‘Baba Jukwa’ Accused Journalist “Has No Ambition To Join The MDC”

Former Sunday Mail editor, Edmund Kudzayi, who was at one point arrested for being behind the Baba Jukwa character, says he is not joining the MDC.

Kudzayi revealed his position through microblogging site Twitter while responding to a social activist, Freeman Chari, who had cautioned Zimbabweans against accepting people who have previously abused power, who now claim that they have been rehabilitated. Wrote Kudzayi:

Ultimately, it is the voters who decide. If anyone wants power, they must stand for election. No citizen can say so and so is disqualified. That said, I certainly have no ambition to join the MDC, nor does Prof Moyo, but we want to see opposition politics done competently.

In the 2018 elections, we ended up having to intervene to do radio, print, social media and television adverts for the MDC. Why? Because nobody was doing the work and Chamisa was the best foot forward.

Where did the money come from? It was raised by Professor Jonathan Moyo.

One unknown fact is that Jonathan Moyo did not want to publicly support the MDC in 2018, preferring to watch from the terraces. It took me four months, January to April 2018, to persuade him to help actively, after which #KwekweHim, #KutongwaKwaro, #Excelgate etc were born.

MDC stockholders need to stop worrying about sharing power that it does not have and focus on action.

What is the plan? Waiting for 2023? When are the protests coming? How do you sustain them Sudan-style?

These are the serious political questions that remain unanswered.

A PRAYER FOR ZIMBABWE: One of my favourite ads from the 2018 election, which was done for Chamisa by so-called Zanu PF infiltrators. ZBC ended up forcing the MDC to edit out ED and Chiwenga!

More: @EdmundKudzayi

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