Friday, February 05, 2010

Chiabva abandons Mutambara

from the ZimbabweTimes

HARARE – Former MDC legislator for Harare South constituency Gabriel Chaibva has abandoned the smaller MDC party led by Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara to rejoin President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF.

In a letter to the MDC-M’s deputy president Gibson Sibanda dated, January 1, the controversial politician described Zanu-PF as the “people’s party” while branding his party as a “tribal grouping”....

Chaibva joins independent Tsholotsho North legislator Jonathan Moyo who has also rejoined Zanu PF.

At party level, he becomes one of its frustrated senior officials in the MDC-M who have abandoned the embattled party citing alleged abuse of power by Mutambara’s executive.

Job Sikhala, a former legislator who lost his St Mary’s seat for siding with the less popular Mutambara group, left the party last

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