By A Correspondent- Dumped former MDC Mayors have formed an alliance against the Nelson Chamisa led MDC.
Trading under the banner, the Former Mayors Association of Zimbabwe, the grouping comprises disgruntled former mayors and councillors who served under the late Morgan Tsvangirai.
The grouping, which now has more than 100 members, all of them former city fathers, said they are mobilising against Chamisa.
” We have seen that the new crop at MDC-Alliance is not accommodative. They want docile people who can not ask them where they would have gone wrong. The leadership wants bootlickers who ululate mediocrity. For that reason, they have dumped all the founding party members and go for the Mafikizolos they can control,” said one of the former mayors.
The AssociationAssociation said they want to see Chamisa sinking.
” We decided to move on with our political careers out of this clueless opposition which does not have new ideas of taking over power. They just oppose the government just for the sake of opposing without giving practical solutions. As experienced politicians who have a history of serving the people, we have seen it prudent to join the government,” said another former Mayor.
The Association’sAssociation’s spokesperson, the former Marondera Mayor, Farai Nyandoro, confirmed the existence of their coalition.
” We are mobilising all former mayors who served under the original MDC and they are all responding very well. The AssociationAssociation aims to help the government with our experience of running the affairs of the towns and cities. We started this initiative with 20 members (former mayors), and now the membership has ballooned to over 100,” said Nyandoro without commenting on the anti-Chamisa plot.