EXPOSED: Zim opposition MDC’s ‘dirty machinations’- Report

HARARE- Movement for Democratic Change’s deputy youth leader, Shakespeare Mukoyi, has been reported as revealing the “dirty machinations” that were used “to propel the party’s new leadership following the death of its long-time leader Morgan Tsvangirai”.

According to a News Day report Mukoyi, who is now the leader of the self-confessed militia within the party, the Vanguard, has  dropped a bombshell, after claims that there was a plot to block him from contesting the Kuwadzana east constituency.

Mukoyi has clamied that the constituency has apparently been given to him by the party’s presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa, allegedly as a “token of appreciation” after he he helped Chamisa into the leadership role within the MDC.

The bombshell claim, Mukoyi says that former leader Morgan Tsvangari on his death bed, with the party’s leadership approached him to engineer Chamisa’s ascendancy to power.

He said, “During the time when Tsvangirai was on his deathbed, my brother Hwende and other leaders approached me saying the situation was bad and the party needed new leadership.

“They told me that the work that they were about to do had to be done by the youth assembly, especially the Vanguard, which they are now dismissing as thugs today. We fought to bring sanity in the party until we had this hierarchy that we are having today,” Mukoyi was quoted as saying.

The MDC has been hit by disagreements  and fractions over who should have succeeded Tsvangirai, after his  death due to cancer on February 14.

Thokozani Khupe vice president within the MDC has reportedly refused to recognise the recent appointment of Chamisa as the substantive party leader.

For her opposition, she has in recent months been attacked by young people who are allegedly linked to Chamisa.

Photo Credit- Business Daily News Zimbabwe

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