MDC-A leader Nelson Chamisa said party supporters told him a long time ago that the secretary-general of the judicially-created MDC-T, Douglas Mwonzora, was a sellout who had to be expelled from the party.
Speaking at a church service for late Mirriam Mushayi in Harare on Thursday, Chamisa castigated Mwonzora for his alleged hypocrisy in claiming that he is defending Morgan Tsvangirai’s legacy when he was busy destroying what the late icon built. Said Chamisa:
MDC supporters picked it long back Mwonzora was a sellout and they urged me to expel him from the party but I called for patience. I said let’s not expel him from the party, let’s give him a long rope to hang himself. Look where he is now?
How can you defend the legacy of Tsvangirai when you do not want to be part of the MDC Alliance which Tsvangirai laid the foundation?
Chamisa further said Mwonzora’s bitterness which made him recall MDC-A legislators after he crossed the floor to the Thokozani Khupe-led party had resulted in taxpayers footing an $18 million bill to allow the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to conduct by-elections.
Mushayi, who was the MP for Kuwadzana (MDC Alliance), died on Monday and will be buried this Friday in Magunje.