Following the recent recall of 18 more CCC members, including prominent figures such as Mkoba North legislator, Amos Chibaya, a series of clandestine meetings with that party's Secretary General, Sengezo Tshabangu, have come to light.
According to a reliable source within the party, these legislators, feeling the pressure of their uncertain political futures, have been secretly reaching out to Tshabangu, pleading for a reversal of their recall.
"Chibaya met with Tshabangu and offered to step down from his role as the CCC Movement Mobiliser, provided he is reinstated as a Member of Parliament," the source revealed, shedding light on the lengths to which these politicians are willing to go to retain their positions.
The case of Chibaya is not isolated. Other recalled legislators, including Oliver Mutasa (Zvimba East), Tapfumanei Willard Madzimbamuto (Seke), Stephen Chatiza (Goromonzi West), and Dephine Gutsa (Mashonaland East PR), have reportedly made desperate calls to Tshabangu, imploring him for mercy and reinstatement.
"They even promised to give him a percentage of their parliamentary perks if reinstated," added the source, indicating a sense of urgency and desperation among the recalled members.
Despite these efforts, Tshabangu appears unyielding. The source mentioned, "Tshabangu is adamant that these legislators didn’t win the party's candidate selection process fairly but were imposed on the people. He believes they should be recalled to allow citizens to freely choose their candidates."
The source hinted that the political circus within CCC was far from over, with expectations of more drama.
"Tshabangu is expected to soon recall Harare East legislator Allan Markham to pave way for Tendai Biti in that constituency," added the source.
As these developments continue to unfold, the future of these politicians and the stability of the CCC remain in jeopardy.