Majome speaks out

Majome speaks out
Published: 16 May 2018 (273 Views)
MDC-T Harare West legislator Ms Jessie Majome yesterday opened up on the abuse she has suffered in the opposition party, saying some party officials were saying she was old and must go herd donkeys in the village. She likened the abuse to a form of political violence

Ms Majome said she was elbowed out of Harare West to pave way for a 24-year-old girl, Ms Joana Mamombe.
Ms Mamombe is reportedly close to MDC Alliance leader Mr Nelson Chamisa, who stands accused of imposing his cronies – mostly former student leaders – in most constituencies.

In an interview on Capitalk last night, Ms Majome said youths had created a WhatsApp group which they used to attack her.
It is an open secret in the MDC-T that Mr Chamisa controls the youth wing.

"I have experienced incredible abuse on social media particularly WhatsApp run in some quarters in the party. It seems like youths chauvinism," she said.

Added Ms Majome: "I have very malicious accusations. For example, they say I am old and must ship out. One of my competitors is a 24- year-old girl. They say you are old, get out and go. They say chembere ngadziende kumusha dzindofudza madhongi."

Ms Majome said ironically, at 46, she belonged to the same generation as Mr Chamisa and was wondering why she was deemed "too old".

"Chamisa is young and is 40 years old. I am six years older than him. I am of that generation. How is it that when it comes to Jessie Majome she is old and must herd donkeys wherever?"

She also said some party officials were saying she had been MP for 10 years and must give others a chance.
Ms Majome said there were other senior party officials like Mr Tapiwa Mashakada and Mr Innocent Gonese, who had been MPs for over 10 years.

She insisted that she was standing as an independent candidate in Harare West come election time.
Ms Majome also revealed that Mr Chamisa had invited her for talks.

She said a senior official in Mr Chamisa's office, Mr Sessel Zvidzai, phoned and indicated that he wanted to meet her.
Ms Majome said another top party official, Mr Morgan Komichi, also sought audience with her and they had a discussion.
"After hearing the news of my decision, Mr Morgan Komichi approached me. I availed myself to him because I respect the party leadership.

"Mr Komichi gave me an opportunity to explain myself while he listened. After the discussion, he indicated that he would get back to me," she said.

Ms Majome said she was still MDC-T and was ready for dialogue.
"I am MDC-T. That is my party. I love it dearly. I am not fighting my party. I do want my party to succeed in the election and I am open for dialogue," she said. Ms Majome told her supporters in Harare West early this week that she was ready to contest as an independent candidate.

"Dear Harare Westerners, our journey together has not ended. You have shown me through the feedback you have given me that this cannot be the end," she said.

Ms Majome said in view of the path she and her supporters had taken, they needed "all hands on deck" and invited volunteers to assist in various aspects of "this cause".



- zimpapers

Tags: Majome, MDC-T, Vote,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwean born top PIC executive suspended in SA

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 62 Views

ZCTU boss charged with subversion

by AP | 22 January 2019 | 66 Views

'Heads will roll,' says Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 79 Views

Mthuli Ncube sees fiscal order taming inflation, budget gap

by Bloomberg | 22 January 2019 | 61 Views

Jonathan Moyo takes Mnangagwa head on

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 January 2019 | 64 Views

'Release political prisoners before dialogue' Chamisa says

by Nelson Chamisa | 22 January 2019 | 72 Views

MDC polishes art of violence

by Chigumbu Warikandwa | 22 January 2019 | 42 Views

Chiwenga captures Herald?

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 January 2019 | 73 Views

Mnangagwa calls for dialogue with MDC

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 January 2019 | 178 Views

Mnangagwa condemns Army killings

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 January 2019 | 151 Views

Tajamuka speaks on natioanl dialogue

by Mandla Ndlovu | 22 January 2019 | 144 Views

Kombis feel the heat

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 116 Views

Zanu-PF applauds Govt interventions

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 106 Views

MNOs restore full Internet services

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 83 Views

'Restraint by Zimbabwe security forces saved lives'

by STaff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 76 Views

Zimbabwe ignores second protest push

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 96 Views

Zimbabwe Regime change agenda exposed

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 86 Views

Kombis reduce fares

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 77 Views

Rogue protestors cop 'killers' in court

by STaff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 83 Views

Armed robber disarmed, killed

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 83 Views

MDC MPs, 21 others denied bail

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 85 Views

Residents dump looted goods in bush

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 86 Views

Man arrested for stoning Zanu-PF offices

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 76 Views

Zimbabwe probe third force behind looting orgy

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 82 Views

Low pupil turn-out at schools

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 70 Views

Khaya Moyo challenges authorities to sort fuel coupons mess

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 56 Views

MDC MPs meet over persecution

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 50 Views

MDC-Alliance planned shutdown flops

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 49 Views

Soldiers deployed to guard ZUPCO buses

by newzimbabwe | 22 January 2019 | 54 Views

Tocky Vibes blasts army, police for killing civilians

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 49 Views

Man in court for dating minor

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 47 Views

Mphoko fraud trial stalls

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 41 Views

Police block Bulawayo Gukurahundi march

by newzimbabwe | 22 January 2019 | 47 Views

Mnangagwa will never change his spots

by Fin24 | 22 January 2019 | 56 Views

Another warrant of arrest for Chief Ndiweni

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 47 Views

Zanu-PF youths raid Kwekwe money changers

by Staff reporter | 22 January 2019 | 57 Views

Prosecutors dodge Mandiwanzira's trial

by newzimbabwe | 22 January 2019 | 49 Views