MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has chided MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora for taking advantage of a recent Supreme Court ruling to abuse authority he did not have.
Addressing journalists outside the Harare Magistrates’ Courts on Saturday, Chamisa accused Mwonzora of acting beyond the Supreme Court ruling which only authorised Thokozani Khupe to use the party’s 2014 structures and organise an extraordinary congress. Said Chamisa:
He (Mwonzora) is not reinstated. He is abusing the authority that he does not have.
The Supreme Court reinstated Thokozani Khupe only with a limited mandate to organise our past, not even the future.
Chamisa advised Mwonzora and national chairperson, Morgen Komichi to go for a mental health examination as they were behaving “abnormally”. He added:
Examine them medically. Even if you go to Ngomahuru [a government-run mental health institution in Masvingo], how many people will claim they are normal?
In March the Supreme Court appointed Khupe as the interim president of the original MDC-T and ordered her to organise an extraordinary congress in three months to replace late founding leader, Morgan Tsvangirai who died in 2018.
The congress has been set for 31 July.