Social media personality, Killer Zivhu says the recent high profile defections from the MDC Alliance led by Nelson Chamisa do not signify the party’s demise.
Zivhu, a former Zanu PF MP (Chivi South), said those officials dumping the MDC-A for Zanu PF are past their sell-by date and their departure will not negatively impact the party’s performance at the polls. Zivhu posted on Twitter:
Those who think Chamisa is finished muka ubike doro, he can’t be finished by the defections of some old clueless and tired politicians. Only tangible projects by the ruling party can finish him not parading of some disgruntled politicians
— Hon Zivhu (@killerzivhu1) March 6, 2021
Zivhu’s comments come after losing MDC-A vice presidential candidate Lilian Timveos and Blessing Chebundo, who lost the Kwekwe Central Constituency primaries to a young female activist, joined ZANU PF last month.
Timveos lost to Lynette Kore, Tendai Biti and Welshman Ncube for the MDC-A vice presidency at the 2019 congress held in Gweru while Chebundo defected to the MDC-T before joining ZANU PF.
In another tweet, Zivhu chided opposition activists for calling for members of the public to boycott Dendairy products saying those are childish antics. Said Zivhu:
Opposition leaders telling people to boycott products of a certain company is childish, already the majority can’t afford the products. Tell the people to register to vote and express themselves in a ballot box
— Hon Zivhu (@killerzivhu1) March 7, 2021
Dendairy, a dairy company owned by Neville Coetzee who has links with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has made headlines after Government granted it communal lands inhabited by the Shangaan tribe in Chilonga, Chiredzi District for its cow grass project.
Local Government Minister July Moyo recently notified the villagers that they must depart permanently from their ancestral land to pave way for Dendairy’s lucerne grass project.