Gutu stepped away from the Thokozani Khupe-led party citing “personal and private” reasons. Writing on microblogging site Twitter, he said:
There is some confusion regarding my continued membership of Polad. I would like to put the record straight that I am no longer a member of Polad. Accordingly, I am not associated with Polad in any manner of form. Kindly be advised accordingly.
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I resigned from the MDC-T under whose umbrella I was a deployee in Polad. After resigning from the MDC-T, I ceased to be a Polad member.
POLAD is a brainchild of President Emmerson Mnangagwa which includes about a dozen-and-a-half losing presidential candidates in the 2018 elections.
The body has often been criticised for its penchant for opulence and arrogance while it represents no constituency in the country’s body politic.