While in conversation with Trevor Ncube, MDC T Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora said his fight with the firebrand MDC T leader Nelson Chamisa was not personal and he was not aiding Zanu PF to decimate the MDC Alliance, The Standard reports.
When Trevor asked if Mwonzora winning the Secretary-general post in 2014 ahead of Chamisa was the reason why he was now in another formation while Chamisa was in another formation Mwonzora said:
I don’t think so, but when Morgan Tsvangirai died, he took over power in the manner he did and I did not support that. I thought that we were emasculating our own constitution. My fight with him has never been personal.
Mwonzora was asked again what stopped him from competing against Chamisa for the position of the party president in the 2019 MDC Alliance congress, in his response he said the party sabotaged him by purging his supporters from the structures:
First of all, I intended to challenge him and when we started the congress process, I found out my supporters had been purged from the structures. All the 2014 structures were purged. I then decided not to contest at all.
Mwonzora also accused Chamisa and the group he is leading of not adhering to ideology and said Tendai Biti does not share the social democracy ideology at all. Mwonzora denied aiding the ruling party in decimating the MDC Alliance and said he was working within the confines of constitutionalism when he decided to join Khupe’s camp.
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