Ten MDC Alliance members including a former councillor and youth chairpersons have defected to join ZANU PF in Mutare District.Ten MDC Alliance members including a former councillor and youth chairpersons have defected to join ZANU PF in Mutare District.
The defectors were welcomed by members of ZANU PF’s Mutare District Coordinating Committee (DCC) at the party’s provincial offices.
One of the defectors and former Ward 16 councillor, Alderman Richard Mufura, said infighting and undermining of authority within the MDC Alliance made him defect to the ruling party. Mufura told Manica Post:
Before I joined MDC, I was Zanu PF youth chairperson for Ward 16. I have over the years been contemplating retracing my roots to Zanu PF because it organised and has well-pronounced structures. There is unity and respect of authority in the ruling party.
ZANU PF Mutare DCC chairperson, Binali Yard welcomed the new members and called for unity.