Biti’s PDP di­rec­tion­less, Sipepa says

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - 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 and hit out at MDC-T leader Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai for be­ing a wom­an­iser.

Dr Sipepa 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 (Tendai PDP 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 Dr Sipepa Nkomo.

He also took a swipe at MDC-T leader Mr Ts­van­gi­rai, say­ing he was a wom­an­iser who did noth­ing ex­cept im­preg­nat­ing chil­dren from Mata­bele­land.

Dr Sipepa Nkomo said Mr Ts­van­gi­rai has been re­jected by the peo­ple of Mata­bele­land while Dr Mu­juru has been ac­cepted.

He urged the di­vided ZimPF, which has seen some of its mem­bers re­sign­ing from the party, to stick with Dr Mu­juru as fail­ure to do so would re­sult in the party col­laps­ing.

“She is a stone that the builders re­jected but the re­jected stone has be­come the cor­ner­stone,” Dr Sipepa Nkomo said. Re­spond­ing to Dr Sipepa 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.—@ nqot­shili.

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