Disgruntled MDC MPs defect to renewal team

BULAWAYO - Two disgruntled mainstream MDC legislators have defected to the MDC renewal team citing vote rigging at the just-ended provincial elections.

Speaking during a press conference held at Samuel Sipepa Nkomo’s residence in Killarney suburb yesterday, Pumula MP Albert Mhlanga, who defected along with Gladys Mathe and ward 8 councillor Sheila Nkomo, said it had become virtually impossible to belong to the party.

“In fact, it is practically impossible for any sane individual who experienced the events of the provincial congress to ignore the criticisms that have been levied against MDC-T,”  Mhlanga said.

He had retained his position as an organising secretary through confirmation at the congress, which saw Gift Banda being elected provincial chairman.

The Pumula legislator, who also claimed to have been manhandled by party youths during the congress, said the mainstream MDC was a party which had lost its original ideals and values.

However, he claimed that 14 other Bulawayo councillors and Binga MP Prince Sibanda were on their way to the Sekai Holland-chaired formation.

The defectors were welcomed by provincial chairperson Kucaca Phulu and national chairman Sipepa Nkomo at the event that had other local party leaders.

Bhebhe, the mainstream MDC deputy national organising secretary, said they had seen it coming.

“Their behaviour and utterances in the press had shown us that they are moles in the party,” Bhebhe said.

“Anyway, as a party, we did not harass them; we did not push them and they left us on their own. As a result, we wish them well where ever they are going,” he said.

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GALLERYCARTRIDGES - 7 October 2014

ka party kaye kazoparara manje. Shame on yu Mr Tea-Boy

wind - 7 October 2014

Is there no one morally upright in this country to rescue our politics. Gay gangsters, looters, demi gods, violence degree holders, buffoons, corrupt tycoons, land barrons, warlords do as they please and the masses are as confused as their leaders. What a shame!

Dubulidada - 7 October 2014

Let the weevils go. We cant stop the march to Canaan. Robert Mugabe must go and Morgan is the man..

Nariti - 7 October 2014

These sell outs were not elected bcoz people knew they were sell outs . Do you think people are idiots ? You have kissed being MPS good bye never you shall mps are again . Rubbish is gradually peeling off by 2018 it will be completely gone and the party will be as new as a pin.

Diibulaanyika - 7 October 2014

those who are leaving the part ,let them do so they are not represanting the wheel of the people,they are just after money ,we are saying forward with Tsvangirai,we know what happen on the last election .

lobengula - 7 October 2014

They are only interested in posts. If they were interested in our freedom they would have hold on. Sellouts...abathengisi...vatengesi. They do not have people at heart, but pushing their own agenda. People are suffering and you are busy accussing and fighting each other. You love the status -co. We are our own liberators and we will do it...God will judge all of you

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karibafishsales - 8 October 2014

In the renewal if they fails again to get a position they will defect to RenewalRenewal.

Maita Manyuka - 8 October 2014

All those are not defections - these are people leaving MDC-T because they are no where and they can't make it upm just like Welishman left because he had lost the position of secretary general in the next election, so was Biti and his crew. They are just some garbage we need to throw away. Let them go and renew Sekai Holland.

clement moyo - 8 October 2014

Clement Moyo, you a liar. Welshman did not the S.G. post neither did Biti or all the others you are naming lose any post. They left because they disagree with Tsvangirai's way of doing things.

papaya - 8 October 2014

Battered Tsvangirai and his tattered MDC should pack shop. They have nothing to offer.

selele - 8 October 2014

Day-dreamers remain with your violence in MDC-T! Hypocrites, fools, lunatics

Totology - 8 October 2014

if the reports are anything to go by then we can rot in zimbabwe because what T. is accusing Mugabe of doing rigging, dictator etc. he is now the one doing it. in all fact he wont bring any change.

MSO - 9 October 2014

And they think by joining Sipepa Nkomo they will mislead the people. Good riddance to bad rubbish. Forward with Tsvangirai. As for ZANU PF pse concentrate on creating the two million jobs otherwise it is riggership again in 2018.

Ndaneta - 9 October 2014

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