Relations between Nelson Chamisa – leader of the main opposition party MDC Alliance – and the former leader of the MDC-T (now replaced by Douglas Mwonzora) went sour in February 2018 after the death of Morgan Tsvangirai, following a dispute over the latter’s successor. In the aftermath, the party split into two factions: MDC-T and MDC Alliance.
In the July 2018 general elections, the two parties took on Zanu PF separately, a move which saw the ruling party controversially win the polls. Chamisa has since refused to recognise President Emmerson Mnangagwa as the leader of the country, terming him “illegitimate.”
The battle for Tsvangirai’s successor has been raging on, with the MDC-T working hand in hand with the state apparatus to decimate the MDC Alliance.
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