MDC national chairperson Morgan Komichi has dismissed allegations that there is bad blood between Nelson Chamisa and Douglas Mwonzora. Komich denied reports that the MDC has suspended Mwonzora and blamed the ruling Zanu-PF party for trying to engineer a rift within the opposition. In an interview with The Standard, Komichi said,
Let me be clear and straightforward on this issue. You have asked something which I think should be put to rest once and for all. As the MDC chairperson and a member of the standing committee, I want to state it here and now that Douglas Mwonzora was not suspended, and no one raised an issue against our secretary-general. We are aware that Zanu PF and its military operations are on a mission to put a wedge between the president and the secretary-general. We are aware of their operations. They did it before and now they have resorted to the same method of trying to destroy the MDC. During the entire meeting, let me say this, no one raised or even attempted to raise a complaint against our leader Mwonzora.
If you look at the letter itself, it is fake. It was generated by the Zanu PF system with the sole aim of creating division within the party so that we could start fighting each other. Our battle at the moment is against them and they know that. They now want to create a rift between the top leadership so that we divert our attention from core issues to our leadership. As far as I know, the MDC does not have an issue with Mwonzora.
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For your own information, the person who is said to have signed that fake letter does not have the powers to write such a letter to a member of the standing committee. Even the signature is fake! This is an operation of Zanu PF which wants to push us into some crisis, but we will resist it and stand as a united front. We have been tricked in the same manner before using the same offices and now we are wise
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