MDC-T has banned songs showering praises and naming some members of the renewal team, it has emerged.
During the Highfields rally over the weekend, organising secretary Nelson Chamisa stopped the playing of a song that includes other standing committee members Biti, deputy treasurer general Elton Mangoma, youth assembly president Solomon Madzore and others saying it was an interesting song turned bad by the inclusion of these names.
The lyrics on the song state that the message these days was about change and mentions party leaders from Morgan Tsvangirai, Biti and other standing committee members.
“There are people who are now being mentioned in those songs. That’s what makes it bad now,” Chamisa said ordering the stopping of the music being played when names of the renewal team members was about to be mentioned.
The MDC-T has been lately dogged by serious internal strife and is now teetering on the brink of another split.
The animosity has been evident of late even in the songs being played now focusing on the members of the renewal team warning them against selling out.
The songs alleged that MDC leader Welshman Ncube, former deputy premier Arthur Mutambara and National Constitutional Assembly leader Lovemore Madhuku “sold out the struggle” because of the love for money.
All songs naming Biti and his team seem also to have disappeared from the DJ’s play list at rallies save for the music denigrating the so-called “rebels”.
Others songs now being played include one urging Tsvangirai to remain steadfast even in the wake of those trying to destroy him through “internal coups”.
The party is currently in turmoil following the purported suspension of Tsvangirai and his loyalists in the standing committee including vice-president Thokozani Khupe, Chamisa, chairman Lovemore Moyo, spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora and others.
The Tsvangirai group also claims to have expelled Biti and other renewal team members who have become subject of ridicule at Tsvangirai rallies.