, did not hold back in his response to Chivayo’s actions. On his official Facebook page, he urged his followers to turn to a higher power, dismissing Chivayo’s gesture as mere folly. His words were poignant:

“GO AND SEE VICTOR… Jesus Christ is the true VICTOR. Seek Christ. Him Alone should be exalted. Depend on Him.

Depend upon the true VICTOR. He conquered the world. Christ’s victory is over sin and death.

There is folly of dependence upon man. Men are feeble and fickle. Only Christ is an all-sufficient and eternal refuge – The true Victor! Isaiah 1:11, 22, Heb. 2:14, 1 John 3:8).

Blessed Sabbath. #SabbathGrace #Godisinit”

Chamisa’s message underscores a deep-seated skepticism towards the lavish displays of wealth and generosity exhibited by figures like Chivayo. By invoking biblical references and emphasizing the transience of human achievements, Chamisa delivers a subtle yet powerful critique of materialism and the cult of personality.

The juxtaposition of Chivayo’s opulence against Chamisa’s call for spiritual reflection highlights the ongoing tension between ostentatious displays of wealth and the realities faced by many Zimbabweans, grappling with economic hardship and social inequality.

In a country where the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, gestures like Chivayo’s can be seen as emblematic of a disconnect between the elite and the broader population. Chamisa’s message resonates with those who view Chivayo’s actions as emblematic of a culture of excess and inequality, where wealth and privilege are flaunted while many struggle to make ends meet.

By urging his followers to seek solace in faith rather than material possessions, Chamisa taps into a deeper sense of disillusionment with the status quo and offers a vision of hope rooted in spiritual values rather than material wealth.