Shakespeare Mukoyi, the leader of MDC-T’s Vanguard movement has said that they were used by the party’s leadership to ensure that Nelson Chaisa took over from Morgan Tsvangirai. Mukoyi revealed that the approach was made when Tsvangirai was on his deathbed. In an interview with NewsDay, Mukuyi said,
During the time when Tsvangirai was on his deathbed, my brother Hwende and other leaders approached me saying the situation was bad and the party needed new leadership. They told me that the work that they were about to do had to be done by the youth assembly, especially the Vanguard, which they are now dismissing as thugs today. We fought to bring sanity in the party until we had this hierarchy that we are having today.
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I feel betrayed that they say The Vanguard is bad, yet they are the ones who were behind the operations of The Vanguard. This is bad. Maybe, as leaders, they, have their wisdom to say that, but I don’t think that is right.
Mukoyi is battling against deputy national treasurer Charlton Hwende to take over Nelson Chamisa’s former seat in Kuwadzana East constituency.
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Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... Read More About Nelson Chamisa
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