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MDC-T Split Could Benefit ZANU PF - Political Analyst

MDC-T Split Could Benefit ZANU PF - Political Analyst

The recent split of the opposition MDC-T into two formations, one led by Douglas Mwonzora and the other led by Thokozani Khupe is likely to benefit the ruling ZANU-PF party in upcoming elections, a political commentator has said.

Speaking to CITE on Friday, Bulawayo-based political analyst Effie Ncube opined that Zimbabwe needs a strong opposition party to ensure the ruling party is held to account.

Ncube was speaking after suspended MDT deputy president Thokozani Khupe on Friday announced the formation of a new splinter group which she now leads. Said Ncube:

Any country that hopes to survive as a democracy needs a very strong opposition. This is the case especially in Zimbabwe where you have a lawless dictatorship in power.

You need a very strong and united opposition not just for purposes of contesting elections but for purposes of ensuring accountability and transparency in the day to day administration of public affairs.

Sadly in Zimbabwe, the opposition continues to fracture and factionalise into smaller and smaller pieces that are not going to be able to challenge ZANU-PF adequately in order to generate the change that people want.

In fact, it [the MDC-T split] weakens the opposition by and large. More so even of greater threat is the disunity amongst the opposition beyond even the issue of Mwonzora and Khupe.

There is also the issue of Chamisa and other political organisations across the board that are needed, that must be united in order to generate the kind of momentum for change that is needed.

The more the opposition divides, the more it will divide the vote and make it easy for ZANU-PF to stay in power.

The more the opposition divides, the more despondency and apathy will set into the electorate.

Fewer and fewer people will turnout, fewer and fewer people will turn out to vote on an appointed day because they feel the opposition is not taking them seriously.

What it means for the opposition, this split or any other split in the opposition means a weaker opposition that gives ZANU-PF an advantage at a time when ZANU-PF has destroyed the country.

Zimbabwe is just over two months away from holding by-elections. Most of the seats fell vacant after Khupe and Mwonzora recalled MDC Alliance MPs and councillors, accusing them of supporting MDC Alliance Nelson Chamisa.

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18 Comments

Dahwa 3 months ago

Zanu pf inofanira irikunakirwa zvakaipa. Tichavanzwa vakutwitter zvisina basa soon. Pfuma yenhaka inokonzeresa.


KODZONGA WA MWAKO 3 months ago

IF I WAS CHAMISA, I WAS TO CHANGE MY LOGO TO HIS FACE DIRECTLY BECAUSE THAT PALM LOGO WILL BE A DISTURBANCE TO THE OLD MAGOGOS WHO LIKE TO VOTE FOR THE MDC ALLIANCE PARTY.

HE IS NO LONGER UNDER THE MDC T, SO WHG SHIVERING TO CHANGE THE NAME OR LOGO

IT IS SO GOOD FOR CHAMISA TO BUILD HIS HOUSE BY HIS OWN BRICKS BECAUSE THESE MDCs ARE ANOTHER PARTY'S PROJECT ON WHICH IN FUTURE ANY DISTURBANCES WILL RISE AGAIN FROM THESE MDC CRUMBS

MAY HE FORM HIS PARTY AND THEN HIS SUPPORTERS ARE HOBHO BECAUSE HE HAD ALOT FROM MDC ALLIANCE, MDC T, ZANU PF AND SOME ARE ABOUT TO LEAVE THEIR PARTIES FOR HIM AGAIN

HE IS DELAYING

ACTION CHAMISA WHILE THEY ARE THROWING A DEAD CAT ON THE FACE OF EACH OTHER

STRIKE THE IRON WHILST HOT NERO


Majeke 3 months ago

Mudzimu waro bonga kuwana huku dzichirwa kwakuzoti hee Zanu pf inobira pakadi apa netsanai chaizvo .Avo vasina zita neawo wanozviti Alliance T zvese pamunhu 1 gadzirirai kuendesena kumatare after 26 March isu zvedu tinenge tichingoti paita gwanza toti pfee.Muchatangazve kudzingana muparamende tichaonerera ngativhotei 26 hakusi kure


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

😂😂😂😂✊✊✊✊✊ Mira uone

Between the lines 3 months ago

ThokoZANU Khupe vs Douglas MwonzoNGAGWA


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madara 3 months ago

ma1


Vybz Kartel 3 months ago

Ndogara ndichikuudzai kuti MDC tichairakasha zvekuti muchakanganwa nezvayo for good


