MDC Alliance legislator Tapiwa Mashakada has responded to people criticising his recent decision to default to Thokozani Khupe’s camp and said true democracy is accepting the ruling of the courts. Mashakada went on to say, people who are ill advising Nelson Chamisa are spoiling his chances of becoming the president of Zimbabwe.
Writing on his Facebook Mashakada said:
Clarion call to All MDC Party Structures and the 2014 National Council: “Munhu wese mugango/Umuntu wonke embizeni
The MDC party does not have a substantive leader until the Extra Ordinary Congress chooses a new Leader. The shenanigans that happened after Tsvangirai’s death were all nullified by the Supreme Court. These were:Chamisa’s takeover and his Congress, Khupe’s Congress
True Democrats must accept the ruling of our courts and comply with the Supreme court ruling. All accusations about some people being sell-outs or bought by Zanu PF are immaterial. It is cheap policking. Let MDC leaders walk the talk on democracy, rule of law and constitutionalism. The MDC family must unite, go to Congress and choose a new leader to replace Morgan Tsvangirai and reaffirm the original position that MDC is a labour backed party, a social democratic party and not a neo-liberal party
It most importantly, a party that is non tribal, non racial, non sexist. A party with a rural support base. The cabal that is ill-advising my young brother Nelson Chamisa are making his political Waterloo and spoiling his chances of ever becoming the President of Zimbabwe
Mashakada joined Thokozani Khupe’s MDC faction after the Supreme court judgement in April that ruled that Chamisa was not the rightful MDC president and restored the party’s 2014 structures.