Former MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri has condemned what he calls the unwarranted intimidation of the party’s Members of Parliament (MPs) by the MDC Alliance leaders.
Mudzuri says such intimidation tactics are a form of Fascism (a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism). He said:
Fascism starts with unwarranted intimidation of respectable Members of Parliament so as to coerce them to toe the line.
Party deployees must be treated with the dignity and respect commensurate with their status in society to avoid putting the name of the party into disrepute.
Mudzuri also criticised the decision by the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance to order its MPs to boycott Parliament in protest over the expulsion of four of its legislators by the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T faction.
Mudzuri has since dumped the MDC Alliance party and joined MDC-T following a Supreme Court ruling which nullified the National Council’s decision to elect Chamisa to succeed founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died in February 2018. Said Mudzuri:
Parliament’s main institutional function is to make laws and constitution. For MPs to boycott Parly in support of those that breach constitutions, disrespect courts and rule of law is taking the electorate for granted.