Activist and author Patson Dzamara has said that the expulsion of Didymus Mutasa, Rugare Gumbo, Kudakwashe Bhasikiti, Margaret Dongo, Munacho Mutezo, Rtd Colonel Claudious Makova and Luckson Kandemiri is a blessing in disguise.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Dzamara says that those who left ZANU PF left the system but the system and its DNA is still very much alive in them. He writes that the incident proves that Zimbabwe People First is irrelevant in the political landscape and people should stick to the tried and tested Morgan Tsvangirai and the MDC-T. Dzamara gives five points as to why he believes the expulsion of Mutasa is a blessing in disguise:
1. In as much as we are clamouring for a coalition, bulldozing through with unreformed elements in the name of inclisivity would cost us the transition. Eventually their true colours would be manifest and derail the transition mission. It is therefore good that the sifting is happening now.
2. After this shake up, we are going to know a lot more about the people we welcomed and were about to graft into the transition mission. They are surely going to expose each other after this. Brace up for some pertinent revelations.
3. Most importantly this serves to reveal how relevant or irrelevant Mai Mujuru and her gang are to Zimbabwe’s political landscape. They are clearly not as relevant even though they are a critical constituency to be grafted into the coalition, I mean the reformed ones, if there are any.
4. In light of the the above points, ZIM PF stands to benefit more than anyone in a coalition matrix. They need it more, otherwise without the coalition they don’t stand any practical chance of doing anything meaningful unless if something drastic happens.
5. It is therefore only practical to lean towards the tried and tested leadership of Tsvangirai and the MDC-T, either under a coalition or not. The MDC-T must make it a point to find its former members who have now become distant cousins.