Nixon Nyikadzino, the Secretary-General of the MDC-T formed by Thokozani Khupe in 2018 has urged warring MDC factions – MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa and MDC-T led by Khupe, to find each other adding that the party – MDC, risked losing supporters.
Nyikadzino who is popularly known as Chairman Mao speaks amid heightened tensions between the factions following the Supreme Court ruling on the party leadership crisis that reinstated Khupe as the MDC-T’s supreme leader.
Speaking to New Zimbabwe, Nyikadzino said the war was not sustainable adding that the squabbles were giving the ruling ZANU PF some undeserved advantage.
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He said peace among wrangling parties will give infinite prosperity for Zimbabwe and its people and eternal peace for the party’s founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai. Nyikadzino added:
At some point, all of us as leaders must sober up and look at the bigger picture. These power struggles are unsustainable in the sense that the more we fight, the more we are likely to lose both support and traction from those we want to serve.
An internal settlement in the opposition will make it difficult for Zanu PF to use partisan and patronage approaches in dividing the opposition because they will not be able to buy materially desperate leaders.
Meanwhile, the wrangle seems continuous as Chamisa is adamant that he has the support of the people while Khupe banks on court order.
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