Hopewell Chin’ono has suggested an anti-Fadzayi Mahere campaign has been launched in the opposition MDC Alliance to block her from contesting for the Mount Pleasant Constituency seat.
Chin’ono’s views were shared by MDC Alliance activist, Pedzisai Ruhanya who claimed there was solid evidence to prove that there was a determined group of people determined to block Mahere.
Posting on Twitter, the Zimbabwean award-winning journalist said:
Dear @nelsonchamisa (Nelson Chamisa)
The ongoing attempts to attack her from within from a political fringe in the MDCA interested in the Mt Pleasant seat is not only detrimental to the MDCA, but to the struggle!
He added that there must be a distinction between the opposition MDC’s modus operandi and that of the ruling ZANU PF. Chin’ono said:
MDCA must distinct itself from ZANU PF by putting forward competent, and adding fairly young accomplished candidates for 2023! Zimbabweans are tired of useless career politicians in both ZANU PF & MDCA! The opposition must win votes on policies and not Protest and Sympathy votes!
In response to Chin’ono’s views, Ruhanya concurred that there was an anti-Fadzayi Mahere group determined to block the law lecturer. He said:
You are spot-on @daddyhope (Hopewell Chin’ono). There is a determined cabal that swears that @advocatemahere will be MP for Mount Pleasant over their dead bodies. I will show you the evidence in a recorded audio.
MDC Alliance members who are allegedly pushing the anti-Fadzayi Mahere campaign argue that the party’s spokesperson is a newcomer, therefore, she cannot have the seat ahead of some senior party members.
Her appointment to the spokesperson of the party post sparked controversy in the party.