…but hints at more recalls
Political Review Writer
Controversial Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) “interim secretary general”, Sengezo Tshabangu, has said party leader Nelson Chamisa cannot disown him.
Tshabangu, who recalled 15 MPs recently and precipitated by-elections after writing to the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda in his assumed capacity as interim secretary general, said this in an interview with State broadcaster, ZBC.
“Nelson Chamisa remains my president even if he disowns me,” Tshabangu said.
“It is like disowning his shadow because he knows we came a long way together.”
Chamisa has vehemently disputed association with Tshabangu, and the party is fighting Tshabangu’s claim to office and power to recall members.
The party has labelled Tshabangu an imposter.
Yet, Tshabangu is undeterred, and has hinted on further recalls, in the name of what he calls internal democracy.
Tshabangu is believed to be doing the bidding of some senior CCC and legacy opposition honchos fighting Chamisa.
He said he was “cleaning countrywide not only in Bulawayo” and promised, “those who haven’t been visited, we are coming”.
Said he: “Recalls are not static; they will be measured by the response we are going to get from other provinces. The information that is coming across the country is that people were imposed.”