Nothing Wrong With Former ZANU PF Stalwarts Taking Positions In The MDC
4 May 2019
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Jealous Mawarire (left) with former President Robert.

Correspondent|National Patriotic Front Spokesperson Jealousy Mawarire has defended the decision by MDC to elect Shadreck  Mashayamombe who is former Zanu-PF Harare province secretary for commissariat to the position of  secretary for mobilisation committee in the MDC and Jappy Jaboon who was the ruling party’s Masvingo province secretary for commissariat for the position of  secretary for strategic projects (intelligence committee).

The MDC has recently come under fire from its fierce critics who are accusing it of being  captured by the ex-G40 members.

Said Mawarire, “The Cdes have done NO WRONG. They haven’t abandoned the fight for democracy but just changed stations. Iconic freedom fighters like General Mujuru crossed floors from Zapu to Zanu but remained steadfast in fight for a free Zim. We wish cdes Jaboon and Mashayamombe well in their new positions.”

Mashayamombe and Jaboon are former members of NPF.

Shadreck Mashayamombe being addressed by former First Lady Grace Mugabe at a ZANU PF Rally

Some MDC members are saying the election of the two violates the party’s constitution. For anyone to assume a position in the party, they must have served at grassroots level for more than five years.

Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume said that constitutional provision does not apply because Mashayamombe and Jaboon are coming in as alliance partners.

“They are coming in as alliance partners, remember they were candidates for MDC in last year’s harmonised election and if they were good enough to sit in Parliament representing MDC they are also good enough to be in structures,” Mafume said.