Chamisa considering a coalition with Mwonzora

Staff Reporter

Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa is reportedly considering engaging Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader, Douglas Mwonzora in a coalition as he seeks for ways to ensure his survival.

According to a source within the CCC party, Chamisa’s strategy of neglecting senior members whilst embracing young blood has backfired as he keeps losing seasoned members to the ruling ZANU PF party.

“Previously, Chamisa would create order through threatening senior members with expulsion. Unfortunately this has since backfired on him as senior party members are defecting to ZANU PF,” said the source who preferred to remain anonymous.

The source further revealed that following the departure of yet another senior CCC member, Roseline Zigomo, Chamisa is fast considering a coalition with Mwonzora in order to consolidate himself and give his party a life line in the upcoming elections.

“The departure by Roseline Zigomo has put more pressure on Chamisa who now strongly feels the need to enter into a coalition with Mwonzora in order to consolidate his grip on power whilst ensuring his party gets a life line in the upcoming elections,” the source added.

Chamisa is on record proclaiming that his CCC movement has been infiltrated by the ruling ZANU PF party.

Political analysts have, however, linked the mass exodus by senior CCC politicians to Chamisa’s totalitarian style of running the show. Chamisa literally stripped off powers from his lieutenants such as Tendai Biti and Charlton Hwende, leaving them to be just shadows to themselves.

Departure by these senior politicians has also started to show as the party is already struggling to field candidates in the upcoming Mutoko by-elections.