Biti party “a luxury bus without wheels” says defector Nkomo
By Nqobile Tshili
Former People’s Democratic Party’s vice president Dr Samuel Sipepa Nkomo has likened his former party to a luxury bus without wheels. Nkomo recently defected to the Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) led by former Vice President Joice Mujuru.
Addressing ZimPF supporters in Ntabazinduna on Saturday, Dr Sipepa Nkomo said he left PDP because it was directionless.
“The reason I left PDP is that we we’re seating in a bus, a luxurious bus; me as the vice president while Biti (the president) is the driver. We were like passengers’ in Extra City, the care was perfect and the bus was new. We were happy in the bus chanting slogans but the bus didn’t have wheels. If it doesn’t have wheels how can it move,” said Nkomo.
On Mujuru, Nkomo said “She is a stone that the builders rejected but the rejected stone has become the cornerstone.
Responding to Nkomo claims, PDP’s national spokesperson Mr Jacob Mafume said the party would not waste its time responding to a man who has reached retirement age.
“We will not stoop so low to the extent of exchanging insults with our elderly people who need to be enjoying retirement, enjoying the fruits of their work.
“We live in a country where there is freedom of expression and freedom of opinion. If he has thought deeply and that is the best idea that he can come up with we defend his right to say that,” said Mr Mafume. The Chronicle