The Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T national council recently passed a resolution to recall all senators and proportional representation (PR) legislators still supporting MDC Alliance president Nelson Chamisa.
This was said by acting party spokesperson Khalipani Phugeni on Tuesday after the MDC-T expelled 8 more senators aligned to Chamisa. Said Phugeni:
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The national council of May 9, 2020, resolved to recall all the PR and senators because those are low-hanging fruits, that is what I understand to mean strategically, you recall those quickly and you deploy party cadres who are able to carry out the values, principles and objectives of the MDC-T as I have alluded to, that’s what it said.
To the extent that it’s not done, I can’t defend that. I think the members of the MDC-T will have to judge us as leaders and say what do we have to do with such leadership, but the resolution is clear.
Since the controversial Supreme Court ruling in March this year which re-instated Khupe as the legitimate president (in an acting capacity) of the MDC-T, the party has been recalling MDC Alliance legislators, claiming that it sponsored them in the last general election.
Party insiders have accused acting secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora of using recalls to his favour ahead of party’s July 31 extraordinary congress.