No members defected — MDC

MUTARE - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC dismissed claims that 55 of their members defected to Zanu PF as a “work of fiction”.

Trevor Saruwaka, MDC’s Manicaland provincial spokesperson said the youths who were paraded on national television recently were not in their registers.

The Mutasa Central Member of Parliament invited “anyone who cared for the truth to come and inspect it”.

ZBC claimed in a report this week that 55 MDC supporters had dumped the party over what they said was their leadership’s selfishness and lack of ideas.

Zanu PF’s provincial leadership and its youth league are reported to have welcomed the 55 into President Robert Mugabe’s faction-riddled party.

Saruwaka scoffed at what he said was an inside hatchet job which exposed itself by making reference to a non-existent “Mutasa” district.

“I was surprised to read ZBC online claiming fictitiously that one Lazarus Mushaishi a supposedly ex-provincial “standing committee” member plus the former youth organising secretary for “Mutasa” district together with 55 youths had defected to Zanu PF,” Saruwaka said.

“For starters we do not have in our records anyone by that name, our records are available for perusal to anyone who may care to find out. Secondly, in MDC-T, we do not have provincial standing committee members, the MDC-T structure only has a standing committee at national level chaired by the party president, Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai. We also don’t have a district called Mutasa in our structures but it is either Mutasa Central or South or North so again for someone to purport to hold a position of organising secretary for Mutasa is madness,” Saruwaka said.

He added that it was beyond him how a bona fide member of MDC would miss all those points.

“It will not only be unbelievable but laughable,” Saruwaka said before laying into Mushaishi.

“If, however, one goes to analyse the name Mushaishi then it is understandable that it’s a mistake because the name speaks for itself —  the one who errs — Mushaishi,” Saruwaka said.

He also said Zanu PF should not attempt to divert attention from its mandate by celebrating “meaningless birthdays” by parading fake defectors when the over two million jobs it promised in its manifesto had not yet materialised.

“Let me also take the opportunity to advise Zanu PF the next time it celebrates its meaningless birthdays not to run away from the failures of their failing leader by parading their own members masquerading as MDC-T defectors but instead parade the 2,3 million jobs they promised Zimbabweans,” Saruwaka said.

“They must wake up from their slumber and answer to the demands from Zimbabweans for jobs, affordable education and healthcare, social security for the underprivileged and the elderly, basic amenities to all our citizens and tell us and the rest of the world the whereabouts of civil rights activist Itai Dzamara,” he said.

Comments (1)

Good job Saruwaka, these zanoids are clueless on how to run the economy, how to create employment, or how to get rid of their ailing Neanderthals, so they want to shift attention by making up silly stories! Where is Itai Dzamara ???? Where are the jobs???? Where are you taking us as a nation nhai vanhu vezanu and your cronies???? We demand answers, not your senseless decoys!

Bambiniferous - 20 June 2015

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