Chalton Hwende Dismisses Claims that Zvidzai Met Chiwenga

The secretary for MDC Alliance, Chalton Hwende has strongly refuted reports that its senior official Sesel Zvidzai is secretly wining and dining with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at his farm.

Rumours about Zvidzai wining and dining with Chiwenga initially emerged in August 2018, but resurfaced this weekend after journalist Hopewell Chin’ono had an interview in which he mentioned that Chiwenga had told him Zvidzai is his regular guest at his farm in Wedza.

In an interview with NewsHawks, Chin’ono said the Vice President himself told him in January 2018 that Zvidzai visits his home for drinks.

In a statement issued Monday, MDC Alliance Secretary-General Chalton Hwende urged supporters not to panic, saying he had spoken to Zvidzai and was assured that no meeting with Chiwenga ever happened.

“I have spoken to Hon Zvidzai our Secretary for Local Government and Former Mayor of Gweru. He has never been to Chiwenga’s farms in his entire life,” said Hwende.

Hwende added that Zvidzai was busy fighting Zanu-PF and would never Nicodemously meet Chiwenga.

“Why do you rush to believe things said by Zanu-PF people and doubt people like Hopewell Chin’ono who is fighting the system and Zvidzai our Secretary for Local Government who is at the forefront of fighting this regime? Musaitiswe ne Zanu-PF!” Hwende insisted.