Chamisa claims CCC has been infiltrated

Political Reporter

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader, Nelson Chamisa left tongues wagging after claiming that his party has been infiltrated by the ruling ZANU PF party.

A source said during a recent National Standing Committee (NSC) meeting, Chamisa shocked party members when he disclosed that he had received information from his Security and Intelligence sources that CCC has been infiltrated by the ruling ZANU PF party.

Chamisa reportedly alleged that ZANU PF had been trying to use infiltration tactics to weaken the party from inside since the era of the late Morgan Tsvangirai.

“Chamisa shocked everyone when he said that some of the most trusted and influential champions in CCC were being used as infiltration agents by ZANU PF. He alleged that ZANU PF was sponsoring the candidature of some of his lieutenants in its bid to weaken the opposition party.

“He also said the infiltration tactic was used before by the ruling party when it sponsored the candidatures of former Mabvuku Tafara legislator, James Maridadi, former Harare West legislator, Jessie Majome and former Zengeza legislator, Simon Chidhakwa who later defected to the ruling party ZANU PF,” said the source.

According to the source Chamisa claimed that he was closely monitoring CCC members and all those found having links with ZANU PF would be dealt with accordingly.

 “He even threatened that heads would roll as he will be closely monitoring those that were implicated as double agents. He said those who would be found wanting will be expelled from the party. He also said he would personally sign the nomination papers for CCC aspiring legislators for the 2023 Harmonised Elections,” the source said.

Chamisa’s allegations come amid rumours of a growing rift between him and the Maruva cabal, a faction that is opposing his presidency.

According to the source, the cabal, through Chalton Hwende as Secretary General, is alleged to be planning to impose its preferred candidates to contest the 2023 harmonised elections. The well-resourced Hwende has also not availed himself at Chamisa’s recent rallies prompting the party’s ace to feel insecure as 2023 General Harmonised Elections draw closer.