Democratic Assembly for Restoration and Empowerment (Dare) leader Gilbert Dzikiti left his own party that was a member of People’s Rainbow Coalition (PRC), led by National People’s Party president, Joice Mujuru, and joined Zanu PF.
Dzikiti confirmed the development to NewsDay saying Zanu-PF shares the same ideological vision. Said Dzikiti:
I have decided to join Zanu PF as we have ideological congruence in the post-2018 elections.
In a letter to Mujuru dated September 11, Dzikiti, who was PRC spokesperson, said he decided to quit after the coalition’s poor performance in the July 30 elections where the majority of the electorate voted for Zanu PF and MDC Alliance. He said he hoped Mujuru will rejoin Zanu-PF. Part of Dzikiti’s letter reads:
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you on my decision to leave PRC and Dare. Indeed, we shared happy and sad moments together. After introspection, I have decided to join Zanu PF and feel the restoration agenda will be fulfilled by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. I learned a lot from your assertive and humble persona and respect that deep within you is etched the unwavering nationalist agenda which flows in blood vessels of every war veteran and nationalist.