In an interview with The Standard’s Obey Manayati (OM), MDC-T deputy president Elias Mudzuri (EM) said his colleague Nelson Chamisa is lying that he spoke to ailing leader Morgan Tsvangirai who is in South Africa receiving treatment.
Mudzuri said Chamisa had not been allowed to see Tsvangirai in South Africa. Below is an excerpt of the interview:
OM: I brought up that question because some people are saying Tsvangirai is not even able to speak at the moment and they are saying based on that, no meeting took place.
EM: I will go back to you and say if he is not speaking how did Luke (Tamborinyoka) speak to him when he was in Harare? Why should I lie when he appointed me and if I was called to say he wants to see me and talk to me, was Chamisa there? The previous week Chamisa went to see him and he was not allowed to see him. Maybe he refused, I don’t know. When I went there I didn’t even know where the hospital is, so when you ask me these questions it is like I created this trip. I was summoned and Chamisa now from Harare has become God and he can see everything that is happening. He was at a rally in Chitungwiza saying he saw the president, so who is capable of lying now between him and me? What is his interest in continuously analysing the trip that I took?
OM: So you mean Chamisa didn’t see the president?
EM: His (Tsvangirai’s) children mentioned that no one has seen him and that is what they told me. They are the people who keep his phones and that place is secure and you only get there with relatives.
OM: There are issues with the letter you released whilst in South Africa. Others are saying it is fake and has a doctored signature?
EM: I had gone to see him and why are you going to the letter anymore? The argument of what it is at the moment is neither here nor there. Chamisa is the same man who is saying Tsvangirai is not talking and that same person appointed him and how did he communicate with the president when he was not talking? I am just puzzled by this whole thing. I am a professional and I don’t think it is fair to continue analysing something that I think is silly.
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