Alex Tawanda Magaisa, a former advisor and Chief of Staff for the late former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai has said that the state of the relationship between the ruling ZANU PF and any political party is essential in determining whether that party is a genuine opposition of a vassal for ZANU PF.
He made the remarks in his Big Saturday Read which comes amid allegations that the MDC faction led by Tokozani Khupe is being sponsored by the ruling party to destabilise the opposition party. Magaisa who is openly supporting the other faction led by Nelson Chamisa said:
Experience over time has taught us a few laws of Zimbabwean politics: Any political party that makes ZANU PF comfortable is highly unlikely to be good for the ordinary people. Any political party that ZANU PF prefers tolerates and supports is most probably a fake opposition. Any political party that ZANU PF hates with a passion and seeks to exterminate is probably the most genuine opposition.
He added that his main fear was that the general public would lose trust and interest in in political and legal processes due to the confusion surrounding the leadership crisis in the MDC.
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