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MDC Now A Dead Party - Political Analyst

MDC Now A Dead Party - Political Analyst

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has died and the electorate has to accept its death, as no one could resurrect it, exiled former cabinet minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has said.

Speaking on a Twitter space hosted by CITE on the aftermath of the Nomination Court: By-Elections or Mini General Election, Moyo, a former University of Zimbabwe political science lecturer, said the events leading up to and the sitting of the Nomination Court on 26 January 2022, confirmed the MDC’s demise.

The MDC was formed in 1999 with the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai elected its founding president.

The party has, however, experienced several splits during its short existence and factionalism deepened in March 2020 when the Supreme Court ruled that its popular leader, Nelson Chamisa, was illegitimate.

Moyo asserted that for the first time since 2000, the MDC will not be a major contender in Zimbabwean elections. He said:

This was a very historic Nomination Court, apart from that for the first time, it had two sittings, it’s been decisive, unprecedented and showed election results before the by-elections on March 26, 2022.

We have before the body politic, amazing results that are the outcome of these by-elections, thanks to the sitting of the Nomination Court.

Notably among the results is a historic fact that due to the run-up to the sitting, we have one political party dead and this happens after having it been a major feature of national politics since 1999 or if you want since parliamentary elections of 2000.

Early this year, Chamisa dumped the MDC Alliance name after MDC-T leader Douglas Mwonzora claimed to be the leader of all parties with the MDC acronym.

Chamisa and his allies launched the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), with the new party set to contest the 26 March by-elections. Said Moyo:

We have one party dead and another party born. I think it is striking and quite surprising that debates on this issue have not unpacked the implications.

The planning on ZANU PF part, in general (President Emmerson) Mnangagwa, in particular, working with Mwonzora, invested a lot of time and resources in a scenario where we were going to have two MDCs or two MDC Alliances.

The fact that Chamisa pulled a fast one on the eve of the Nomination Court, coming up with a new party is something the state of Mnangagwa and ZANU PF obviously thought about, it was not entirely unexpected, but unlikely.

It’s not that they (Chamisa and team) came up with a new party but they came up with one whose immediate impact was to kill anything called the MDC.

Mwonzora had boasted that his MDC-T owned MDC Alliance and all its derivatives, he thought something called MDC was a big deal but the outcome of the Nomination Court has been a surprise to him.

Clearly, he had not bargained for this. I’m sure some of his people wish they had kept the MDC-T and not run as MDC Alliance.

While Chamisa won more than two million votes in the 2018 presidential elections, Mwonzora is yet to lead a political party in a national election.

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26 Comments

Black Jack 3 months ago

NEW SLOGAN. ED PFEEE/PFUUUU. NENHAMO/WITH POVERTY.


Chief 3 months ago

Guys please take your time reading these articles cz some of you are not getting what jonso is saying. I don't see him going hard on chamisa's CCC...the dead political party belong to nzondora who's a zanu puppet and this has cost zanu big time because they thought nzondora's mdc will draw masses manje things just turned out another way round. I will vote for CCC n i urge Kartel and tkt to do the same


Tich 3 months ago

Kartel anopenga uyu ndovanhu vaye vanovhiya vanamai ava

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EG PFUUU 3 months ago

PAMBERI NE ZANU PF


Kulz 3 months ago

Respect people Johno yikho owawukufuna so what are you analyising now.to tell us that your dream has come true. Where is your G40 cabal friend Tyson kkkkkk are you enjoying there guyz kkk. Kumnandi hanti kkkkk .you advised Zanu pf thugs after being walloped pants dwn by Tsvangirai to unleach terror and vote for r favorite party by the becoz y were a stakeholder in the club (Zanu) of thieves . What yourself did you loot. Just tell the truth and shame the devil Something worth really to push you through up to now from 2017 during coup days.Ok tell us who was/is the biggest looter who will go to exile soon with billions of dollars to take care there leaving leaving everyone behind stinking poores. Be a man bra. Tell the truth.kkkkkk.Bloody fool😪😪😪😪😪😪


Gaffer 3 months ago

Childish comment ever..m

Kulz 3 months ago

He was getting favors and being paid Huge sums of tax payers' money by RG to confuse people and destroy MDC and also to ensure that Tsvangirai is dead.He thought one day he would be chosen to be the Heir to the throne (what a dream Mafikizolo ). You should be saying this in jail here defending your views and fighting like a man . He suggested zanu f
Pf to unleash terror to the villagers .He once tried to form his own party 'Hard Rock).kkkkk Pliz Johno tell us what comes out when you mix an egg and a potato....kkkkk.SHUT UP u idiot. You contributed to this demise we are experiencing now. Stay there .why poking r ass in Zimbabwean politics .what do u want boy.Support Chamisa genuinely and come home to be garrulous as you are he won't hurt you...coz u are stupid.Ccc has no blood in his hands CCCCCCCCCCC Chete Chete CCC yebo yellow.,👍👍👍🌞🌞🌞🌞🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥


Jinn 3 months ago

And Mwonzora was the undertaker


Ginious 3 months ago

NHM🤠


doc 3 months ago

ok


monzora maporo 3 months ago

maporo monzorw


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

After this election we will need a cadvour dog to find the corpse of the mdc and ccc to give them a proper burial come 2023. Asvotwa ngarutse🤮🤮🤮🥵🥵
ZANU PF MUSHONGA UNOURAYA MHANDU IPAPO
VOTE ZANU PF
PASI NE ccc


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

@ Simple boi ndati PAMBERI NE ZANU PF get that in your thick head you nimkumpoop.

