by Claver Nyuki
The shaky partnership between MDC Alliance and Zanu PF rebels, the National Patriotic Front (NPF), is living on borrowed time as irreconcilable differences continue to rock that marriage.
The Nelson Chamisa led MDC-T secretary general; Douglas Mwonzora invited the wrath of the NPF faithfuls when he was quoted in The Herald lambasting the marriage between the Alliance and Mr Robert Mugabe.
“My opposition to Mugabe is known in the party. I did not like Mugabe. I have opposed to working with him. I think Mugabe is a kiss of death. I still maintain that,” said Mwonora.
Responding to the statement by Mwonzora, NPF spokesperson, Jealiousy Mawarire posted a scathing attack on Mwonzora on his Twitter handle.
Mawarire revealed that Mwonzora travelled to Kenya and engaged the NPF patron, Patrick Zhuwao, with the hope of meeting with Mr Mugabe.
“Mwonzora travelled to Kenya to meet Patrick Zhuwao seeking a meeting between President Mugabe and the late MDC-T President Tsvangirai. Mwonzora stayed at Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham near Yaya Centre,” revealed Mawarire.
Mawarire added that, “After requesting for a meeting with President Mugabe, Mwonzora was given 3 conditions which Zhuwao said should be met before such a meeting could be arranged.
“It doesn't help anyone for Mwonzora to try to abet the junta propaganda that President Mugabe is responsible for MDC Alliance 'electoral loss', ironically, before the electoral court hears petitions challenging the result. This is not the right time for Mwonzora to pick up unnecessary fights,” he fumed.
Former Editor of The Sunday Mail, Edmund Kudzayi, also lambasted Mwonzora when he tweeted, “Herald are shameless propagandists but they don’t make up quotes. Zimpapers has educated people; they don’t just wake up and say the EU said this. They twist and distort. Mwonzora spoke to them and if he keeps this up tongofumurana zvipere zvokunyangirana. He’s gone too far.”
Attacks on Mwonzora follows MDC Alliance’s electoral loss in the recent poll which left that party vulnerable to more splits as its leadership remain divided over their next course of action.