Former MDC chairperson Lovemore Moyo has said legally, he is the party’s national chairperson following the recent Supreme Cort ruling which nullified all political decisions and activities after the death of the party’s founding president Morgan Tsvangirai in 2018.
In an interview with the Daily News, Moyo asserted that his resignation letter was submitted to an illegitimate party structure, therefore, the Supreme Court ruling which ordered the MDC to revert to its 2014 structures nullified his resignation. Moyo said:
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It is public knowledge that I officially resigned from the MDC in 2018 citing irreconcilable differences for my ultimate divorce. However, it would appear that the Supreme Court judgment nullified all political decisions and activities after the death of president Tsvangirai and asked the MDC to revert back to 2014 structures.
Incidentally, that Supreme Court judgment legally speaking nullified my resignation as I submitted my letter to an illegitimate party structure, which was eventually declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court judgment.
Ordinarily, when you speak of the national chairperson of the MDC in 2014, it was myself, deputised by Morgen Komichi.
That is an inescapable fact. However, I opted not to go back to reclaim my chairmanship on a matter of principle and conscience, simple because the things that I cited in my resignation letter are still very much alive in the MDC.
Remember, I cited the violation of the party constitution, disregard of the rule of law, violence, tribalism and uncharacteristic violation of founding principles and values. My bone of contention is that this is not the real MDC
I used to know and support wholeheartedly. It has drastically changed in form and character which made it the only credible opposition force against Zanu PF.
As things stand right now, the party is internally focused, and pursuing the politics of personalities than building the party.