Simple boi 3 months ago

Uri rombe mufesi wanku, if you hurt a change you're just stupid, you're a non moving thing, I wonder why people with your mentality still living

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

WHAT A GOOD ANALYSIS BY THE GOOD PROFESSOR IN POLITICAL SCIENCES!!!!!

I CONCUR WITH MUZVINAFUNDO JONATHAN MOYO THAT MDC IS DEAD AND BURIED 6 FEET UNDERGROUND. VERY SOON DOUGLAS TOGARASEYI MWONZORA IS GOING TO BE CHARGED FOR TEMPERING WITH A GRAVE.

THIS TIME AROUND CITIZENS WANT CHANGE, REAL CHANGE. CITIZENS ARE ANGRY WITH ZANU PF. ZANU PF IS NO LONGER AN ASSET, BUT A GREAT LIABILITY TO CITIZENS.

THERE IS NOTHING WHICH CAN STOP CCC FROM WINNING IN THE BYELECTIONS ON 26 MARCH 2022.

SO FAR CCC HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH DOUBLE FIELDING IN ONE CONSTITUENCY IN BULAWAYO AND ONE WARD IN MASVINGO. CCC EXECUTIVE MUST CLEAN UP THIS MESS BEFORE THE HARMONISED ELECTIONS.

ANOTHER PROBLEM CCC EXPERIENCED IN 2018 WAS ITS FAILURE TO POST POLLING AGENTS AT ALL POLLING STATIONS IN THE COUNTRY. IF CCC FAILS TO POST POLLING AGENTS AT PARTICULAR POLLING STATIONS, THEN ZANU PF SHALL HAVE FIELD DAYS AT THOSE POLLING STATIONS.

POLLING AGENTS MUST BE WELL VETTED, TRAINED AND POSTED. THEY MUST BE WELL PAID AND FED WHILE THEY ARE IN THEIR POSITIONS. IF CCC FAIL TO PAY AND FEED THEM PROPERLY, ZANU PF MAY POUNCE ON THEM.

THESE BYELECTIONS ARE A PRACTICE SESSION FOR CCC, ZANU PF AND MDC T. MY PREDICTIONS ARE: CCC = 90%, ZANU PF = 10% AND MDC T = 0%.

CITIZENS HAVE RESPONDED WITH VERVE TO THE COMING IN OF CITIZENS COALITION FOR CHANGE [CCC].

[ GO CITIZENS COALITION FOR CHANGE GO ].

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Muchena Washe 3 months ago

I suggest CCC should invest much on polling agents. To make sure CCC is represented anywhere. Kana zvikaitika kuti pashaikwa representative kumusha ikoko Chamisa is representing us there so lets vote for our president. Zvakanyanya kunaka ndezve kuti CCC iwane councillor in each ward then we are are good to go. Chamisa anodiwa kwese chero maZanu come 2023 they are going to vote for him.
Vote CCC
Vote Chamisa
Vote for Jones
Vote for economic recovery
Vote for revival of education sector
Vote for change that delivers

Boss Veda 3 months ago

Jombo munhu ano analyser & can support munhu or party yaanoda

Fortune Muchuchuti 3 months ago

Your comments I'm sure, from your comfort zones and authored in your urban homes excite yourselves and your audience in the same small urban confines. But some of us who understand and live in the face of real situations on the ground in the rural communities know that it's just talk and hopeless. Chamisa has no policy nor representation where I live. I have no problem with democracy, but facts are.

Sponono 3 months ago

@BUSH LAWYER, you're correct with your advice to CCC party regarding the full deployment of polling agents in all polling stations across the country. Sadly, there have been unsubstantiated allegations of "ghost" polling stations in the aftermath of our past elections. CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA, our lawyer, please explain to us whether ghost polling stations "exist" and how such things can be eliminated or prevented given that the deployment of polling agents in these "areas" seem impractical.

Jombo 3 months ago

Very good points there...but I suggest that Mr Bush Lawyer you should analys politics,rather than supporting CCC....it sometimes makes your comments biased

Muzanu pf 3 months ago

Pamberi nemhanduuuu pasi nezanu of😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


Pasi nemhanduuuuuuuuuuwuuu 3 months ago

Pamberi neZANU PF


Coole 3 months ago

Utori Nhamo iwe , Poverty is your name mtaka Satan
Khonapho udle nzima maybe ngokucela Njan
iManduuuuu kayihlo

Chikandamina 3 months ago

True moyo,ccc ndiyo ya big party.


TETE BEE (mkadzi anonaka mukati nekunze)💋💝 3 months ago

Beware of ZANU thugs mzukuru Chamisa CCC chete chete pasi neMDC, mayellow chete chete


Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Tikahwina ma election ndichakunama panonaka wanzwa here tete bee


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