Speaking to the Daily News, National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru’s spokesperson, Gift Nyandoro, claimed there have been massive defections of G40 members to the NPP.
He accused Zanu PF of “stage-managing” the rejoining of NPP officials to the ruling party. He said that the G40 members that have defected to the NPP would be unveiled at the appropriate time. Said Nyandoro:
The regime is in panic mode because they know they have no idea of turning around the economy hence they have resorted to stage-managing defections that are diluted by massive G40 defections to NPP. We understand, however, that the regime is jittery in the wake of Mashonaland Central, Mashonaland East, Mashonaland West and Manicaland defections just to mention a few.
A well-placed Zanu PF source told the Daily News yesterday that the party’s Members of Parliament do not feel that they still have a place in the ruling party because they are being shunned for fighting against the Team Lacoste faction in the race to succeed deposed president Robert Mugabe.
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