Tendai Biti fired from own party for joining MDC Alliance, replaced by Lucia Matibenga

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) opposed to the MDC Alliance have fired party president Tendai Biti saying he forged an alliance with MDC formations and other opposition groups without following proper party procedure. The announcement to fire Biti was made by the party’s secretary general Mr Gorden Moyo in Bulawayo on Thursday after some members of the party convened a General Council meeting, which replaced Biti with national chairperson Lucia Matibenga.

Said Moyo:

PDP is not a member of the MDC Alliance … Being a member of PDP will be against the constitution of the party. So, associating PDP with MDC Alliance will be a violation of the party constitution in particular the preamble Articles 5, 6 and 7. So, we made that decision and allowed our members who have exited from the party to do so and then as a party we replaced them. The General Council made a decision to replace those that have exited the party and with effect from today the 28th of September 2017 and the PDP has a new president whose name is Lucia Matibenga, the former national chairperson of PDP .

More: VOA

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