Defecting former MDC-T Harare Province Chair, Zivai Mhetu has lashed at his former boss, Senator Douglas Mwonzora whom he says has lost relevance and no longer commands a strong voice in the political arena.
Mhetu left Mwonzora to join Nelson Chamisa who leads the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), after falling out with the MDC-T leadership over differences in policy.
“The people no longer want MDC-T, the people want CCC and it is up to us as leaders to unite against Zanu PF because that is the party which has left us in such poor conditions.
“I have decided to join the CCC and work with my fellow brothers and sisters within the main opposition to unseat Zanu PF from Epworth. If Earthrage Kureva and I had united at the March 26 elections, we would have beaten Zanu PF, but we did not and failed the people,” he said.
He alleged that being a part of the MDC-T had invited ridicule and had become embarrassing for him and his fellow defectors, MDC-T district chairpersons, Moffat Allison, Adam Luka Kazembe and the entire Epworth district executive committee.
“You all know that when we walked around wearing MDC-T T-shirts with Mwonzora’s face printed on them we would be laughed at, even touts used to laugh at us but we soldiered on. We thought they were lost, yet we were the ones who were,” said Mhetu.
He accused Mwonzora of destroying the once formidable party by overseeing internal party fights.