via MDC official ordered to go home | The Zimbabwean 22 July 2014
CHIMANIMANI – As the MDC leadership war intensifies, party supporters apparently linked to Morgan Tsvangirai have launched a campaign against the organising secretary for Chimanimani, Pardon Maguta.
Unidentified party activists recently distributed pamphlets that accused Maguta of belonging to Tendai Biti’s Renewal Team and told him to “go home” to Masvingo province, which the activists claimed was his home.
They threatened Maguta with unspecified action and accused him of destroying the party.
“Pardon Maguta, you are from Masvingo. You have destroyed our MDC. Leave now for your own home because this area is for the Ndau people. We will fix you soon. We don’t want Mangoma,” read the flier, written in Shona.
Elton Mangoma is a high-ranking member of the Renewal Team, which has indicated that it will soon form an independent party but insists it is the rightful MDC after “expelling” Tsvangirai and other top members.
Tsvangirai recently discouraged his supporters from victimising rivals.