Nelson Chamisa, a leader in the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party has scoffed at reports that the party “is finished” by ZANU PF legislator Killer Zivhu.
Zivhu tweeted calling upon opposition supporters to join the ruling party he said was set to win resoundingly in the 2023 elections. He said:
2023 Zanu PF will win elections with big margins than 1980, mark my words. Kana uchida (if you love) politics just join Zanu PF now, the opposition party is finished.
Responding to New Zimbabwe on the relevance of Zivhu’s remarks, Chamisa said that the opposite was true comparing MDC to a mountain while equating the ruling ZANU PF to an anthill. He said:
Are you really serious about this question! Who is this Killer Zivhu! You cannot compare a mountain to an anthill. Is it possible?
Zivhu’s remarks come when the MDC is marred by factionalism which was further and clearly pronounced after the Supreme Court ruling on the party’s leadership crisis.
The ruling reinstated Thokozani Khupe as the leader of the party while Chamisa was demoted to a secretary of Policy and Research.
The party is divided over the ruling with those backing Chamisa refusing to accept the outcome.
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