MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora has hit back at allegations that he funded a High Court application by a party official from Gokwe which resulted in the nullification of president Chamisa’s authority.
Mwonzora’s detractors in the party have often accused him of being working with the ruling ZANU PF party to destroy the MDC from within.
This comes after Mwonzora at one point harboured ambitions of challenging Chamisa for the presidency at the elective Congress later this month.
Speaking to Newsday on Thursday, Mwonzora said:
The allegations are false and extremely malicious.
First of all, the allegations were filed in September well before I knew I was going to contest or not.
Secondly, I don’t understand why those making allegations against me are understating the capacity of the applicant who was our organising secretary for Gokwe.
Thirdly, I am actually listed as the fifth respondent in that matter meaning I was also sued.
It is clear that there are people who always want somebody to blame and they want to use me as a scapegoat. However, I am not going to be their punching bag any more.
It has gone too far, I am not going to be a punching bag any more.
The High Court on Wednesday through the cat among the pigeons when it ruled that the late MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai violated the party constitution when he appointed Chamisa and Elias Mudzuri as vice presidents alongside Thokozani Khupe.
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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
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
Thokozani Khupe is a Zimbabwean politician, cancer activist and the former Vice President of the Movement for Democratic Change. She challenged President Nelson Chamisa for the bid to succeed the late MDC-T founder Morgan Tsvangirai. Khupe reportedly said she will run for President in the... Read More About Thokozani Khupe