Jastone Mazhale who is the MDC Alliance Mayor For Gwanda yesterday reportedly rebutted reports linking him to the Thokozani Khupe led MDC T as he pledged allegiance to the youthful MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, Newsday reports.
This came after reports circulated that Mazhale is among the councillors who met Khupe’s spokesperson who urged them to quit MDC Alliance and join MDC T voluntarily.
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Confirming that he attended the MDC T delegation meeting Mazhale said:
The correct position is that I still remain an MDC Alliance member where at provincial level I am the secretary for policy and research, It’s true I attended the meeting agreeing to engage them in my personal capacity. We engaged and they put their side of the story and eventually I had to tell them that no, I do not buy their story.
It was out of courtesy that I gave them room for dialogue; and even on Tuesday they were saying can we meet again so that we pursue the issue, but I refused because the moment we engage each other, we then spread falsehoods and that affects my principles and personality and it also affects my community role.
Meanwhile, 6 councillors from Gwanda ditched the Chamisa camp for Khupe’s camp following the meeting with the MDC delegation lead by Phugeni.