The MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora has been accused of working with the ruling ZANU PF party to destroy opposition politics in Zimbabwe and create a de facto one-party state.
This comes as the MDC-T reportedly nominated a ZANU PF official to stand for the opposition party in the Binga North by-election.
The MDC-T candidate, Peggy Mudimba, reportedly holds a position in the ZANU PF Women’s League.
Her husband, Mayasi Mudenda, is alleged to be the ZANU PF District Secretary for Administration. Prominent journalist Hopewell Chin’ono tweeted:
Douglas Mwonzora meant it when he said he was now working with ZANU-PF. Meet his by-election candidate for Binga North, Peggy Mudimba. She holds a position in the ZANU-PF Women’s League.
Her husband Mayasi Mudenda is the ZANU-PF District Secretary for Administration.
Mwonzora met President Emmerson Mnangagwa twice at State House last year in his pursuit of the suspension of elections and formation of a Government of National Unity.
Mwonzora’s meetings with Mnangagwa raised eyebrows as they took place outside the Political Actors Dialogue (POLAD).
Political commentators have asked why Mnangagwa was ready to meet Mwonzora yet he refused to meet Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader Nelson Chamisa, insisting that he should join POLAD.
Mwonzora wrote to ZEC last month asking the electoral body not to allow any other political party to use the MDC brand and all its derivatives, prompting Chamisa, who had been MDC Alliance, to launch CCC.