By Elizabeth Nyaguyo /Zvikomborero Machirori
Mashonaland East Provincial Chairlady Nancy Mazivise has dumped beleaguered opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) with immediate effect.
Mazivise said the opposition MDCT led by Douglas Mwonzora has lost its direction and no longer fighting for democratic change.
The top official told slymedianews that as it stands, the opposition’s vision, principle, culture and way of doing things, died with the party’s founding father Morgan Tsvangirai in 2018.
“I joined MDC-T because I wanted a democratic change and not personal benefits, but all that has changed and made worse soon after the death of Morgan Tsvangirai,” she said.
“The current leadership has lost direction, the issue of fighting for democratic change is no longer there, leaders are no longer following the party’s principles, divisions are the order of the day.”
“This is very destructive, the only option left now is to joining the ruling party under the leadership of President Emmerson Mnangagwa which looks like it’s well organised politically.”
Mazivise added, “The coming in of the Second Republic led by ZANU PF President Cde ED Mnangagwa and the failure of the MDC T to deal with power squabbles at the expense of the citizens changed the whole landscape and so my political perception.”
“Therefore, I have felt that my hope and eagerness to effect a better and stronger future for our country whereby everyone regardless of differences could participate economically, politically and socially are more aligning with ZANU PF new political ideology and party principles which services all Zimbabweans.”
She went on to say she had remained attached to the opposition MDC T after the death of Tsvangirai because she had hope that one day things will change for the better.
She also sees a better Zimbabwe under the leadership of President Mnangagwa.
“We voted in 2018 without violence and even the just ended 26 March by -elections were peaceful,” she said.
“Women as well as youths are being empowered mostly in rural areas even roads are being re-constructed.”
Mazivise has been an avid supporter and member of the opposition for the last 22 years.
She joined the party at its inception and rose through the ranks to become the Provincial Chairlady.