By Staff Reporter
EX-ZBC Radio 2 DJ turned MDC-T politician, Eric Knight has dumped the main opposition party which he says has gone astray in terms of policy direction and nolonger represented his personal aspirations.
“Today the 1st of January 2018, I would like to tell you all that I am no longer a member of the MDC Party,” said the once popular radio and television personality in a social media post.
“This is a decision I personally made because of more than one reason. I have already informed the Party through other channels.”
The United Kingdom based journalist and MDC-T losing candidate for Mbare in the 2013 parliamentary elections refused to go into detail on his change of heart.
“Without giving much details at this stage, I can only disclose that among the various reasons that prompted me to this decision, is the fact that my personal vision, beliefs and ambitions were no longer compatible with the Party’s policies and modus operandi.
“In more than one way I also felt that we were no longer on the same wave-length in terms of priorities and goals.
“Somewhere along the lines I felt that there has been a digression from the principles that attracted me to the movement in the first place.
“I ceased to see the direction and the trajectory the organisation was now embarking on. I have made several attempts get clarity and explanations on that front, but sadly and unsuccessfully got any answers, except of being accused of betrayal, disloyalty and have sometimes being labelled by all the negative superlatives normally associated with anyone with any open mind.”
Knight, once linked to Zanu PF although denying the rumours, said he was not immediately joining any political party.
He however did not rule out any such possibility adding that “I am still weighing up my options prayerfully”.
While not stating any reasons for his decision, The General, as he was affectionately known during his time at Radio 2, could be among MDC-T politicians who are not happy with the party’s decision to form a loose merger with other opposition parties in the ostensible hope of gaining some numerical advantage over common rival Zanu PF in the 2018 elections.