MDC-T dismisses disgruntled MP

MDC-T Bulawayo chairman Gorden Moyo yesterday dismissed Magwegwe legislator Felix Magalela Sibanda’s claims that the party was on a drive to replace founding members with civil society activists.

REPORT BY SILAS NKALA

Moyo said those were “rat and mouse” issues, which as a provincial chairman he would not want to talk about since they were unfounded.

“I do not discuss rat and mouse issues. I do not vote in Magwegwe, I do not support any candidate,” he said.

“I support all the candidates who have won the election as they will stand for the party against Zanu PF during the next general elections.

“Everyone in the party is important to me, as a chairman.”

Moyo also said Sibanda’s claims that he won the Magwegwe primary elections were false as the presiding officer and deputy national spokesperson Joel Gabbuza Gabuza declared Anele Ndebele winner in the elections in every candidate’s presence.

“The primary elections in Magwegwe involved Sibanda the sitting MP, Ndebele and Promise Mkwananzi,” he said. “Sibanda got 173, Mkwananzi got 71 and Ndebele got 176 votes. Ndebele was declared winner by Gabuza and there was no confusion about the elections as claimed.”

On Tuesday Sibanda threatened to form a breakaway faction of the MDC-T to be called the Real MDC following the primary polls loss.

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