By Nompumelelo Sibanda
TWO former MDC-A top officials Lilian Timvious and Blessing Chebundo have joined the ruling Zanu PF party.
Announcing the news, Presidential spokesperson George Charamba said: “Two former MDC Alliance key members, Senator Lilian Timvious and Cde Blessing Chebundo have crossed the floor to join the ruling Zanu-PF Party. They have just met with the President and First Secretary, Cde ED Mnangagwa, at State House.”
They were welcomed at State House by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Zanu PF Chairperson and Minister of Defence & War Veterans Affairs Oppah Muchinguri Kashiri and Midlands Minister of State and Devolution Larry Mavhima.
“Chebundo had since left MDC-A to join MDC-T now led by Senator Douglas Mwonzora. Both figures opined that they found it futile to continue with negative opposition for the sake of opposition instead of joining hands with the rest of the country to support Vision 2030,” Charamba added.
Chebundo had since left Chamisa to join the MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora. He was now the party’s secretary for local government.
Timveous was the MDC-T Senator for Masvingo for a long time.
Reacting to the developments, former Zanu-PF chief propagandist Professor Jonathan Moyo, who now openly supports the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance, said the two floor crossers are political minions and their move was inconsequential.
“It’s debatable, whether this is a substantive development. The two are political minions. Also, it’s bad and old optics, even illegal, to abuse State House for partisan politics.
“And this is expected to be announced and celebrated by Tafadzwa Mugwadi or Simon Khaya-Moyo, not you Cde Charamba!” – Zimbabwe Voice 🔺