A SENIOR MDC-T official says ousted war veterans’ leader Jabulani Sibanda and sacked Zanu PF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson Temba Mliswa have expressed their “willingness” to join the movement.
“We are currently deciding whether to admit them because they indeed do add value to the movement,” an MDC-T national executive council official, who is part of those looking into the issue, told NewZimbabwe.com in Harare Tuesday.
“Sibanda is a great mobiliser while Mliswa would give us votes in Hurungwe where he was once an MP.
“You would agree with me that was it not because of Zanu PF violence and rigging in the June 10 by elections Mliswa would have retained his parliamentary seat .We all know what happened to him during that by election,” said MDC-T official.
NewZimbabwe.com could not get hold of Jabulani Sibanda for confirmation but his colleague Mliswa said although “I have not yet” talked to any political party, he supports anyone wishing to deliver the people of Zimbabwe from the “corrupt” Zanu PF regime.
“I have not yet talked to the MDC and neither have I talked to any political party in that regard,” said Mliswa.
“There are things I do not agree with in Zanu PF; things like corruption which I have seen unabated and I have seen violence which is detrimental to the society.
“There are also things I disagree with in the MDC and yet I agree with them on some things like the urgent need for electoral reforms and respect for the rule of law.
“So, I am saying that I am for any political party which wants to see a corruption-free Zimbabwe; a Zimbabwe that respects its citizens.”
MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu said: “The MDC is always ready to accommodate any Zimbabwean who has seen it fit and proper to genuinely associate themselves with our social democratic ideology.
“After all, we are the biggest and most popular political party in Zimbabwe and we are, effectively, the government-in-waiting.”