Chamisa’s dictatorial tendencies exposed

by Elijah Chihota

The political bickering within the MDC Alliance is threatening the survival of the political grouping as its presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa has decided to solely steer the ship, thereby grieving fellow principals and the spirit of unity.

Under the direction of Chamisa, the MDC-T went on to grab seats allocated to Alliance partners by fielding MDC-T candidates. In a letter dated 18 June 2018, the MDC Southern region wrote to Chamisa complaining.

“Considering that we as the MDC have four constituencies allocated to us under the MDC Alliance agreement, one of which MDC-T stole from us we have been undeniably shortchanged,” wrote the MDC.

As if that was not enough, the party took to its twitter handle @MDC party and tweeted that “If @nelsonchamisa is failing to put his house in order, it calls for him to go back to MDC-T and leave the @MDCAllianceZW as he is destroying the project.

A Twitter user, Bensen Banga @BensenBanga1 commented that the MDC-T was pushing a party position not that of the Alliance at large and was also responsible for the failure of both the National Electoral Reforms Agenda (NERA) and Zimbabwe National Electoral Reforms Agenda (ZINERA).

“The MDC-T was never well meaning in negotiations for a grand coalition, they're the cause for the abandonment of the ZINERA project and they destroyed NERA. This alliance is just meant to save face and make it seem as if they listened to the people by coalescing,” said Banga.

Chamisa and his MDC-T entered into a coalition with six other political parties in August last year, but over the past few months he and his party developed the big brother mentality and are running the project as a personal property.