Chalton Hwende, the Secretary-General of the opposition MDC led by Nelson Chamisa has warned his predecessor, Senator Douglas Mwonzora of discussing party issues on Social media.
Mwonzora had posted on social media responding to allegations by former Cabinet Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo that he was conniving with Zanu PF-linked and Sakunda boss Kudakwashe Tagwirei to influence the outcome of a court case where the party president Nelson Chamisa was fighting for control of party assets with Thokozani Khupe.
Moyo also said that Mwonzora together with then party treasurer Theresa Makone, at the request of the late party leader Morgan Tsvangirai met Moyo in 2018 ahead of the elections. Hwende responded to Mwonzora’s posts:
We note with concern that you continue to discuss party business in the media notwithstanding the decision of the party to restrict such to authorised offices. You also continue to discuss party business on social media in violation of our social media policy.
As a member, you are entitled to redress in the event that you feel aggrieved by the actions or utterances of other members as provided for in our constitution which you are bound by. This letter serves as a final warning to you that such conduct will not be tolerated by the party.
Mwonzora, however, told NewsDay that he had not received any letter. The development has been viewed by some as a manifestation of deep-rooted factionalism in the party, particularly considering that Mwonzora challenged Chamisa for the presidency.