MDC president Nelson Chamisa on Friday reportedly saved party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora and vice president Elias from expulsion from the party after some youths were pushing for that. The MDC held a national council meeting at the party’s headquarters in Harare. Party spokesperson Jacob Mafume said that the party dealt with the issue to do with the discipline of members. He said
The party spoke on issues of discipline around mayors and other senior party leaders and the council emphasised on the party leaders to be cohesive and focus on the job at hand. The top leadership was given the last chance to toe the line or face the chop.
A Daily News report claims that some party youths wanted Mwonzora and Mudzuri to be expelled from the party.
Delegates were baying for Mwonzora’s blood; he was told not to issue press statements because he has been doing that with no approval from the party. Our constitution is clear that the secretary-general should not issue statements.
The youths alleged that they were sponsored by Mwonzora and everyone who was there wanted the issue to go for a vote so he could be expelled from the party. However, Chamisa told Mwonzora to apologise and he stood up and did just that, that is why he is still the party secretary-general.
… Chamisa also suppressed discussion on the fate of Mudzuri saying that the party, for now, has to focus on external threats and not internal squabbles.
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Jacob Mafume is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the People's Democratic Party formerly the MDC Renewal Team party where he is the party spokesperson. Read More About Jacob Mafume