By Mutsa Makuvaza
VETERAN politician Lillian Timveous has broken silence on her ditching of the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa, where she was the party’s Senator for Midlands Province.
In her no-holds-barred statement, Timveous tore into MDC Alliance Secretary-General Chalton Hwende, a close ally of Chamisa, for tearing the party apart and frustrating a lot of top party officials including party spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere.
Timveous also accused Hwende of openly shaming party national chairperson Tabitha Khumalo infront of other Standing Committee members, with Chamisa allegedly doing nothing to reign in his friend from college days.
Moreover, Timveous accuses Hwende of abusing party funds and says she’s tired of unproductive politics, hence her decision to join the ruling Zanu-PF.
Hwende earlier Wednesday said Timveous had joined Zanu-PF so as to ringfence her Senatorial vehicle. Hwende said Timveous had to seek First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa’s assurance that her vehicle was safe, allegations which Timveous dismissed as baseless.
Timveous, who inherited a fortune from her late husband, a white Zimbabwean businessman and farmer, says she has many cars and properties in Zvishavane and across the country and has no need for a Senatorial car if ever it was to be taken away from her.
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Meanwhile, the MDC Alliance responded to the Timveous floor crossing: “We respect the right of Senator Timveos and Mr Chebundo to freely associate with a party of their choosing. We remain focused on championing the cause of the people, being a voice for the masses and winning Zimbabwe for change under the able leadership of President Nelson Chamisa.”
The party’s spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said:
“While everyone is free to join any political party, Zanu PF is never a progressive option.
“History and the people will judge those who enable a system that has caused untold suffering to the masses.
“We are clear – Zanu PF is the problem. Zanu PF must go.”
– Zimbabwe Voice 🔺