Jealousy Mawarire has announced that he has handed in his resignation letter to the Joice Mujuru led National People’s Party. Mawarire’s resignation comes after he was involved in a nasty brawl with Mujuru’s spokesperson Gift Nyandoro over policy issues.
The letter reads:
REF: RESIGNATION FROM NATIONAL PEOPLE’S PARTY
I write to inform you that I am resigning from my position as National People’s Party Spokesperson, as a National Member representing Harare Province and from being a card-carrying member of the party.
I have made this decision after thorough reflection on events happening in the party. especially the unruly behaviour exhibited by your Spokesperson,. Mr Gift Nyandoro, whom you are aware has been showing thuggish behaviour even during National Executive Committee meetings that you chaired wherein he has threatened fellow national members with physical harm or “taking them to the satanic realm”, whatever that means.
That such behaviour hasn’t been condemned even when it happened in your full view during meetings that you chaired was, to me, bad and when the same Nyana’oro carried his thuggish behaviour to the extent of pushing my wife who had come to inquire why he was being abrasive towards me when he followed me to Bronte Hotel where I was attending ai ZESNI-EU workshop took away the little respect I had for him and your office that I thought he represented.
The malice that he showed after the altercation at Bronte and the melodrama he created on the issue made me realise I wasn’t just dealing with a thug but with a dishonest character that I would not love to work with.
You are aware, as I have communicated before, that your spokesperson, with the help of equally thuggish two members of the party from Harare Province, has hired thugs to trail and harm me hence I see no point really to engage, every day, in fighting thugs rather than the oppressive Zanu-PF regime.
I therefore believe, as I have told you before, that while I believe in your ability to steer this country from the mess it is in, I don’t believe the thugs that have taken over important positions in the party will take you anywhere.
I however, believe, in your Zimbabwe has the best leader to end the economic rot that Mugabe and his cronies have visited on our great nation_ The ball is in your court, at the best level and with the right kind of racquet, the necessary technique swing and power; you can smash in a wonderful victory at the polls in 2018.
Thank you for the wonderful opportunity you gave me to serve under you, to defend what I know is right and for projecting the real Joice Mujuru that I know you are. You have shown me the real Mother Zimbabwe that you are and I honestly believe you have the capacity to “Make Zimbabwe a First World County the dream and wish that you told me you had, long before Donald Trump spoke about “Making America Great Again”.
I will be addressing the media to afford these key stakeholders a chance to hear my story and to thank them for a wonderful working relationship, for the support and constructive criticism they have so lovingly extended to me. They have helped me grow into the politician that I am today.
I wish you all the best in life and, most importantly, victory in 2018 when you take on Zanu-PF at the polls.
Jealousy Mbizvo Mawarire
Former Spokesperson, National People’s Party