(Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Opposition MDC Alliance has responded to the latest reports that two of its members Senator Lillian Timveos and Blessing Chebunda have left the party to join Zanu-PF
In a statement, the party said they respect the individual’s freedom of association while also reiterating it’s support for Nelson Chamisa’s leadership.
“We respect the right of Sen Timveos & Mr Chebundo to freely associate with a party of their choosing. We remain focused on championing the cause of the people, being a voice for the masses & winning Zimbabwe for change under the able leadership of President @nelsonchamisa,” wrote MDC Alliance on their Twitter platform.
Earlier today, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba announced that Senator Timveos and Chebundo had left the opposition party to join the ruling Zanu-PF.
He posted pictures showing the two members meeting President Emmerson Mnangagwa and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at the State House in Harare.
Meanwhile, political commentators have regarded this as part of another effort to annihilate the opposition party in Zimbabwe thus effectively establishing a one-party state.
The MDC Alliance has withstood massive attacks over the last year including recalling of it’s elected legislators, the arrest of it’s leadership on various charges and the invasion of it’s headquarters by the Douglas Mwonzora led MDC-T with the assistance of State security.