Daggers out for Ncube

Political Reporter

The political life of the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) co- vice president, Welshmen Ncube is hanging by a thread as some members of that party want him expelled for harbouring presidential ambitions.

A source who spoke to this publication said that Ncube is being accused of creating parallel structures and reviving his now defunct MDC-N party ahead of the 2023 plebiscite.

“Ncube is being accused of creating parallel structures and reviving his MDC-N party structures ahead of the 2023 elections. Last weekend, people donning MDC-N regalia met at Chicken Slice in Bulawayo to choose candidates who would contest in the forthcoming elections on behalf of that party. Ncube also want to challenge Nelson Chamisa during the national presidential elections. Because of this, some CCC members now want Ncube expelled from the party because his loyalty to Chamisa and the party is questionable,” said the source.

According to the source, it was resolved during that MDC-N meeting that no Shona speaking person would be allowed to contest in the Matebeleland region in the forthcoming elections. The same meeting accused CCC of trying to impose its Shona candidates in Matebeleland region.

The source added that the meeting had Ncube’s blessings although he did not attend.

“Although Ncube was not present at the meeting, he was the one who organised that meeting. Ncube is using his front men to revive the MDC-N project. He is in CCC but his heart is with his MDC-N project,” added the source.

Meanwhile, another source within CCC said that Ncube’s days within that party were numbered as members were plotting to demonstrate against him for not being loyal to Chamisa. The source added that Ncube was causing factionalism within CCC hence he should be expelled.

“Ncube should be expelled before the anticipated CCC elective congress. Ncube is a traitor, a tribalist and power hungry and should not be accommodated within CCC. If he does not resign, we will force him to resign through demonstrations,” said the source.

Efforts to get a comment from Ncube and CCC interim national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere were futile as their mobile phones were not reachable.