In an interview with Mail and Telegraph, MDC Alliance secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora disowned Justice Dzingirayi who claims to be the party’s member.
Dzingirayi made a High Court application seeking an order to stop Parliament of Zimbabwe from paying MDC Alliance legislators sitting allowances and other benefits. He argues that MDC Alliance MPs were susceptible to bribes from ZANU-PF and they would eventually accept President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s legitimate leader.
He argues they must remain unpaid until the outcome of the party’s appeal regarding the 2018 election results from the African Court. Mwonzora said Dzingirayi was definitely a Zanu-PF agent. Mwonzora said he checked the MDC Alliance’s registry and failed to find Dzingirayi. Said Mwonzora:
This person who has placed the application is a Zanu-PF functionary no doubt about it. What he says he is and what he displays to be are two different things, in most of this application he is mocking the MDC leadership, he is mocking the president, he is mocking the MPs and his application is not bona fide at all. But what is interesting in his application he has not even shown proof that he is an MDC member, none whatsoever. It is mischievous Zanu-PF people who tried to be too clever by half unfortunately the application is unsustainable it is a poorly constructed application and poorly reasoned. It is a distraction, he thought that he would scare our MPs into recognising Mr. Mnangagwa.
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