By Staff Reporter
Former Harare Provincial Chairperson for opposition MDC-T Zivai Mhetu said current party leader Douglas Mwonzora is a non-performer and should leave and allow people with new ideas to take the party forward.
Mhetu who since has announced that he is quitting the party has lately been throwning numerous accusations at Mwonzora’s face including mismanagement of party funds, abuse of office and being an appendage of ZANU PF.
He represented the MDC-T and MDC Alliance as a candidate in the 26 March by-elections in Epworth and performed dismally.
He garnered 745 against ZANU PF’s Zalera Makari who won the seat with 10248 while Citizens Coalition for Change’s Earthrage Kureva came second with 8283 votes.
He blames Mwonzora for his loss.
“If I had gone into the election representing a different political outfit, I would have won. I did not lose the elections in Epworth but it was because of Mwonzora,” he told this publication.
He further said, “to show you that I am not lying, I will give you an example. I was confronted by people during my campaigns who told me in my face that as long as it is the MDC-T led by Mwonzora they would not vote for me.”
Mhetu said he wanted to move a no-confidence vote against Mwonzora at the party’s national council meeting held last Friday.
He was barred from attending the meeting and claims that he was threatened with violence by people aligned to Mwonzora.