Deputy Minister for Information, Energy Mutodi, has denied that ZANU PF and the government are interested in the MDC’s succession politics.
Speaking to Newsday, Mutodi claimed that Chamisa is working with some of the exiled ZANU PF G40 members. He said:
Government is not worried who emerges the winner at the MDC congress, be it Chamisa or Mwonzora.
None of the two is capable of overcoming our 2023 Zanu PF candidate President ED Mnangagwa. We have started reviving the economy and the gains are open for everyone to see.
Chamisa’s sympathisers are alleging that Zanu PF prefers Douglas Mwonzora to emerge as the winner at Congress. There was also a report that President Mnangagwa had invested about $6 million to destroy MDC and to weaken Chamisa. We see all this as a desperate attempt by the Chamisa faction to gain an unfair advantage over rivals by trying to portray Chamisa as a victim of Zanu PF interference.
President Mnangagwa is not concerned who emerges as the MDC Alliance president after Congress. Although we are fully aware that Chamisa has the backing of the deposed G40 faction kingpins such as Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Patrick Zhuwao, Shadreck Mashayamombe and many others, we are nonetheless confident to beat whoever we will contest against us in 2023.
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