The Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T stands accused of neglecting Chikomo Senator, Morgan Femai who is reportedly admitted at a local hospital after suffering a stroke a few days ago.
A family member who spoke to 263Chat on condition of anonymity confirmed that Senator Femai had suffered a stroke and was admitted in hospital.
“Yes, I can confirm that the old man is hospitalized at a local private clinic, he suffered a stroke a few days ago. His condition is stable though he is not talking. What is baffling is the failure by the party especially the senior members to pay a visit to one of their own. We have not seen a single member of the party at the hospital and with the hospital bill rising on a daily basis we wonder if the party is sincere. They should show their character when a stalwart like Senator Femai is in a difficult situation,” said the family member
Contacted for comment MDC-T national spokesperson Witness Dube dismissed the allegations saying the party is taking good care of the Senator.
“Rumor mongering is bad, especially if it’s meant to affect someone going through a difficult period. Bar the COVID-19 related restrictions on visits at health institutions, our senator is well taken care of and dearly loved by the party. Your rumor mill is on steroids. We are in contact with our senator and his family, and nothing you are saying is anywhere near the truth,” said Dube.
Known for flaunting his African attire style of dressing Femai (72) is one of the founding members of the MDC-T and was party chairman for Harare province from 1998 to 2013, under the late party president Morgan Tsvangirai.