Own Correspondent|The MDC Alliance has suffered a blow after one of its partners, Transform Zimbabwe, has opted out of the political marriage.
T.Z, led by Jacob Ngarivhume was enticed into the 2018 pre-election political marriage of convenience by the late MDC founding President Morgan Tsvangirai in 2017.
Ngarivhume who was not remembered at all in the just ended MDC nomination congresses confirmed that his party had decided to pull out of the Alliance.
“We are leaving the alliance. We met as the executive and decided to make this decision.
“Transform Zimbabwe executive felt we can add more value as TZ to the democratic movement. We want to build more our organization and then work with the alliance in 2023,” said Ngarivhume.
The other members of the coalition included factions of former MDC Secretary Generals, Tendai Biti’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Welshman Ncube’s MDC, who have both been successfully integrated into the new MDC set up.
The other partners who have also been ignored in the building of the new MDC were Zanu Ndonga led by Denford Musiyarira, Multi-Racial Christian Democratic Party and Zimbabwe People First fronted by Agrippa Mutambara.
Ncube is now Chamisa’s deputy while Biti currently serves as vice national chairperson. The two have been nominated to contest to be vice presidents at the upcoming congress set for this month.
The Transform Zimbabwe leader however said his party could still go into another pre-election coalition with the MDC in the next election.
“Transform Zimbabwe executive felt we can add more value as TZ to the democratic movement. We want to build more our organisation and then work with the alliance in 2023,” he said.
Analysts have since indicated that the alliance was more of a reunion of the MDC which has seen those that have never been connected to the party sidelined.