MDC-T factional fights raged on yesterday with the party’s co-vice presidents Elias Mudzuri and Thokozani Khupe boycotting a standing committee meeting convened by vice president Nelson Chamisa. The party’s national chairman Mr Lovemore Moyo also boycotted yesterday’s meeting.
Chamisa and Mudzuri are fighting over who is acting president with both claiming to have been appointed by party leader Morgan Tsvangirai who is battling colon cancer in South Africa. Sources who spoke to The Herald said Chamisa has also called for an extraordinary national executive and national council meeting set for tomorrow (Thursday) which is expected to endorse him as acting president of the party. Speaking to The Herald yesterday, Mudzuri said he had called for a standing committee meeting today but Chamisa had called for a parallel meeting yesterday. Mudzuri said that he would soon be calling for a mediator in a bid to resolve the dispute. Said Mudzuri:
I have called for a standing committee meeting to be held tomorrow (Wednesday) but Chamisa counter-called for the same meeting today. I am the one with the mandate to call for such a meeting as acting president. He is just being mischievous. My vision is to unite the party as mandated to me by president Tsvangirai and my wish is to ensure the attendance of everyone including Dr Khupe who has not been attending such meetings. I will soon be calling for a mediator to find common ground because we want the party to remain united. We cannot continue to have this.
Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Vice- President. Read More About Thokozani Khupe
Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician who is currently the Acting President of MDC-T and MDC Alliance. Chamisa is a Member of Parliament of Kuwadzana East in the political party. In 2003, Chamisa broke new ground in the politics of Zimbabwe by becoming the youngest... Read More About Nelson Chamisa
Elias Mudzuri is a Zimbabwean engineer, politician and member of parliament for Warren Park. He is a former mayor of Harare, and was the minister of energy in the Government of National Unity. He is a member of the MDC-T led by Morgan Tsvangirai for... Read More About Elias Mudzuri