Staff Reporter | Members of the Joyce Mujuru led National People’s Party have accused their leader of selfishly positioning herself in the planned coalition and dumping the party.
In a closed door party discussion last night, Bulawayo based party members expressed concern at Mujuru’s individualistic approach to the coalition claiming that she is not consulting with the rest of the party leadership.
The members who spoke to ZimEye.com in confidence claim that Mujuru has never been keen to disclose any details of the deliberations she has been holding with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai. According to the members, Mujuru was asked by the Interim National Executive Committee to avail details of the draft Memorandum of Understanding before it was signed with Tsvangirai and the document has never been made available.
The members further indicated that they were shocked to learn through the media that Mujuru and Tsvangirai had signed the MOU on the 19th of April when the initial party position was that the MOU was to be signed on workers day after the party’s congress set for the 28th of this month.
The members claim that Mujuru has always insisted on a coalition agreement that will see her and Tsvangirai agreeing on a single Presidential candidate in the 2018 elections and leaving parliamentary candidates to battle the ground against ZANU PF split between their parties a move which will expose the candidates to a split vote which may favour ZANU PF.
Incidentally, some MDCT members here also raised the same sentiments against Tsvangirai on the proposed coalition.