Opposition Leader Nelson Chamisa has called upon Zimbabweans to brace for fresh presidential polls before 2023.

Chamisa, who claims he was robbed of an election victory last July, told supporters in Bulawayo’s Mzilikazi suburb during debates between candidates for executive positions at the Congress that Zimbabweans were suffering, and could not bear President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government for another four years.

“Wait for our congress. After the 26th, you’ll see what’s going to happen. We can’t be having problems in the country when we have such competent people in leadership. Listen to the quality of debate, the MDC is rich. We want 2023 right now. We’re not going to shirk,” Chamisa said.

The 41-year-old has previously threatened to lead mass protests that will shut down the country, insisting the economic crisis is a result of Mnangagwa’s illegitimacy.