Former founding member of the opposition MDC party, Munyaradzi Gwisai has attacked his former party saying that it has changed for the worse. He also attacked the party’s leadership saying that it was anti-working class. Speaking to the online publication, New Zimbabwe Gwisai said,
I do not consider changes in the MDC as progressive… rather there is a regression from the MDC of 1999. That MDC was controlled and based on the working class. It fought against ESAP, neoliberalism and the IMF. Supported land redistribution to peasants.
Today’s MDC is the opposite of all those things…controlled by a cabal of anti-working class middle classes led by a clique of neoliberal lawyers… zvikutu (puppies). (It’s) a clique loyal to American imperialism and that supports sanctions that affect the ordinary people the most; a clique that is likely to go into another GNU with the junta after elections to unleash a tsunami of austerity or ESAP 2 against workers, peasants, youths and the poor.
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