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Chebundo departure is good riddance

26 Feb 2021 at 06:36hrs | Views
IN response to MDC bigwigs Chebundo, Timveos defect to Zanu-PF: I am really surprised that former Kwekwe Central MP Blessing Chebundo, of all the people, has decided to join the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Growing up in Kwekwe, I witnessed how the Zanu-PF militia harassed this guy in the run-up to elections in the early 2000s.

Zanu-PF even burnt down his home in Newtown suburb. Politics is about money, and I have reason to believe that Chebundo has been bought.

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Last year, he lost in the MDC Alliance primary elections for the Kwekwe Central seat to youth leader Judith Tobaiwa. So as it stands, he is nowhere near being called a bigwig?

Icansayhewasabigwig during the time President Emmerson Mnangagwa was contesting for the Kwekwe Central seat in the 2000 and 2005 elections, not now.

I always wonder how he beat before a new constituency Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe was created specifically to accommodate the politically-bruised Zanu-PF heavyweight.

Now it is the people of Zimbabwe who are bigwigs because without them, Chebundo will never be anywhere near our country's political landscape.

I don't think the departure of Chebundo and Lillian Timveos from the MDCs is a blow to the MDCs, but good riddance.

A blow would be felt if the 2,2 million people who voted for Nelson Chamisa in the 2018 elections defect enmasse to Zanu-PF.



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