MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora said that he, alongside Elias Mudzuri and Morgen Komichi contributed to the 2.1 million votes that MDC Alliance president, Nelson Chamisa won in the 2018 presidential election.
Mwonzora made the remarks during an interview with South African television station SABC over the weekend. He said:
It is fair that we share the (presidential) popularity vote there, we share the votes there. We (MDC-T), contributed to the 2.1 million votes that you are talking about.
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The MDC-T performed very, very well in the presidential election in 2018. We were the top politicians there (MDC Alliance).
I was the secretary-general, Morgen Komichi was the national chairperson and Elias Mudzuri was the vice president.
Meanwhile, MDC-T fielded Thokozani Khupe as its presidential candidate but she garnered a paltry 45 000 votes, less than the spoiled ballots.
Khupe has since disbanded her party after the Supreme Court reinstated her as the legitimate successor to the late Morgan Tsvangirai who died in 2018.
She has regrouped with the three former MDC Alliance officials, Mudzuri, Mwonzora and Komichi and are trying to use the controversial Supreme Court judgement to grab Chamisa’s MPs and councillors.
Ironically, Mwonzora, Mudzuri and Komichi did not contest in the 2018 elections but were nominated by the party to the Senate.