prof arthur-mutambara.jpgIt was MDC in the beginning, then there came MDC-T and MDC-M, and along came MDC-99. Observers say another MDC is looming in the shadows.

The escalating MDC crisis saw a twist of events on Thursday, after the Professor Welshman Ncube-led faction announced in the capital that the robotics academic, Deputy Prime Minister Professor Arthur Mutambara, had been fired from the party.

The result followed a National Council meeting held at the party’s headquarters this Thursday on the backdrop of a similar announcement by Professor Mutambara that Ncube had been fired from the party.

Riding in a wave of an ill-fated congress which continues to haunt the party to the present day, the Ncube faction’s David Coltart told a media briefing that Mutambara had been fired because his continued membership in the party is considered detrimental to the well-being of the MDC formation.

Interestingly, the formation’s Secretary-General, Ms Priscilla Misihairabwi Mushonga, acknowledged that the formation understands the refusal by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe, to sack Mutambara from the inclusive government.

A political analyst, Mr Wellington Gadzikwa, told ZBC News that the circus in the two formations cements long-held beliefs by Zimbabweans that the two divisions are not worth going into Zimbabwe’s history books as credible political parties that are able to take charge of national affairs.

The two formations have been at each other’s throats since the ill-fated national congress which was held between January 8 and 9 and boycotted by pro-Mutambara supporters from the Joubert Mudzumwe-led faction.

Analysts have also concurred that the DNA of the whole MDC movement is founded on a sandy foundation that will see the divisions charting their way to the political graveyard in the next elections.

The tale of the two professors continues. This is the disintegration story for now!