Zimbabwe People First splits again

Opposition party Zimbabwe People First has split again less than 2 months after splitting for the first time. Party elders Rugare Gumbo and Didymus Mutasa insisted that they are still in charge of the party, despite earlier reports by Kudakwashe Bhasikiti that former army general Agrippa Mutambara was now in charge. However, Patrick Chitaka speaking on behalf of Gumbo and Mutasa said that Bhasikiti and Mutambara had expelled themselves from the party by their actions. The

Said Chitaka:

To us, the two are no longer with us as they have decided to form their own party after they unsuccessfully attempted to impose their leadership on ZPF.

What we will not allow them to do though is to use the name of our party because we have realised that we are not walking the same path.

However, Bhasikiti and his group had made their mind on Mutambara and they wanted to have him as leader and they pushed us to interview him and the majority of us felt he fell short of what we wanted while they wanted him as leader regardless so they decided to foist him on the people which we said no to.

After Bhasikiti announced Mutambara as the new leader youth members of the party protested the appointment.

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