Chamisa neglects CCC members to death

Staff Reporter

The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa has been accused of neglecting ailing members of his party to death only to appear at the funerals to give a graveside speech.

A source who spoke to this publication said that the family of the late CCC member, Christopher Dzimbanhete of Rugare suburbs in Harare, who succumbed to diabetes last Friday, accused Chamisa of neglecting their son during his time of need.

“Christopher was an avid supporter of Chamisa. When he fell sick, the family sent a word to Chamisa asking for monetary assistance so that they could purchase the needed medication. Chamisa didn’t respond to their plea. The family was surprised to see him coming for the funeral to give a glowing speech about Christopher. What Christopher needed was medication not a moving graveside speech from Chamisa,” said the source.

The source added that it was worrying that CCC was developing a tendency of using its members but later dump them during their time of need.

The same source said that last week, five CCC members succumbed to different ailments in Bulawayo and that party failed to assist in any kind.

“Last week, Bulawayo province was plunged into mourning following the death of five senior members. These members died due to different ailments. The party failed to assist with medication or even funeral arrangement. What the party needs are votes but it doesn’t care for the welfare of its members,” added the source.

The source gave out the names of CCC members who died in Bulawayo last week as Jourbert Ngwenya of Njube-Lobengula constituency, Lynnette Munikwa Ncube, Fungai Phiri of Luveve, Beatrice Moyo and Elita Mahlangu.

CCC Bulawayo provincial interim spokesperson, Swirthern Chiroodza confirmed the death of the five members whom he described as dedicated members. Chiroodza said that the five succumbed to various ailments that could have been treated if there were resources.