The MDC party led by Nelson Chamisa has “invited” the ruling ZANU PF party and the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T for its elective Congress set for May 24 to 26.
The party has vowed to go ahead with its Congress in spite of a High Court ruling voiding Chamisa’s authority over the party.
The invitation was revealed by the party’s organising secretary, Amos Chibaya, during a media briefing in Harare on Friday. Said Chibaya:
We invited all political parties in Zimbabwe, Zanu PF included.
We also invited war veterans, the likes of Cde (Victor) Matemadanda and company.
We also invited chiefs through honourable Chief Charumbira, the president of the Chiefs’ Council.
She (Khupe) was invited because she belongs to MDC-T.
MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume corroborated Chibaya’s claims. He said:
We know that Zanu PF likes to peep; it is a peeping Tom. We know that even if we had not invited them, they would be there. So we have invited them. The organising secretary can confirm.
The MDC faces a real existential threat after the High Court last week ruled that the current leadership is illegitimate and should let Thokozani Khupe, former deputy Prime Minister, to take over the reins of the party pending the holding of an extraordinary Congress.
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