Eric Knight still silent over alleged move to ZANU PF

via Eric Knight still silent over alleged move to ZANU PF | SW Radio Africa by Tererai Karimakwenda  October 31, 2013

The former broadcaster and MDC-T Mbare candidate in the July 31st election, Eric Knight, has remained silent following media reports that he had jumped ship and joined ZANU PF.

Media outlets that tried reaching Knight, including SW Radio Africa, were unable to get the popular former radio personality to comment on the alleged move. The silence has further fuelled speculation that the defection to ZANU PF is true.

Online discussions were on Thursday full of rumours that Knight had been convinced to join ZANU PF by Leo Mugabe, President Robert Mugabe’s nephew. The shock development comes just three months after the harmonized elections in which Knight lost the Mbare ward election to ZANU PF’s Tendai Savanhu.

Obert Gutu, spokesperson for the MDC-T Harare Province, expressed no direct knowledge of the move, saying only that Knight should be given the chance to clarify the situation before making any further comment.

“We have only heard from media reports that Mr. Knight is about to join ZANU PF. How far true that is, nobody really knows so I do not really want to comment as if he is definitely going to join ZANU PF. It is only fair that Mr. Knight be given the opportunity to come out clearly on the reports,” Gutu told SW Radio Africa.

Gutu made it clear that the MDC-T had no reason to believe that Knight was not serious in his parliamentary bid for Mbare, on an MDC-T ticket. He said if true, the move would be taken as a “betrayal” by the residents of Mbare, who had put their trust and faith in him as a candidate for the area.

Knight recently blasted ZANU PF as a violent party, following the illegal evictions of MDC-T members from hostels in Mbare high-density suburb. He was one of the MDC-T officials that assisted victims of ZANU PF evictions after the election, making his alleged move more shocking.

The switch in political allegiance was reportedly confirmed by the ZANU  PF spokesperson, Rugare Gumbo, who is quoted as saying: “We have always wanted people like Eric, people with experience in broadcasting and the media so we are naturally excited at having him back home if indeed he has eventually made the decision to join us.”

 

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
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    Who cares. He really a nobody. Just aspiring looters. No guts spineless coward like child rapists mliswa kaukonde chiyangwa criminals

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    mucha 8 years ago

    You are the only ones left in MDC. You will be shocked to see that the rest have jumped ship to the PEOPLE’S Party.

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    mayele 8 years ago

    Join Eric for the sake of money but becareful there are so many used carders in that line

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    gideon nkala 8 years ago

    Mdc t is the only people’s psrty. Zanu is a party of thieves. Eric just want to be a looter like his cronies. Heartless thugs. You put a 90 yr old sick grandfather to front for u while busy destroying our blvd country

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    3poop 8 years ago

    no one leaves MDC to join ZPF…that person would have been zanupf through and through.people can move from zpf to mdc not the other way round.only cio’s get to mdc so as to destroy it from inside ,then when their true colours are shown we then see them jumping the ship

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    Bambanani Sizwesakithi 8 years ago

    IF THIS IS TRUE,THEN THAT’S END OF THE YOUNG MAN’S POLITICAL LIFE. THIS COULD ONLY CONFIRM THAT HE HAS SOME CRIMINAL CASES TO ANSWER BACK IN UK, AND HE IS ONLY USING ZANU PF AS REFUGE.

    COME YE ALL WHO ARE HUNGRY FOR POWER AND STOLEN DIAMONDS,
    JOIN US IN ZANU PF,
    BE USED, AND DUMPED LATER!

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    Shame 8 years ago

    It will be cool to hear the voices of Ezra Chisa Sibanda and Eric NightRider once more on ZBC. The last time they left was the last time ZBC had a life. Go ahead Leo Mugabe, bring Ezra Chisa Sibanda back! Once the few clueless donkeys of managers who squezed the last life out of ZBC are kicked out by Jonasan Moyo, these two fellows must come back to the national broadcaster. Say, what more, and what better things can ZANU PF do to the entire nation than to bring Ezra Chisa Sibanda and Eric Night on air? The nation awaits “Selimatunzi Sesipinde LemaKhaya” “Kapadza Keserima Kanda Papfudzi Tinange Muzinda”
    Pambili lo E.Night and E.C Sibanda.