Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) Interim co-Vice President Welshman Ncube is reportedly setting up structures for his defunct MDC-Ncube/Green party in preparation for its re-launch before August this year.
A source who spoke to this publication on condition of anonymity, said Ncube was using the tribal card insinuating that the Ndebele people had no place in CCC, hence they should converge around his party so that they could have true representation in Parliament.
The source said that Ncube is reported to have made a declaration that in the 2023 Harmonised General Elections, no Shona speaking person will be afforded a chance to represent Bulawayo and other Matebeleland areas in both local authority and parliamentary elections. According to the source, Ncube claimed that it was only the MDC-N that had the interests of the Ndebele at heart, hence they should support the MDC -N
The source added that Ncube has confided in close associates that he was tired of being treated as a political novice by Chamisa, hence he was planning to revive the MDC–N formation.
“Ncube is now ready to re-launch the MDC-N. He has been setting up structures in Bulawayo, Matebeleland North and South in anticipation of the re-launch of his party. He has managed to convince some members within CCC to ditch that party and join him,” said the source.
The source added that after the re-launch of the MDC N, Ncube is likely to be deputised by former MDC chairperson Lovemore Moyo and efforts were also being made to rope in the Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) Mqondisi Moyo as the Secretary General.
According to the source, Ncube has been blaming Chamisa for muzzling the Ndebele-speaking people from freely expressing themselves in CCC. Ncube is believed to have recently held a caucus meeting in Nketa at a house belonging to a war veteran known as Collen Ndlovu were he described Chamisa as a dictator who had no capacity to win state power.
The same source added that Ncube was clandestinely engaging some people in South Africa urging them to financially support the revival of the MDC–N.
Efforts to get a comment from Ncube were futile as he was not answering his mobile phones.