The MDC Renewal Team has extended an olive branch to former MDC-T national organising secretary Nelson Chamisa to join the Tendai Biti-led movement following his weekend defeat at the party’s elective congress.
Chamisa was pipped by former Nyanga North MP Douglas Mwonzora for the MDC-T secretary-general post.
MDC Renewal Team spokesperson Jacob Mafume Tuesday said Chamisa was free to join the team, as the “future mattered most” than past political squabbles.
Mafume dismissed reports that Chamisa and Biti had crossed swords after the latter broke away from the MDC-T to form a splinter group early this year.
“Biti and Chamisa were close. Whatever happened is in the past and it was nothing personal,” Mafume said.
“We need to look to the future. We are reorganising, therefore, he can be where his skills are best utilised like all others who have joined.”
Sources in the MDC-T claimed that Biti clashed with Chamisa after the latter resisted a plot to oust party leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
In the run-up to the congress, Chamisa had been widely tipped to land the secretary-general post given his close ties with Tsvangirai.
Since his defeat, the media-savvy Chamisa has been evading journalists while his mobile phone goes unanswered.However in an interview on Tuesday night with Voice of America Studio 7
Chamisa denied that he planned to leave the Tsvangirai-led part.He was also reported to have said he had no intentions of forming a new political party.