By A Correspondent- Former MDC Alliance Senator and deputy treasurer Lilian Timveos who recently defected to the ruling party Zanu PF has claimed that MDC Alliance Secretary-General Chalton Hwende was lobbying for firebrand politician Job Sikhala to be expelled from the party.
This was contained in a letter she wrote to Hwende responding to stories that she joined Zanu PF to keep her senatorial car after getting into a pact with first lady Auxilia Mnangagwa.
In the response in which she asked Hwende to respect her Timveos said:
End of last year you lobbied us kuti Job Sikhala adzingwe mu party(be expelled from the party). You lobbied for a special Standing Committee meeting to just discuss why Job Sikhala participated in the 31st July demonstration without the authority of the party.
I did not attend the special Standing Committee meeting because ndakaona kuti (I saw that) Hwende is good at using people to fight vanhu vasina mhosva (innocent people). I did not attend the Special Standing Committee meeting to discuss about one person who did what he did because mu party no one is allowed to do anything or to say a word. We are only asked to listen to Nelson Chamisa and no one. I only heard kuti Job Sikhala makamutukirira from 2pm kusvika 8 usiku.(You shouted at him for a very long time)
Timvous said she joined the ruling party simply because she was tired of being used to fight people who never wronged her and not because she was going to keep her senatorial car. She said she is rich and she has been driving flashy cars for a decade now.