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Moyo, Sibanda declare truce


Magwegwe MP Felix Mafa Sibanda says he buried the hatchet with MDC-T provincial chairperson Gorden Moyo whom he constantly disagreed with over various issues, and the two were now working hand-in glove once more.

“As far as I am concerned, we have reconciled,” Sibanda said on Tuesday said.

“Gorden Moyo is a member of the party and (he is) our chairperson. We have to move on and search together for what will make the party prosper. I don’t bear any grudges about what happened before.
“We have spoken over that and still have to talk more and move the party forward.”

The MDC-T Bulawayo province was rocked by intra-party violence in the run-up to the party’s congress last month and split into various feuding camps.

Sibanda, the then spokesperson of the province, opposed Moyo’s bid to become the chairperson in the province.

In a hotly contested and bruising election, Moyo won after he polled 183 votes against Mzilikazi Senator Matson Hlalo’s 172 votes.

The MDC-T provincial spokesperson, Mandla Sibanda, refused to comment saying it was a personal issue between Sibanda and Moyo.

“Unfortunately I cannot comment on that. If he (Sibanda) had a problem with the chair that means it was a personal issue. I cannot comment on personal issues. I comment on party business,” he said.

Contacted for comment, Moyo directed NewsDay to one of his personal assistants.

“(Gorden) Moyo’s campaign was based on addressing issues of the party and was about assembling the best team to deliver solutions for the grassroots,” said the personal assistant who did not identify himself.

“Now that he is the chairperson of the province, he must be shown the respect that he deserves as an office holder. People must stop the habit of going around talking on his behalf without his mandate as if he is a junior member of the party.”

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