A splinter group from the MDC has vowed to stop the party’s planned elective Congress set for 24-26 May this year.
The group is led by former MDC Makoni West MP, Webber Chinyadza and goes by the name Defending the Morgan Tsvangirai Legacy (DMTL).
In a media briefing in Harare on Wednesday, the group said that Chamisa has become like a cyclone intending to decimate the party. Said Chinyadza:
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In short, it is clear that Nelson Chamisa intends to steer the party into dictatorship worse off than that created by Robert Mugabe.
We are currently taking stock of what remains of the individuals and structures after the chaos and mayhem caused by Nelson Chamisa on the MDC party.
We will undertake a thorough structures audit nationwide to establish the extent of the deleterious effects of the ‘Cyclone Chamisa’ after which we will go for an extraordinary congress in terms of our constitution and using the 2014 party structures.
We stand resolute in ensuring that Nelson Chamisa and his retinue of shameful followers are interdicted from holding a national congress under the auspices of the sanctified name of MDC because he has mutated into some obnoxious formation which bears no resemblance to the party which ably led by the late Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.