MDC Alliance chairperson for Province’s women’s assembly, Tendai Masotsha, has announced she is stepping down from her post following reports that she was involved in Tawanda Muchehiwa’s abduction. We present her statement below:
The recent events around my person and my political life have placed my life and that of my family at great risk to the extent that after consultation with my family and have decided to take a sabbatical from active politics until such time that the dangers and my family face can be contained.
It has been increasingly clear to me that my case has become a distraction to the real challenges that my party, the MDC Alliance, have to confront in its political struggles against ZANU (PF) on behalf of the long-suffering people of Zimbabwe it is critically important that I immediately stand aside from active politics so as to allow the party to focus on its core business of opposing ZANU PF and mobilising the people against a system that has caused them immeasurable suffering.
In the circumstances, as of today, I am taking an indefinite sabbatical from my position as chairperson of the MDC Alliance Bulawayo Province’s women’s Assembly.) hope in so doing the party will be enabled to refocus on the urgent political tasks of the day and that myself and family will be spared the anguish of the last few months.
In accordance with this public statement, I have written to Honourable Amos Chibaya, the MDC National organising secretary advising of this my decision.