By Robert Tapfumaneyi
OUTSPOKEN MDC-T national spokesperson Linda Masarira was on April Fool’s Day expelled from the Thokozani Khupe led party over allegations she was pictured wearing Zanu PF regalia.
Masarira was relived of her duties after a meeting of the party’s national standing committee on April 1st, according to a letter signed by secretary general Nixon Nyikadzino.
“The termination of your membership as well as expulsion from the MDC-T party is a direct consequence of the undisputed fact that, on the 24th of March several photographs of yourself wearing Zanu PF regalia at some location in rural Zimbabwe circulated by yourself on various social media platforms including but not limited to WhatApp (emerged),” said Nyikadzino.
Masarira said she will fight to rebuild the country from her little corner.
“Yes, I expected it because there are some people from the standing committee who feel threatened by me, who had been pushing the agenda for some time now,” Masarira told NewZimbabwe.com Wednesday night.
“I don’t have time for power struggles when Zimbabwe is burning and in need of united development oriented mindsets to fix it.
“My focus is on my beloved Zimbabwe and I can still help rebuild my country from my little corner without the strain of cheap political squabbles and insults.
“My conscience does not allow me to associate with such mediocrity of making noise about ‘Zambia’ yet we have better bread and butter issues to tackle,” she said.
Masarira became the spokesperson of the Khupe faction of the opposition MDC following an internal power struggle that ensued in the aftermath of the death of founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai last February resulting in the split.
She is the founder of Zimbabwe Women in Politics Alliance (ZWPA), founding member of #Tajamuka/Sijikile and Zimbabwe Activists Alliance (ZAA).