Former vice-president of the Joice Mujuru led National People’s Party Samuel Sipepa Nkomo has denied reports that he had rejoined the Movement for Democratic Change saying he had in fact retired from active politics.
Nkomo was pictured together with MDC leader Nelson Chamisa and his deputies Alias Mudzuri and Morgen Komichi but said he had visited the MDC headquarters to build linkages between the NPP and the MDC.
Chamisa tweeted above the photo: “Growing Stronger, Bigger and Better…With VP Mudzuri and Chairman Komichi at Morgan Tsvangirai house, party HQ welcoming former NPP leaders VP Sipepa Nkomo, spokesperson Jefferson Chitando and others who are coming in to join the party of excellence, the MDC.”
Nkomo told the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation: “I can confirm that we had a photo taken when I visited the MDC leaders at their offices…. However, I wish to put it on record that I have not re-joined the MDC. Two weeks ago I announced my intention to retire from politics. I was the vice president of the NPP and I take full responsibility for the dismal performance in elections. I went to MDC to facilitate a linkage between some members of NPP and the MDC-T as I bid farewell to active politics.”