MDC Alliance (MDC-A) treasurer-general David Coltart has refuted reports claiming that that grieving party leader Nelson Chamisa appointed Welshman Ncube to be the party’s acting president because he no longer trusts his other deputy Tendai Biti.
Responding to a social media user who had claimed that Biti was no longer trusted because he has indicated an intention to contest for Presidency in 2023 and total control of the party, Coltart said:
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What sheer unadulterated nonsense this is – this is a routine rotation and nothing should be read into it. On other matters, I have spoken to Chamisa, Ncube and Biti this morning. We are a coordinated and united team, working together to bring democracy and freedom to Zimbabwe.
On Monday Chamisa’s spokesperson, Nkululeko Sibanda released a statement informing party followers that Ncube would be taking over as the acting president until further notice.
Chamisa lost his mother, Mbuya Alice Chamisa who died suddenly on Monday last week at her homestead in Gutu, Masvingo Province.
Chamisa has three deputies – Biti, Ncube and Lynette Karenyi Kore – and they have all been acted as president on a rotational basis.