An MDC official in Masvingo province accused party leadership of witchcraft and warned that it will boomerang in the 2023 election.
Former MP for Masvingo Urban, Tongai Matutu made the remarks on Tuesday after he had been blocked from contesting for the post of Masvingo provincial chairperson. Matutu had this to say:
The leadership of the party was there from the president (Mr Chamisa) when I was disqualified and I do not know why they allowed that because the law cannot be applied selectively.
What difference does it make that one rejoined the party as an individual and others came as part of the MDC Alliance, they know better why they did it, maybe they hate me or know something I don’t, you better ask them.
This is a bad seed that has been sown by the leadership because the rigging and stuffing of ballot papers were there for all to see. I can actually equate it to witchcraft for the record.
It is shocking that some people who purport to be men of God by day actually practise witchcraft at night and this will come back to haunt them. They will reap witchcraft come 2023.
We have as a party claimed to be victims of rigging during elections but what we witnessed at Masvingo Sports Club was shocking.
Talking of the MDC in Masvingo I can safely say pain and anger were written all over the faces of the majority of party members who came with the intention of electing leaders of their choice.
The bad seed has been sown in Masvingo and its results will be seen in 2023, the performance of the MDC Alliance will be worse in the next general elections because of what has happened, the level of rigging is shocking.
Matutu was expected to win easily against incumbent chairperson James Gumbi. He was barred from contesting as he had not been a member of the party during the past 5 years.
Matutu was blocked from contesting alongside former legislators; Jeffreyson Chitando (Masvingo Central) and Oliver Chirume (Gutu Central).