Newly-elected MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora said he is willing to work with MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa but on the condition that the latter gets rid of his alleged ties with the ZANU G40 faction and embrace a non-violent approach to politics.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily News’ Senior Staff Writer, Blessings Mashaya, Mwonzora claimed that Jonathan Moyo, an alleged G40 functionary, was interfering with the MDC’s internal affairs. He said:
Yes . . . I am ready to work with Chamisa. I am ready to talk to Chamisa. I am way ready to work with him. I am ready to work with anyone. But there is one fundamental issue… that our relationship must be predicated upon certain values.
Constitutionalism, rule of law, mutual respect, non-violence and so on. But there is a complicating factor, and that is the G40.
The G40 must just get out of the politics of the MDC. I saw as we were going towards our congress, Jonathan Moyo was busy telling the MDC people not to vote for me and he is trying to influence the decision making within the MDC Alliance.
Mwonzora said that there are members from the Chamisa party who have approached the MDC-T seeking to be admitted as members.
He also said Chamisa is free to join the MDC-T.