Mr male 3 months ago

Vagara vana khupe na mwonzora Havana ma supporters chero kuzanu zviriko wani tirikuzviona manje kwenyu hazviperi mushe takazviona Kuna Va mugabe 😂😂😂😂

B 3 months ago

Bravoooo u are making progress


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

I CORDIALLY DIFFER WITH THE POLITICAL ANALYST, EFFIE NCUBE. I DO NOT AGREE THAT THE SPLIT IS LIKELY TO BENEFIT ZANU PF ONLY.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IN OPPOSITION TRENCHES DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE IN THAT SCARF. IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF THE SCARF, NO. THEY JUST FEEL THAT ZANU PF HAS OVERSTAYED IN POWER. IT IS TIME THAT IT IS LAWFULLY REMOVED THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX.

IT IS MY VIEW THAT MOST SUPPORTERS WILL GO BACK TO MDC ALLIANCE WHERE THEY CAME FROM WHEN THEY REJOINED MDC T. NOW THAT MDC T IS CRUMBLING LIKE A HEAP OF CARDS, THEY WILL CHOOSE TO REMAIN IN THE OPPOSITION, PARTICULARLY IN MDC ALLIANCE.

THOSE DISSATISFIED WITH MDC T PERFORMANCE WILL COME BACK TO REJOIN MDC ALLIANCE BECAUSE IT IS MORE STABLE THAN ZANU PF AND MDC T. DO NOT FORGET ZANU PF'S CONTROVERSIES IN MASHONALAND CENTRAL PROVINCE, MIDLANDS PROVINCE AND HARARE PROVINCE IN THEIR RECENT INTERNAL ELECTIONS.

I PERSONALLY DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR TOGARASEYI DOUGLAS MWONZORA BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN USED AS AN APPENDAGE OF ONE THESE POLITICAL PARTIES. HE IS BENT ON DESTROYING MDC ALLIANCE. POLITICAL PARTIES IN THE OPPOSITION MUST COMPLIMENT ONE ANOTHER AND NOT TO BE SWORN ENEMIES.

I WISH TOGARASEYI WELL IN THE POLITICAL WILDERNESS HE IS ABOUT TO ENTER.

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
{ THE BUSH LAWYER }


Slay 3 months ago

Haa tamirira kt vanhu vatibudisire ma (v11) kechipiri


M 3 months ago

Vanhu vanoti zanu pf iri greedy pazvigaro but haaa opposition yava mberi,m munga defeater sei rulling party imi pachenyu muchidamburana, morgan was better


S 3 months ago

Ungangoti ZANU chiororo but Nyika yaparara. Nzara yanyanya, kuzoti mbavha. And Corruption. Nyika yangove yema vendors anobatwa futi ne municipality. Vachibvisiswa chemuhomwe. Ndatozviona nhasi nemaziso angu. Shame.


L 3 months ago

Come 2023 vatsigiri ve opposition vachashaiwa pokuisa x coz ma leaders enyu haana formation


Jimaz 3 months ago

This so called political analyst is biased coz for a start Mwonzora and Khupe were NEVER opposition party leaders but an extension of Zanu pf especially in their doomed quest to weaken the people's choice and this latest fallout between the two is actually a blow to Zanu pf , some fence seaters who thought Mwonzora was unfairly accused of being a Zanu pf agent are now sobering to that fact meanwhile Adv Chamisa is marching on ,the people's victory is slowly showing along the horizon


Fortune Muchuchuti 3 months ago

Why should Zanu pf build a strong opposition party? Why should it create a strong opponent to itself? All the MDC parties were not built by Zanu Pf. Zanu Pf had also to learn over the years that parties had been formed just like everyone. It's easy to see that these parties are mere personal properties of Chamisa, Mwonzora, Khupe and so on, and this means opposition politics is now shamefully under personal captivity. There's nothing national about that. Zanu Pf remains focused as a nation-centred, democratic national project in this case.

Youth 3 months ago

You speak truth. Zanu has failed in their quest to build a puppet main opposition party. Now they'll start losing sleep again as it is becoming clearer to all that the unstoppable is on its way. Another defeat in the upcoming 2023 elections is more inevitable than ever. Will they rig again successfully, will the Zanu pf cadre chief justice rule in their favor again? Only God knows

🤨🤨 3 months ago

Haaaa ma 1 I zanu yakonzera zvese izvi zanu chiororo ndatenda hangu



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