The Secretary-General of the MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe, Nixon Nyikadzino, said he will continue exercising his duties in spite of the Supreme Court ruling that re-instated Douglas Mwonzora to the position pending the holding of an extraordinary congress.
In a statement released on Monday, Nyikadzino, who was elected MDC-T Secretary-General at the party’s congress held in 2018, said he will communicate the party position with regards to its two members of Parliament in the coming days.
We present Nyikadzino’s statement in full:
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The supreme court judgment as delivered on the 31st of March 2020 ordered that the MDC-T convenes an extraordinary congress for the purposes of filling the position of the President of the party to finish off the term of office of the late president of the party Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.
Whereas there are many challenges associated with implementing this judgment, I wish to state that as the Secretary-General of the MDC-T, as elected on the 23rd of April 2018 at an ordinary congress of the party, I have taken note of the judgment and acknowledge the directives therein.
In continuing to execute my responsibilities as the Secretary-General of the party, I shall advise stakeholders on the path the party will be following.
I am cognizant of the fact that we contested the 2018 harmonized elections as the MDC-T and at bare minimum managed to secure a seat for a Member of Parliament in the Lower House as well as a Senatorial seat.
I shall be communicating the party position with regards to these deployments within the next few days.
As such, please note that there is only one Secretary-General of the MDC-T as elected at the said congress on the 23 of April 2018, which was legally convened, and attended by bona fide members of our party – the MDC-T. Be guided accordingly.