The MDC-T led by Douglas Mwonzora has suffered a major blow after two of its top officials in Mashonaland East province resigned from the opposition party.
Provincial information and publicity secretary Farai Nyandoro and secretary-general Emmanuel Chiroto both tendered their resignations saying they were venturing into “private business”.
Chiroto is a former Harare deputy mayor while Nyandoro is a former Marondera mayor. Both served between 2008 and 2013.
In a letter dated 4 July, addressed to provincial chairperson Piniel Denga and co-signed by the duo, the activists said they were quitting active politics with immediate effect to pursue private businesses. The letter read in part:
We would like to notify your esteemed office of our decision to leave active politics with immediate effect.
This unfortunate decision has been a result of our desire to pursue private businesses, which do not allow us to engage in active politics.
We wish you all the best in your endeavour in trying to unite Mashonaland East province.
Both Nyandoro and Chiroto on Saturday confirmed the authenticity of the letter to The Standard but Denga professed ignorance over the matter saying he was yet to see the letter.