A highly placed source in the MDC-T has claimed that Nelson Chamisa has been rewarded with the Vice President Post in the party because he seriously supported leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s marriage to Elizabeth Macheka against Locadia Karimatsenga.
The source said Chamisa knowing that although he talks to Elizabeth Macheka as he was supporting her against Locardia Karimatsenga in the acrimonious marriage dispute of the President, he was not sure whether she might agree on this.
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“He knew that Mnangagwa and our President’s wife are very very close from their previous contacts and business assistance she was rendered by Mnangagwa in the past. Chamisa went and told Mnangagwa that our president was in dire financial constrains to get his chemotherapy treatments to continue,” said the source.
“He told him that he needed urgent help and asked him to talk to Mai Tsvangirai to confirm whether it was false.”
The source said Elizabeth confirmed that truly “our president” was desperate as his first operation was paid by Chief Ndhlovu who is the MDC South Africa province chairperson who paid R150 000 from his pocket.
“That one Khalipani Phugeni paid R50 000 and Thokozani Khupe his Vice President phone someone in SA to help with the other R100 000 for the operation to take place. Mnangagwa phoned Mugabe to tell him about the dire strain our president was meeting financial. Mugabe gave Mnangagwa the go ahead to help our president with $70 000 USD, which made it possible for him to undergo the recent chemotherapy. This money although chemotherapy treatment is very expensive will be able to take him for sometime,” said the source.
“This money convinced the President that Chamisa has done good for him and that he must be appointed without even following due process as the wife convinced him that Chamisa was always standing with her when call comes. He had to do it.”
The source said Macheka made sure that the announcement was done quickly on her presence without anyone allowed in.
Paurina Mupariwa Gwanyanya a Standing Committee member was told off after she arrived at the President’s Residence for the Press Conference.
“She profusely protested that she will attend the Press Conference only for her to get crash after Elias Mudzuri and Chamisa’s cars arrived and where allowed entrance. She them drove in forcibly,” said the source.
“Unbeknown to Chamisa and Elizabeth Macheka was that Mudzuri was also going to be announced as the Vice President as well. There is no love between Mudzuri and Chamisa. Chamisa hates Mudzuri so much that by now he is still in a shock to find out how Mudzuri’s name was announced.”-Bulawayo24