MDC Alliance’s Bulawayo Ward Two Councillor Joyce Ndlovu has claimed that the majority of the party’s Councillors are planning to abandon MDC-T president Douglas Mwonzora during the last days of their terms, that is, just before the 2023 general elections.
Mwonzora claims to be the leader of all MDC Alliance MPs and Councillors, and over the past two years, he has recalled dozens who refused to recognise his leadership.
However, some MDC Alliance MPs and Councillors have been hobnobbing with the CCC led by Nelson Chamisa, especially after the MDC-T/MDC Alliance failed to win a single parliamentary or local authority seat in the 26 March by-elections.
Ndlovu attended a caucus meeting of CCC Councillors two weeks ago despite her being an MDC Alliance Councillor. She accused her colleagues of hypocrisy for exposing her for attending a CCC meeting.
In leaked audio to the councillors’ WhatsApp group, Ndlovu also called Mwonzora “dull” for believing that he has the support of MDC Alliance Councillors in Bulawayo. She said:
MDC-T president Mwonzora is dull. If he was clever he would recall all the sell-outs from Bulawayo because from this group there is not even one councillor going with Mwonzora, the majority of you are saying they will leave him during the last days of your terms.
You are all sellouts you councillors, you went and attended a meeting called by president Chamisa in Harare, who sold you out, there is no councillor who is going with Mwonzora here, they are all lying, they are all sellouts.
I want that sell out now, you thieves, you sit at your house and busy exposing me, that sell out should be exposed so we cut off their nose.
When contacted for a comment by The Sunday News, Ndlovu confirmed that she was indeed the one speaking in the audio and stood by what she said. Added Ndlovu:
Yes, I sent that audio, my fellow councillors are just not honest and are indeed sellouts, the whole lot of them.