It has come to our attention that former MDC Alliance national executive committee members Lilian Timveous and Blessing Chebundo have resigned from the party and joined the ruling party Zanu-PF.
As a movement we respect their right to associate with a political party of their choice.
While we wish our former colleagues well at their new political home, we take umbrage at their mischievous attempts to justify their shameful actions by casting aspersions on the MDC Alliance leadership in general and the secretary-general of the party in particular.
Allegations by former deputy national treasurer-general Timveous against secretary-general Chalton Hwende cannot pass the veracity test as the claims are outright falsehoods concocted to justify her treacherous and selfish decision to abandon the people’s struggle in order to join the Zanu-PF gravy train.
The outlandish claims by Timveous that she was pushed out of the party are impossible to believe given that the same party colleagues she seeks to malign today allowed her to hold very senior positions in the party’s provincial and national structures over the years when many other cadres qualified to hold the same posts.
At the time of her resignation, Timveous was the national deputy treasurer-general of the party. A very senior position in the MDC Alliance which allowed her to sit in the national standing committee which is chaired by the president of the party. This would not have been possible without the deliberate support of the same colleagues she now seeks to besmirch.
We know that Timveous, like other leaders who left the MDC Alliance before, had become over-ambitious. Her decision to leave the MDC Alliance is a direct result of her failure to accept the will of the MDC Alliance membership when she lost the popularity contest during the party’s elective congress in Gweru where she was defeated by Lynnette Karenyi Kore for the vicepresident post.
It is a matter of fact that all those senior members who left the MDC Alliance in recent months, are over-ambitious individuals who got angry and disillusioned after losing internal elections in the MDC Alliance.
It is common knowledge that Thokozani Khupe, Douglas Mwonzora, Morgen Komichi, Elias Mudzuri, Tracy Mutinhiri, Timveous and Blessing Chebundo only decided to leave the MDC Alliance after losing internal elections in the party.