There seems to be some miscommunication in former Vice President Joice Mujuru’s National People’s Party between the two spokespersons. Party spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire has released a statement saying Mujuru’s spokesperson Gift Nyandoro does not speak for the party.
Here is the statement:
Mr Gift Nyandoro does not speak on behalf of NPP
We would like to draw your attention to statements made by Mr Gift Nyandoro in today’s edition of the Newsday under the headline “Mujuru committed to coalition” where Nyandoro is purporting to speak on behalf of the National People’s Party. It should be noted that Mr Nyandoro is President Joice Mujuru’s spokesperson and his duties do not include speaking on behalf of the party. Although, as a senior party member Mr Nyandoro is aware of the party position on different issues, his brief as Presidential Spokesperson does not include speaking on behalf of the party.
The National People’s Party as we have previously stated, is committed to working with all democratic parties but would not be dragged into joining the Mugabe initiated and Didymus Mutasa broadcasted, coalition leader endorsement mantra which seeks to anoint a leader outside a proper, democratic and people- driven process.
We are a People’s Party; therefore our people have to been afforded their constitutional right to choose the leader they want to represent them. We believe that coalition partners will come up with an agreed position or strategy that they would use to choose the leader of the coalition and as a party, we are prepared to support any leader who comes out of such a process. We urge our members and our media partners to ignore unofficial statements by party officials who are not mandated to speak on behalf of the party. We are the future, we have the solution.
Jealousy Mawarire National People’s Party Spokesperson