By Never Kadungure
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s party has officially welcomed a former Zanu PF legislator who was expelled in August last year for allegedly de-campaigning Robert Mugabe’s party.
Former ZANU PF Women’s League Political Commissar and Marondera East MP Tracy Mutinhiri joined the MDC-T a few days after the expulsion but the switch was only announced in May this year allegedly for her own safety.
On Tuesday the MDC-T Mashonaland East provincial leadership officially welcomed Mutinhiri into the party as a member at a function held at its Harvest House headquarters in Harare. MP Pineal Denga, the provincial chairperson, introduced the former Zanu PF legislator and welcomed her to the MDC-T.
“As the MDC family, we warmly welcome Mai Mutinhiri and salute her for the bold decision she took in abandoning the sinking Zanu PF and joining the MDC. We are prepared to work with such courageous people who sacrifice to do the right thing for the good of this great nation and its people,” said Denga.
In her acceptance speech, Mai Mutinhiri praised the MDC as a progressive and visionary party that respects the rights of all Zimbabweans. She narrated how the State machinery was unleashed on her, saying God wanted her to taste the dosage of Zanu PF medicine.
“I salute you all in the MDC for the courage and resistance you have shown over the years against Zanu PF brutality. It is God’s plan and the MDC has the blessing from Him. I want to be with you in the democratisation of our country.
“I have been touched by the level of tolerance within the MDC unlike in Zanu PF where there is no freedom of expression,” she said. Nehanda Radio
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