The Herald reports that Nelson Chamisa is set to preside over two high-level meetings today in a bid to have his deputy, Elias Mudzuri, expelled. The State owned publication says at least 220 party districts have resolved to have Mudzuri fired ahead of next year’s party congress for harbouring presidential ambitions.
The Herald said sources within the party said deputy treasurer and Kuwadzana East Member of Parliament Mr Chalton Hwende allegedly threatened to shoot party secretary-general Mr Douglas Mwonzora. When contacted for a comment by the publication, Mwonzora said he could not recall such an incident. The Herald quotes one source saying:
It is end of the road for (Mr) Mudzuri. The president (Mr Chamisa) is going for broke and the process of eliminating his rivals has begun in earnest. (Mr) Mudzuri is the first target and (Mr) Mwonzora is likely to follow. Remember (Mr) Hwende threatened to kill (Mr) Mwonzora and it is becoming clear that the Chamisa camp is worried about the inroads that (Mr) Mwonzora has been making in the race for the party’s top job.
The Herald quotes another source saying Mudzuri is being used as a warning to Mwonzora. A national executive and national council meeting, will be held at the party’s Harvest House headquarters.
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
Douglas Mwonzora is a lawyer, politician and senator representing Movement for Democratic Change in parliament. Mwonzora is currently Secretary General of the MDC Alliance. He was the COPAC Co-Chairperson representing the opposition parties in the drafting of the new constitution in 2013, the other chairperson... Read More About Douglas Mwonzora