Former MDC top politician and ex-minister Tongai Matutu has made an indirect claim Nelson Chamisa and his party had offered him US$10 000 bribe to stop him from revealing how the now Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) leader has turned the party into private property merely benefiting close allies and girlfriends.
The former youth deputy minister in the then inclusive government abandoned the then MDC Alliance November 2020 to join the once bitter enemy.
He was among a handful former top opposition politicians who formed a beeline to Zanu PF and exulted in being flaunted in front of television cameras by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House when they jumped ship.
In a post on his Twitter handle Tuesday, Matutu appeared to suggest a bribe of US$10 000 had been dangled by his erstwhile colleagues or their proxies to buy his silence.
“I joined Zanu Pf after realizing Chamisa had turned the party into a personal project benefiting only cronies & concubines. I have joined a noble cause to stand in defense of my motherland badly damaged by sanctions. Don’t expect a US$10K to buy my silence, that’s even an insult!” Matutu said.
However, efforts by Zimstar News to seek clarification from the Masvingo politician drew blanks as he was not reachable at the time.
The former MDC legislator for Masvingo Central’s comments follow almost similar threats by ex-party MP Blessing Chebundo who on Monday also threatened to reveal his former allies’ “dirty secrets” if they continued mocking him for joining Zanu PF.