THE MDC led by Welshman Ncube suffered another blow yesterday when its Bulawayo spokesperson Edwin Ndlovu quit citing personal reasons.
This comes a fortnight after MDC legislators Edward Mkhosi and Siyabonga Malandu-Ncube deserted the party to re-join MDC-T.
Ndlovu said he was taking a sabbatical from politics.
“I have decided to resign from the MDC with immediate effect due to personal reasons which have nothing to do with any individual or any political party,” Ndlovu told journalists at a press conference.
“I was not happy with the party’s performance during the harmonised elections.
“We sold a very good product, but we did not get the votes.”
The MDC failed to win a single directly contested seat in the elections.
Ndlovu scoffed at reports that he was joining the MDC-T, but was quick to add that he would bounce back into politics.
“Age is still on my side. I might bounce back.
“Once a politician, always a politician, but now I want to take a break from all political activities,” he said.
The MDC is struggling to remain afloat after last year’s poor showing in the July 31 elections.
Former MDC director of policy and research Qhubani Moyo left the party soon after the elections.
Matabeleland South chairperson Petros Mukwena was expelled for demanding the recall of secretary-general Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga from the National Assembly.
Misihairabwi-Mushonga was elected through the women’s quota on a Matabeleland South ticket despite her being from Harare province.