The former Education minister in the 2009-2013 Government of National Unity believes President Emmerson Mnangagwa's ruling party is seeking to weaken and crush the once vibrant movement -- a development he says lays the groundwork for the Zanu PF leader to establish a one-party state.
Below are the excerpts of the interview:
NS: The MDC-Alliance national council last week resolved to disengage from Parliament, citing a number of reasons.
NS: Some within the MDC-Alliance family as well as outside feel there was a need for the party to engage with its stakeholders before the decision to disengage from Parliament was reached.
NS: Should a sizeable number of MPs refuse to toe the party line to disengage, what are the available options for the MDC-Alliance leadership insofar as ensuring that these members are brought to the same page as the rest of their colleagues in the party?
It's clear from the non-payment of monies due to us under the Political Parties Finance Act, it's clear from the connivance with the Speaker of Parliament, it's clear from Mwonzora's actions that Zanu PF wants to weaken and destroy the MDC-Alliance under the leadership of Nelson Chamisa.