William Zivenge, a man who wanted to become a member of parliament for Zaka West using the MDC Alliance card in 2018 has reportedly dumbed the MDC Alliance camp and joined Zanu PF, The Herald reports.
According to the publication, Zivenge and a group of other MDC Alliance members dumped their former party by symbolically surrendering their MDC Alliance regalia at a Zanu PF intra-district meeting held at Jerera Growth point.
Zivenge’s defection to Zanu PF was confirmed by Zanu PF provincial secretary for Finance Robson Mavhenyengwa who reportedly said this to the publication:
He (Mr Zivenge) first wrote a letter to the party’s leadership in Zaka indicating his intention to join Zanu PF together with other party members and we deliberated it with our provincial chair Cde Ezra Chadzamira, resulting in their admission into Zanu PF as ordinary card-carrying members.
We made it clear to Mr Zivenge that he will have to start from the grassroots in the cell structure of our party and will have to rise up on merit over time. The defection by these MDC Alliance members was not forced, but they voluntarily joined Zanu PF because we are a party that delivers and Zaka is an impenetrable fortress of the ruling party.
They were very clear that yes there are hardships in the economy, but Zanu PF is better because there are tangible results on the grounds of programmes and projects that seek to change living standards of the people. Everyone acknowledges the impact of sanctions on the national economy, but there is something being done on the ground to improve the people’s welfare.
The development comes after MDC T armed by a supreme court ruling is on a path to decimate the MDC Alliance, recalling the latter’s MPs and taking over the later’s offices and receiving money meant for the MDC Alliance through the finance act from parly.
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