LEWIS Matutu, the ZANU-PF Deputy Secretary for the Youth League has said MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa is supported in the party mainly by hooligans who do not vote at Congress.
Matutu further said MDC Alliance Secretary-General Douglas Mwonzora has control of the voting members of the party and will beat Chamisa at the Congress set for May this year.
“Mwonzora likely to become the new MDC Alliance President because majority of Chamisa’s hooligans are not in the structures of their party and they don’t form part of the congress delegates,” Matutu said.
Only about 4,500 delegates vote at the MDC Congress, and these are drawn from the party’s grassroots leadership as well as provincial and national leaders.
Chalton Hwende, a close Chamisa ally and also MDC deputy treasurer-general, said he’s shocked by the unusual interest by ZANU-PF members in what should ne internal MDC politics.
Matutu said he was not even interested in internal MDC affairs which he said were full of confusion.
“To be honest I don’t like him (Mwonzora) either but this is an honest analysis. After all, how can l campaign for him as if lm interested in their/your confusion neither am l a member of their/your party.”
The MDC -Alliance holds its Congress on 24 to 26 May.