In an interview with CNBC, David Coltart said he believes MDC secretary general Douglas Mwonzora is not a Zanu-PF agent as alleged by some opposition party members.
He said even though he is backing incumbent leader Nelson Chamisa, Mwonzora must be allowed to contest for any position in the party. Said Coltart:
I think that Nelson Chamisa has demonstrated that he has revived the party and that he enjoys the vast majority of grassroots support and that’s why I back him. But Douglas has the right to contest. It is critically important that we approach that contest in a mature fashion. And this is a problem in opposition politics in Zimbabwe. Every time someone puts their head up above the parapet to challenge a position they are accused of being Zanu agents. I don’t believe that of Douglas. I think its very unfortunate that that has been alleged against him and I hope that rhetoric ends.
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David Coltart is a Zimbabwean lawyer and politician. He is the current Treasurer General for the Movement for Democratic Change. Coltart is the former Zimbabwean Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, a position he held in Zimbabwe's Government of National Unity between from 2009... Read More About David Coltart
Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson... Read More About Douglas Mwonzora
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