MDC-T deputy president Engineer Elias Mudzuri heavily criticized the presidency of Nelson Chamisa saying the masses”followed the wind” in choosing him as the late Tsvangirai’s successor.
In an interview, Eng Mudzuri opened up on his thoughts on Chamisa’s presidential bid.
Eng Mudzuri was one of the three MDC-T deputies who were angling to succeed Mr Tsvangirai but lost to Chamisa.
He said he was not sure if the party was taking the correct path following its recent split.
“There is a lot I can say but he (Adv Chamisa) is already there and we have to find a way of working with him and to see whether we can deliver the political goods. Opinions sometimes don’t matter with public office, it is the public that judges people,” Eng Mudzuri said.
“The only thing that I can say is that he has reached 40 years. That’s the age you are allowed to become a president. And we have to work to find if we can get there.”
Eng Mudzuri, however, said Adv Chamisa’s fate would be determined by the outcome of the forthcoming elections.
“If we don’t (win elections) that will be unfortunate but people would have seen that maybe… That is when people may revise what they would have done.
People never revise when they are in a certain mode,” he said.
“There is a saying by Confucius — a great Chinese philosopher — which says ‘when the wind blows all the grass bends towards the wind’. I mean the grass can only rise when the wind has stopped. But if the grass goes against the wind, it will break.”
Eng Mudzuri said the party should have tried to bring Dr Khupe and her allies back into the party.