MDC youth assembly secretary-general Lovemore Chinoputsa said that party vice-president Elias Mudzuri should be dealt with at the party’s Standing Committee meeting today. Mudzuri was booed offstage last Thursday at a party function in Harare for alleged disloyalty to party president Nelson Chamisa. Chinoputsa had this to say
The formal processes must be instituted to really find out what happened and why he did that, going to the State House against the advice given by the parliamentary caucus.
The hostile reception that he received at the demonstration just shows that if you move against what the people want, siding with [President Emmerson] Mnangagwa and Zanu PF who are not popular with the people, any interaction with them will create problems.
It only vindicates our position that he has erred and needs to be dealt with. In any case, the owners of the party, which is the people, have already shown that they don’t approve of what he did.
A senior party official who spoke to Newsday on condition of anonymity said
Look, the cold war that we are seeing is not even fruitful. We need a situation whereby we open the discussion; we deliberate and have a way forward.
This thing of saying we need to finish one another through character assassination and so forth does not work. It is really bad, if the party is going to suspend him, then let it be so and we move forward.
Nelson Chamisa is a Zimbabwean politician and current president of the Movement for Democratic Change. He was elected presdient at the party's congress on 25 May 2019. Chamisa is the former member of parliament for Kuwadzana , former Minister of Information and Technology , former... 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