MDC-T officials join Madhuku

Three founding MDC-T officials have joined the new National Constitutional Assembly party. Former District youth chairperson Trust Chineni, Clemence Kwaru the immediate past councillor for Ward 15 and former Deputy Mayor Taurai Demo fell out of favour in 2011 when they were suspended on allegations of corruption.


They denied the charges, but were found guilty by the probe team led by Deputy Secretary General Tapiwa Mashakada of acquiring and parcelling out residential and commercial stands. Former Mayor Teddious Chimombe, who was expelled from MDC-T in 2012, is understood to have also considered joining the party led by Lovemore Madhuku. But he backtracked after MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai called all former members to return to the fold and form a stronger force to fight Zanu (PF) in the 2018 elections. Chineni described the NCA party as a third force with solutions to problems facing the country. “Our political calling has always been inspired by the desire to see a better Zimbabwe and end Zanu (PF)’s failed governance. So we are already on the ground trying to make people see hope in NCA,” he said.

Kwaru also defended the move to NCA saying they had all met Madhuku on personal levels and got convinced that they will be useful in his party.

“It was all our choice to join NCA and we will be fighting to do what other opposition parties have failed to do – removing Zanu (PF) from power,” he said.

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