MDC Alliance proportional representation Member of Parliament for Matabeleland South Province who was also the Chairperson of the party’s women wing, Lindiwe Maphosa, has quit the party and joined the Thokozani Khupe led MDC-T specifically to save her parliamentary position.
We publish below a translated version of her resignation note to fellow members of the party women wing.
Good morning fellow women comrades, I hope I find you well.
I want to thank you all first for standing with me and supporting me through out.
Today I come to you with a heavy heart. I have set down and thought deeply about my situation and realised that it is my right to remain in parliament and stay there for the next three years.
I know my decision will not go well with most of you but there comes a time in life when one has to make a personal decision.
Time will tell if I am wrong.
I found it illogical for me to let go of what I am already holding on for what I am hoping to get.
We all know very well how we have been treating each other as members of the MDC Alliance in Mat South.
I have no friends in the province and have had to survive by fighting to be who I am. It is by the grace of God against all odds that I came this far.
In this regard I hereby resign from my position as the provincial Chairlady and the party. I wish you all well and wish you would continue working hard in the fight to bring us a better Zimbabwe. I love you all.
Will advise the Secretary General and Organising Secretary of my exit from the party.
By Lindiwe Maphosa