Deputy President of the Thokozani Khupe breakaway MDC-T party, Obert Gutu has denied allegations that the party is being sponsored by Zanu-PF to split the opposition vote. He said that the party is self-sponsoring as it is using personal resources from individuals with the party. He also denied allegations that the party had been promised leadership positions in a purported Government of National Unity (GNU) to be formed after elections. In an interview with The Standard, Gutu said, resources from
Those allegations are beyond nonsense! It’s total and absolute hogwash. Whoever is making those false and malicious allegations is obviously trying to hoodwink the people of Zimbabwe. All my life I have never been a member of Zanu PF. I am an extremely principled person. I just don’t flow with the wind. Our party is determined to show all Zimbabweans that principle, constitutionalism, peace and solidarity are greater than mob psychology and populism
The party is self-sponsoring. President Thokozani Khupe, myself and several other leaders are using our own individual and personal resources to bankroll the party’s activities. It’s not easy, but then we believe in principle, sacrifice and commitment. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a single day. The election results will vindicate us. Just wait and see.
…We would like to score a spectacular victory in the forthcoming elections. How can we talk of an inclusive government before the elections are even held? May be it is the people who want to form an inclusive government with President Emmerson Mnangagwa who are thinking that everyone else thinks like them. It’s a total shame.