MDC secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora came under fire from party sympathisers after he expressed doubt that the elective Congress set for 24-26 May could still go ahead in light of High Court Judge Justice Mushore’s ruling last week.
Mwonzora had earlier posted a message on his Twitter handle, expressing his gratitude to the people of Mutasa District who voted overwhelmingly for the party’s candidate in the Ward 10 by-election held on Saturday.
Asked by a follower if the Gweru Congress was still going ahead, Mwonzora said that he was not sure. Mwonzora has since deleted the Tweet.
MDC president Nelson Chamisa has warned party officials suspected of working with ZANU PF to leave the party.
Officially opening the MDC Midlands caucus in Gweru in Gweru of Friday, Chamisa is quoted by Newsday as saying:
We are changing the direction of the party. We will no longer just walk with anyone. We will scrutinise our leaders. We need genuine cadres.
At the congress, we are going to tie to the plough the oxen that pull. If you are a cadre working with our enemy, we will not tolerate. This is a people’s party. We want to start counting each other. Those who are not with us can go out.
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