Mujuru rejects Renewal Team

Elton Mangoma, suspended treasurer of the MDC Renewal Team has alleged that the party’s secretary general asked former Vice President Joice Mujuru to join them.

Joice Mujuru
Joice Mujuru

But Mujuru rejected the offer because the party was not well supported at the grassroots. Mangoma said Tendai Biti approach to the Mujuru camp contributed to the split of the party.

NewZimbabwe.com quotes sources saying that the proposal to partner with Mujuru hit a brick wall over the issue of the dwindling support base.

Jacob Mafume, the MDC Renewal spokesperson, said he was not aware of any approach to Mujuru.

“I have no knowledge of that rejection, or the offer in the first place,” said Mafume. “What I know is that we are committed to working with democrats to topple Robert Mugabe and Zanu (PF).”

Mujuru ally, Rugare Gumbo, confirmed the meeting took place but denied turning down Biti’s proposal, according to the website. “We did not turn down their proposal. We do not purge people; neither did we chase away people, in fact we embrace everyone who wants democracy.

What we want is to remove this paralysed regime. We met with the MDC Renewal Team and explored possible ways of working together. We have also met with Morgan Tsvangirai on the same issue. As I said, we are free to work with all political parties; what we want is to remove this regime.”

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