MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora on Sunday made a thinly veiled attack against his erstwhile colleagues in the MDC Alliance while speaking on the third anniversary of the late founding father of the MDC, Morgan Tsvangirai.
Mwonzora said Tsvangirai was magnanimous to such an extent that he forgave those who stole from him and betrayed him.
In 2020 Mwonzora claimed that top MDC Alliance officials used their positions to strip the opposition party of assets that include houses, vehicles as well as lining their pockets with donor and public funds, according to a report by The Herald.
At the time of his death in 2018, Tsvangirai was working with Tendai Biti, Welshman Ncube and Job Sikhala, who had previously left the party at different times citing differences with the former.
Addressing MDC-T officials over the weekend, Mwonzora said that for Tsvangirai, political fights were not permanent. He said:
Tsvangirai was never driven by hate or bitterness. He easily forgave those who had humiliated him, betrayed him and stolen from him.
His primary concern was the home good. He understood the concept that he was because we were.
So deep was his heart that even at the time of his death he was forging working relations with people who had betrayed him. For him, political fights were never permanent.
Mwonzora also said the call for dialogue was not for self-aggrandisement on the part of the leaders but to achieve that which is in the best interest of Zimbabweans.
The MDC Alliance has however questioned Mwonzora’s motives in calling for dialogue as he has no “quarrel” with the ruling ZANU PF party.