The ruling ZANU PF has denied involvement in the power squabbles that have rocked the opposition MDC since 2018 when the party’s founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai died.
The party speaks when the MDC Alliance is accusing ZANU PF of meddling in MDC internal affairs and creating the crisis in the party.
Responding to the allegations, Zanu PF acting spokesperson Patrick Chinamasa said:
Zanu PF has nothing to do with the squabbles within the MDC. The squabbles within the MDC emanate from lack of obedience to their own constitution.
The late Tsvangirai tore up a constitution to appoint two illegal vice-presidents. They created internal conflicts and Zanu PF has nothing to do with those internal conflicts. We have nothing to do with the demise and the split in the opposition. It will split because they are not democratic.
Chinamasa added that even the courts confirmed that Tsvangirai acted contrary to the constitution, therefore, the party was now trying to correct and align the MDC to the rule of law.
This is happening when the leadership crisis has divided the MDC into two factions – MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa and MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe.