Recent events within the MDC reveal that the MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe is being used by the ZANU PF government to try to decimate the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa, Davis Laque, a political analyst has observed.
From the Supreme Court ruling in late March, delivered a day after the country was put on lockdown, to last night’s seizure of MDC Alliance headquarters by Khupe-aligned youths who were backed by the military, the ruling ZANU PF’ complicity is clear for all to see. Wrote Laque:
1] Some people have been accused of using the “tired song” of ZanuPF’s underhand or marriage of convenience with Mwonzora et al.
It would seem like ZanuPF has used the “kombayi tirove” tactic in the “kombai titore” hijacking of the MDC Headquarters.
Mwonzora should be ashamed.
2] Things just don’t add up, regardless of how open-minded one chooses to be.
The courts surprisingly opened during the lockdown for the judgement. Komichi spectacularly came with a prepared acceptance speech.
Guessing a judgement and bringing a related speech are two different things.
3] Then came Parliament.
Adv Mudenda inexplicably chose #Mwonzora over Hwende even before any ruling on the identity of the MDC-A.
MaKhupe has been allowed to cross the political floor, with her MPs, with Nyikadzino being ignored by Mudenda.
There is a logic to it all.
4] Even when other activities are banned, Mwonzora and allies are finding it easy to bypass countless roadblocks from #Harare to Humanikwa.
In fact, they are all over the country pursuing their extraordinary congress (EOC) arrangements.
Their handlers have made them essential service providers.
5] But if there was any doubt to the State’s involvement, Mwonzora managed to drag ZRP plus soldiers to MDC Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House (MRT) House for his “kombai titore“, in the middle of the night.
Now, when did ZRP being doing evictions?
More bizarrely, when did soldiers begin doing evictions?
6] Told Hofisi that he was being naive by using a binary approach of having CONSTITUTIONALISTS vs POPULISTS in this fight.
Mwonzora is experienced enough to know that all he legally needed was an eviction notice using his party lease, through the Sheriff.
But who cares?
7] Mwonzora shall one day have to explain how soldiers, who are only legally deployed by their [Commander-in-Chief] CIC for reasons well articulated in the “constitution that he wrote” (whatever that means), ended up at MRTHouse!
Why is State Security interested in their takeover of MRTHouse?
8] As I tweet this, ZRP is still giving whoever is inside MRTHouse now, high-level security.
What is the basis for this? Why the interest?
Unsurprisingly, MDC-A officials, who tried to peaceful enter MRTHouse, through ZRP, are now on their way downtown!
Why is that so?
9] Its hilariously sad that Mwonzora is now being praised for having more tactics than Chamisa.
Ironically, these tactics involve using the system controlled by ZanuPF. The system MDC was formed to defeat.
If all that makes sense to you, then 10+4 is indeed 40.