THE Tendai Biti-led People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered another blow after senior official and former legislator Paul Madzore jumped ship on Monday.
The development comes barely a week after Biti lost several senior officials including deputy president Samuel Sipepa Nkomo in Bulawayo.
Biti, last year, led disgruntled officials in forming PDP after they quit the opposition MDC-T over Morgan Tsvangirai’s refusal to step down as party leader.
Madzore, a former MDC-T legislator for Glen View South in Harare, confirmed his return to the Tsvangirai camp on Monday through social media.
“Indeed I have gone back home (MDC-T). We all make mistakes; I have never been a rich man in all my life. I live a straight life,” he said.
Yes, I struggle like any other normal Zimbabweans but it is nothing to make a story out of. I resigned and bid farewell to the PDP family last night. I am a member in the MDC-T now and I am happy to be back home.”
Luke Tamborinyoka, Tsvangirai’s spokesperson, confirmed Madzore’s return.
“My brother Paul Madzore is back in this great party. Welcome back Mhofu and let’s continue with the generational,” said Tamborinyoka.
Contacted for comment, MDC-T national spokesperson, Obert Gutu said: “There are indications that Madzore has returned.”
PDP national spokesperson Jacob Mafume said he was yet to confirm Madzore’s defection