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Maya joins MDC

Shakeman Mugari

IN a significant political move, National Alliance for Good Governance (Nagg) president Shakespeare Maya has dissolved his party to join the opposition Movement For Democratic Change (MDC), t

he Zimbabwe Independent can reveal.

MDC spokesperson Paul Themba Nyathi confirmed yesterday that Maya had joined the party.

“Yes I can confirm that Shakespeare Maya has joined our party (MDC),” said Nyathi. “I am not sure when he joined but he is now our member.”

Asked whether this was a form of opposition coalition ahead of next year’s election, Nyathi said the move meant that the whole Nagg party was now part of the MDC.

“In this case it would mean that the whole party has moved to MDC. It means more people share our vision.” It is not clear how many other members the party had.

Maya is due to announce his move to the MDC today at a press conference. He could not be reached for comment yesterday

Maya’s move signals the death of Nagg which was widely seen as an extension of Zanu PF – which could make it an uncomfortable partner for the MDC.

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