By Daniel Itai – The Zimbabwe Daily
Harare, Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is continually being gutted down by in-house divisions.
Since its inception in the political spectrum more than two decades ago, the party has now close to ten factions which include, MDC-N, MDC-T, MDC-99, MDC-Mao, MDC-M, MDC-Alliance and many more.
This has relatively contributed in the MDC failing to fully acquire the 51 percent threshold which enables them to be the ruling party.
Former co-founder and leader of the MDC, Morgan Tsvangirai’s unfortunate passing in 2018 has now created more chaos than conformity as the party’s “elders” battle for the captaincy of the party.
Earlier this year, the country’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dr.Thokozani Khupe as the legitimate leader of the opposition party something which is not going well with the party’s 2018 Presidential candidate, Nelson Chamisa.
The battle of supremacy has now made its way into the Youth league with some youths vying for Dr. Khupe and some for Mr.Chamisa.
Yesterday, MDC Alliance’s Youth Assembly Chitungwiza North secretary, Tryvine Musokeri was arrested for threatening another Youth leader, Yvonne Musarurwa on Facebook but was later released after the former apologized something which the MDC Alliance’s national Youth spokesperson, Stephen Chuma commended.
“In a very rare show of leadership, forgiveness and tolerance, MDC Alliance Youth Assembly Chitungwiza North Secretary, Tryvine Sox Musokeri issued an apology to Yvonne Musarurwa who has since withdrew charges against the former.
The burying of hatchet between the duo is a classic case that young people can work together for the good.
As progressive young social democrats, we have a bigger task at hand of taking the illegitimate and corrupt regime head on.
Any sideshows and regressive bickerings can only elongate our suffering as a generation, the country is burning.
Corruption and looting has become rife under Emmerson Mnangagwa’s watch hence, as a young generation we can not afford any sideshows than to unite and fight the junta,” said Chuma.
Although the next Presidential election is three years away from now, many political analysts have already tipped the ruling ZANU-PF as the ultimate winner due to the squabbles within the main opposition party.