Outspoken Norton Legislator, Temba Mliswa, said politicians who are crossing the floor to join ZANU PF are joining a shell of the former liberation party.
Mliswa’s remarks came after former MDC Alliance top official Lilian Timveos and former MDC-T Member of Parliament Blessing Chebundo were yesterday welcomed by ZANU PF First Secretary and President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House. Mliswa wrote on Twitter:
I note politicians crossing floors and joining @ZANUPF Official but the question is, which ZANU-PF are they joining? I continue to maintain it’s no longer the ZANU-PF we all once knew.
Chebundo and Timveos defected to the ruling Zanu PF party citing a lack of direction and violent tendencies by Nelson Chamisa’s political outfit.
Meanwhile, MDC Alliance national spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said citizens have a democratic right to cross party floors but her party will not abandon the people. She wrote on Twitter:
Crossing party floors is the democratic right of any politician or citizen.
But a floor we will never cross as the MDC Alliance is the floor that leaves the people behind.
We will not forsake the people to join looters & violent persecutors of those who speak truth to power.
… It’s called a struggle because by its nature it is painful, difficult & long. Yet we must continue to climb, inspiring hope & a thirst for change.
The harder the struggle, the more glorious the triumph. We may lose some along the way but we keep moving until the battle is won.