Mutambara MDC Suffers More Defections
Bulawayo, – Two popular Bulawayo councilors belonging to the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Arthur Mutambara faction have defected to the mainstream MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai.\r\n
Jenifer Bent and John Ferguson councilors for Ward 6 and 5 respectively defected to the mainstream MDC at City hall during a rally addressed by Tsvangirai at the weekend.
Bent and Ferguson were part of the six MDC Mutambara councilors in the Bulawayo city council.
The two councilors told Tsvangairai and his more than 500 supporters that “they had returned home for good”
Speaking to journalists after the rally Bent who used to lead the MDC Mutambara councilors in Bulawayo council said she worked with Tsvangirai before the original MDC split in 2005 and wanted to continue working with him.
“I started working with Tsvangirai long back and I want to continue working with him. I was just in MDC Mutambara because when the party splitted in 2005 we followed David Coltart.I realized later that I had made a mistake that is why I have decided to come back home today,” said Bent.
In the past recent months the MDC Mutambara party has experienced group resignations by disgruntled members exasperated by the leadership wrangles between party President Mutambara and his secretary-general Welshman Ncube who is reportedly eyeing the post of president . Most of those who are resigning are joining the mainstream MDC.
During the rally Tsvangirai told his supporters that the only reason he went into a unity government was to save them as they had suffered too much under Zanu (PF) regime.