MDC slams Mzila-Ndlovu

BULAWAYO - The Morgan Tsvangirai-led MDC has slammed former National Healing minister Moses Mzila-Ndlovu over his plans to form a political party, arguing the move is retrogressive and meant to divide people on regional basis.

Recently, Mzila-Ndlovu announced that he will soon launch his party to be known as Alliance for National Salvation (Ansa).

He said the outfit was meant to challenge the dominance of Mashonaland politicians in the national political arena.

Mzila-Ndlovu further said the people of Matabeleland have gone through “enough trials and tribulations” hence it was time for them to look inward.

However, MDC deputy provincial spokesperson Felix Mafa said Mzila Ndlovu was “full of confusion as he was wandering and wallowing in political wilderness.”

“It is too disgusting to contemplate regional or tribal political parties to say the least, unless one is a Zanu PF disciple targeted at dividing formidable political formations,” Mafa said.

Mzila-Ndlovu — who is outspoken about the Gukurahundi atrocities — early last year parted ways with the Welshman Ncube-led MDC claiming it had lost direction.

While many would have expected him to join other opposition parties, Mzila-Ndlovu decided to lead his own movement instead.

Mafa warned citizens against joining Mzila-Ndlovu’s project.

“People should be wary of these funny parties that get created now. Remember we are heading towards elections. Zanu PF, as usual, will create some funny parties to cause confusion mostly in the opposition parties,” Mafa said.

He said such parties had a risk of fuelling tribal hatred among citizens.

“We deplore that mentality in the strongest terms possible. We are not guinea pigs for political experiments,” Mafa said.

Comments (7)

Why is that when a Ndebele speaking person wants to form a political party, it's always viewed as dividing people on tribal lines and nothing is said when a Shona speaking person does the same. Just grow up people, we are all equal, Mliswa is talking about forming his and nothing is being said. What a shame, no wonder Zimbabwe is in a mess like this because of small minded people like you. (SHAME INDEED)

DUBE - 5 January 2017

Why is that when a Ndebele speaking person wants to form a political party, it's always viewed as dividing people on tribal lines and nothing is said when a Shona speaking person does the same. Just grow up people, we are all equal, Mliswa is talking about forming his and nothing is being said. What a shame, no wonder Zimbabwe is in a mess like this because of small minded people like you. (SHAME INDEED)

DUBE - 5 January 2017

Why is that when a Ndebele speaking person wants to form a political party, it's always viewed as dividing people on tribal lines and nothing is said when a Shona speaking person does the same. Just grow up people, we are all equal, Mliswa is talking about forming his and nothing is being said. What a shame, no wonder Zimbabwe is in a mess like this because of small minded people like you. (SHAME INDEED)

DUBE - 5 January 2017

What is shona in the name Mliswa? Shumba.

Tachiona Chamboko - 5 January 2017

@ Dube, the moment you start comparing the 2 ,thats the mentality that has led Mugabe to rule us for such a long time(divide and conquer).Mliswa has not formed a political party and does not intend to do so from what i have read so far.I think they are not saying Mzila should not form a party but if your party is for matabeleland then how do you rule the rest of Zimbabwe? Is this to say that the ruin of this country has been by the Shonas and only affects the Ndebeles?If you read this article him himself Mzila was a Minister in the said Government.Lets get over the tribal divide for it has led us nowhere,support 1 opposition get Mugabe out and then hold who ever is voted in accountable.Weather Shona or Ndebele.

Zimbo - 5 January 2017

TENDAI BITI FORMED HIS POLITICAL PARTY,JOB SIKHALA DID THE SAME,JOICE MUJURU FOLLOE SUIT....BUT THERE NO BARKING OF DIVIDING PEOPLE ON TRIBAL LINES LIKE WHEN A PERSON FROM MATEBELAND REGION LEAD A POLITICAL OPPOSITION PARTY....SHONAS START CALLING IT A REGIONAL PARTY OR A TRIBAL PARTY....WHAT SHONAS WANT TO SEE IS THAT NDEBELES MUST NOT FORM A POLITICAL PARTY BUT TO SEE NDEBELES SUPPORTING SHONA LED POLITICAL PARTIES.....SHONAS WANTS TO SEE NDEBELES ON SECOND CLASS POSITIONS AFTER SHONAS..THATS NONSENSE...

SILUNGISANI NDLOVU - 5 January 2017

SILUNGISANI NDLOVU I think you must come to your senses and understand that there are more shonas than ndebeles in Zimbabwe therefore for a ndebele to form a party and expect to win in mashonaland is a nonstarter. The people of matebeleland must just accept that they come second after the shonas as far as numbers are concerned therefore they are second class no doubt about that. Whether you like it or not thats how it is my friend.

Chido - 5 January 2017

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