Speaking at People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s second anniversary celebration and launch of the voter registration campaign in Bulawayo on Thursday, the party’s secretary-general, Gorden Moyo responded to insinuations by party leader, Tendai Biti that he is a tribalist.
Biti’s comments come after Moyo’s faction dismissed him from the party for joining the MDC Alliance without following procedure. Said Moyo:
There has been news that PDP is promoting tribalism and that I say is lie. If PDP is promoting tribalism, why is it that it is led by a woman Lucia Matibenga? Secondly, I said Tendai Biti and your colleagues, let’s follow the constitution of the party, is that tribal? When you say no, you can’t join MDC Alliance without due process, let’s go to our general council, let’s get authority, is that tribal? When you give PDP zero seats in Matabeleland — I pointed it out that this is not correct — is that tribal?
“I must be quiet and say yes it’s okay? So, those who point at us and say we are tribal, they are actually hiding behind their own pathological tribalism. We, as PDP, we believe in togetherness and this country belongs to all of us.
Moyo said he had cut ties with Biti for good and that PDP was proud to be led by a woman.