Zanu-PF Midlands chairperson Daniel Mackenzie Ncube has denied allegations by Jonathan Moyo he is paying MDC members from his province and Matabeleland to leave their party for Zanu-PF.
In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com, Ncube said MDC members were leaving their party for Zanu-PF on their own. He said the MDC members were attracted to Zanu-PF’s economic policies which are transforming the livelihood of Zimbabweans. He said:
Claims that I have been buying people from the opposition in Midlands and Matabeleland provinces to join Zanu PF are not only ridiculous but also laughable and absurd. People who are peddling such false narratives in their warped minds should wake up and smell the coffee. The revolutionary train under the command of Cde E D Mnangagwa is now unstoppable.
Daniel Mackenzie Ncube added that MDC is crumbling and that claims that Zanu-PF is paying MDC supporters to join its party were absurd. He said:
The opposition is burning and it is now clutching on straws. The only convincing which former opposition members need to join Zanu PF are the people centred policies which are being rolled out by the government, not money. Sell-out tendencies are known in the sanction-inviting opposition. That’s why the opposition party begged for Western countries to impose sanctions on us, selling the soul of the country with 30 pieces of silver.
Self-exiled former minister Professor Jonathan Moyo accused Daniel Mackenzie Ncube of bribing MDC officials to join Zanu PF.