cde rugare gumbo 10.12.10.jpgZanu-PF says it is not surprised by the turn of events in the MDC-M, which has seen another faction denouncing Professor Welshman Ncube’s elevation to the formation’s presidency.

Reacting to the developments in the formation, Zanu PF Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Rugare Gumbo said the MDC-M is a party of people who are ideologically bankrupt.


In a telephone interview with ZBC News, Cde Gumbo said the MDC-M has no vision or programme for Zimbabwe and this was evidenced by the chaotic scenes at the party’s 3rd Congress and the divisions that emerged in the movement.



“The party has no vision; it is not surprising that there is inhouse fighting as far as the party leadership is concerned.Surely there will be many splinter groups in the MDC formation as that is the strategy of the party’s foreign backers,” Cde Gumbo said.


On the bickering over leadership and the rejection of Ncube as president by the Joubert Mudzumwe faction, Cde Gumbo said it is a signal of disintegration of opposition parties whose only agenda is to sing their foreign master’s voice, while giving no meaningful development to the Zimbabwean people.


Goromonzi Constituency Development Chairman, Cde Boniface Mutize said recent events at the MDC-M Congress reveal that the faction is not credible even to qualify to receive government funding given to political parties in Zimbabwe.


“This is a clear testimony of lack of focus in the party. Surely these guys do not even deserve receiving government funding,” said Cde Mutize.


Other Zanu-PF members said the events at the MDC-M Congress, are a reflection that the party is immature as far as politics is concerned and called for Zimbabweans to make a thorough analysis of the party’s capabilities to lead the nation.


The MDC-M Congress held over the weekend at the City Sports Centre in Harare claimed Professor Arthur Mutambara’s head, while being described by observers as a one man show masterminded by Professor Welshman Ncube to further his own political ambitions.

The MDC-M split from the Tsvangirai led MDC in 2005 over disagreements on whether to contest the senatorial election held that year.