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Madhuku cautioned against emotional statements


THE MDC-T has cautioned National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) chairperson LovemoreMadhuku to avoid passing emotional statements against his former allies, lest he is viewed as having defected to the enemy camp – Zanu PF.


MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora yesterday described Madhuku’s recent remarks in the State media as driven by emotion after his “Vote No” campaign was rejected by the electorate in the just-ended constitutional referendum.

Madhuku campaigned for the rejection of the draft constitution, arguing it was not people-driven, but the campaign garnered a paltry 179 000 votes against the more than three million for the “Vote Yes” campaign.

“We have maintaned the organisations that we have always worked with, including the NCA,” said Mwonzora.

“I advise Madhuku to stop talking when he is still emotional from the huge loss he encountered in the referendum. The MDC has nothing against Madhuku, but he should not use emotions when he is talking and should cool down and talk when he is settled.

“Madhuku must look at himself first. It is important that he looks at himself first and at the various stances and statements he has made against the MDC,” said Mwonzora.

The spat between MDC-T and NCA escalated in the run-up to the referendum with MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai accusing Madhuku of pursuing an undemocratic agenda.

In the recent past, Madhuku has been spitting venom accusing Tsvangirai and the MDC-T of self-aggrandisement.
The State media yesterday quoted Madhuku claiming that the MDC-T had run short of think-tanks.

“I think that most of the leaders of MDC-T no longer look at the interest of the people. They are more interested in entrenching their own positions and the deep values that led to the formation of the party have been abandoned,” Madhuku said.

Madhuku said there was now no difference between Zanu PF and the MDC-T as shown by the party’s conduct in the last few years.

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