Former MDC-T spokesperson Obert Gutu will not be re-joining the party regardless of the Supreme Court ruling which reinstated structures elected at the party congress in 2014.
Gutu was elected vice president of the faction led by Thokozani Khupe when it held its Congress in 2018 following a split within the MDC after its founding president Morgan Tsvangirai died in February of the same year.
Reports suggest that Gutu is unwilling to participate in the extraordinary congress because he is unhappy with getting a lower position after he funded most of the faction’s campaigns in the 2018 general elections.
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A party insider told NewsDay that Gutu feels that he is being used. The publication cites its source as saying:
He does not want to continue to be used and he sees this Supreme Court ruling as an opportunity for some people to gain power while he is being relegated to a spokesperson.