By Review & Mail Writer
In a stunning revelation that has sent shockwaves through the political landscape of Zimbabwe, a state media columnist has claimed that former Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara betrayed the late Morgan Tsvangirai to Zanu-PF during the negotiations for the Government of National Unity (GNU).
The columnist’s allegations have ignited a fierce debate and raised serious questions about the integrity of the country’s political leaders.
State media columnist, detailing an alleged conspiracy that took place during the GNU talks held between 2009 and 2013. The columnist said, Mutambara breakaway faction of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), had secretly colluded with the ruling party, Zanu-PF, to undermine Tsvangirai, the main opposition leader and head of the MDC-T party.
“Mutambara, who was part of the three-member team representing the MDC in the negotiations, deliberately undermined Tsvangirai’s position by providing sensitive information and confidential strategies to Zanu-PF,” Columist said.
It is alleged that Mutambara’s actions were aimed at ensuring the survival of President Robert Mugabe’s regime and consolidating his own political influence within the power-sharing arrangement.
During the GNU Tsvangirai was the Prime Minister, while Prof Mutambara and Thokozani Khupe became Deputy Prime Ministers.