Scores of supporters of the MDC-T led by Dr Thokozani Khupe are reportedly seeking readmission at the MDC-A led by advocate Nelson Chamisa.
MDC A Matebeleland North Provincial organising secretary, Goshen Zhou, who is also Victoria Falls councillor for ward 11, told News Day on Tuesday that they have since received phone calls from those who wanted to defect. Zhou said:
We have received a number of calls from MDC-T supporters who want to defect from the party to MDC Alliance. They have expressed their desire to come back.
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Some of them have approached the provincial leadership begging to be allowed back into the party. We have requested that they put their applications in writing and we are still waiting for their letters.
News Day reports that some highly placed sources claimed that those who wanted to desert the party were citing lack of direction and the party’s participation in President Mnangagwa-led political dialogue, POLAD.
The claims have however been refuted by MDC-T national chairman, Abednico Bhebhe, who described them as blatant lies. Bhebhe said:
The first mistake, have they shown you the letters of those people whom they are claiming to be joining MDC Alliance? Two, who are those people? Three, they must be celebrating that Zanu PF, the party that has caused us all problems are joining them, not another opposition party.
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