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Get ready for massive defections from opposition to Zanu-PF: Mpofu

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  • “We have been approached by individuals from all sections of the opposition who are disgruntled. In no time, you will be shocked with the numbers of many who will come to the altar of the revolution,” said Mpofu.

ZANU-PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu has said there is an imminent massive exodus of top officials from the opposition who have expressed interest to join the ruling party.

Mpofu said the opposition officials who have already defected and were paraded at State House by President Mnangagwa in the last few months were a tiny fraction of those whose exodus from the opposition is imminent.

“People must be ready for a massive exodus from the opposition.

“We have been approached by individuals from all sections of the opposition who are disgruntled. In no time, you will be shocked with the numbers of many who will come to the altar of the revolution,” said Mpofu.

Recently, former senior opposition MDC officials Senator James Makore and ex-national spokesperson Obert Gutu jumped ship and joined Zanu-PF.

Prior to the pair’s defection, former MDC Masvingo Urban legislator Tongai Matutu had also abandoned the opposition to join Zanu-PF, together with MDC deputy treasurer Lilian Timveos and Blessing Chebundo the ex-opposition legislator for Kwekwe Central.

The former MDC members cited displeasure at the party leadership, which they said lacked clear empowerment strategies.

They accused the leaders of concentrating on empowering themselves and dividing the party.

Asked about the ruling party’s position if there are any chances for some G40 members expelled in the aftermath of the 2017 popular military coup to be admitted to the party, Mpofu said the door is still open for anyone interested.

“We have not shut the door for anyone interested in being part of the revolutionary train. The party just requires our deportees from the political oblivion to stand the test of loyalty and discipline to be welcome back to the mother party, Zanu-PF.

“His Excellency President Mnangagwa who is the First The Secretary of the party has made it clear that Zanu PF is too big, a pocket with the capacity to “pocket us” all as long as we are loyal to the creed of the struggle and it’s a true meaning to our patriotic existentiality. The door is wide open,” said Mpofu. ■

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