(Last Updated on February 25, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
ZIMBABWE – MDC Alliance Vice President Welshman Ncube has dismissed reports suggesting he is on course to jump ship and abandon the opposition party.
Social media has been flooded with reports suggesting that he is one of the party bigwigs soon to leave the Nelson Chamisa led opposition party as it endures a tough period characterised by defections and arrest of it’s leadership.
However, Ncube through a social media post reiterated his commitment to the opposition party.
“Woke up this morning to the old news (this being recycled decampaign news used in the run-up to the Gweru Congress) that I am quitting the MDC Alliance to take up some international job somewhere. Someone somewhere is waging psychological warfare. I am not going anywhere,” Ncube said.
Yesterday, the party suffered another blow after it emerged that it’s deputy treasurer and former Midlands Senator Lillian Timveos had crossed over and joined Zanu-PF together with Blessing Chebundo who had initially defected to the Douglas Mwonzora led faction.
The rumours of Ncube’s exit gained traction after Timveos sent out a letter lashing out at the MDC Alliance Secretary-General Chalton Hwende. In the letter, Timveos claimed Hwende had accused Ncube of plotting to revive his old party together with David Coltart.
“Hwende knows he lobbied us to fight Welshman Ncube whom he accused of having opened a bank account in SA with David Coltart to revive his MDC Green. Hwende sold us a lie that Welshman Ncube haana kudzoka nemoyo wake wose and Welshman’s son was the signatory to the account, something we found later to be untrue. Arikuda ku revivha party yake iye na Coltart,” read part of the letter from Timveos.