|MDC Alliance members in Manicaland|
Alliance Manicaland province has vowed to support its leader Nelson Chamisa
despite the current turbulence which has left the biggest opposition movement
facing an identity crisis with structures and supporters alike caught in the
The MDC has been torn
between the Chamisa led Alliance and the Thokozani Khupe ‘T’ which has been
endorsed by the Supreme Court as the legitimate party.
Khupe has managed to get
support from former Chamisa allies among them Douglas Mwonzora, Morgan Komichi
and Elias Mudzuri.
Khupe, through Mwonzora,
has declared war on all Chamisa allies with some being send to the guillotine
for refusing to recognize Khupe as the legitimate leader.
MDC Alliance Manicaland
provincial chairperson and former chief whip Prosper Mutseyami, who was recalled from Parliament by Khupe in May,
said that his province stands fully behind Chamisa and his executive is
implementing programmes to strengthen the party in the province.
“Manicaland is fully
behind president Chamisa. We will not waver on our resolve. We have been
betrayed but we will not look back. We are moving forward with the people’s
“We have been doing
programmes with our grass root structures and our people believe it is only
Chamisa who has the ability to move the country forward.
“There are some people
who decided to be bought and betray the people’s struggle but we will not be
forced to work with them.
“We are rallying our
people to get ready for 2023. We are very clear on our position. Chamisa is our
president and no court can ever impose a leader on us,” said Mutseyami.
He said Mwonzora will
not get any support from Manicaland even though it is his home province.
“Every leader should be
proud to be supported by people from his home but if you do not have that then
u are as good as lost. Mwonzora is from here but we will not support him
because he is lost. We do not follow a blind person.
“They may have recalled
us from Parliament for supporting our president but in the end the people’s voices
can never be silenced,” said Mutseyami.