Zinasu disowns Chamisa, cuts ties with MDC-T

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The Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (Zinasu) on Thursday said they had suspended ties with the MDC-T and stripped Information and Communication Technology minister Nelson Chamisa of the honour of being a member of the students’ body’s alumni family.

This follows an altercation between the MDC-T organising secretary and the students’ union at the party’s 12th anniversary last weekend.

Chamisa, however, laughed off the students’ supposed action and refused to comment.

Two Zinasu leader, Tafadzwa Mugwadi and Obert Masaraure, intended to give a solidarity speech at the MDC-T 12th anniversary celebrations at Gwanzura Stadium last Saturday, but Chamisa denied them the opportunity.

The move resulted in a raucous spat which was taken to the party’s national youth president Solomon Madzore who tried to calm them down.

The student leaders were apparently dissatisfied with the development and decided to cut ties with the political movement.

“The Zimbabwe National Students’ Union wishes to alert the nation that the entire Students’ Union in Zimbabwe has resolved to disown former Zinasu secretary-general Nelson Chamisa and suspend ties with the MDC-T political party.”

The spat between the party’s popular and youngest leader and Zinasu comes at a time Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions and National Constitutional Assembly leaders, who had fought with the MDC-T over the new constitution, have turned around to support the party.