Following an announcement on Wednesday by MDC-T acting secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora’s allies that the party’s Harare provincial structures had endorsed his candidature for the party’s presidency, acting chairperson Morgen Komichi came out guns blazing the following day.
Komichi dismissed Mwonzora’s nomination as a non-event as the move defied the party’s Standing Committee Congress halting resolutions.
Political and legal commentator Davis Laque said it has become apparent that factionalism has taken root in the faction as evidenced by Mwonzora’s “coup”. Said Laque:
The MDC-T circus continued today [Thursday] with a damming communique from the faction’s Chair, Sen Morgen Komichi. He unequivocally labelled the meeting that nominated Sen Douglas Mwonzora illegal, bogus and contemptuous, as it defied the faction’s Standing Committee Congress halting resolutions.
Sen Mwonzora’s Twitter propagandists should explain how their trojan horse amassed an impressive 189 votes in a meeting attended by 38 people according to Sen Komichi? Is ZEC running the MDC-T EOC nominations? Is Tsikamutanda, Sen DM rigging his way to the MDC-T Presidency?
Sen MK’s instructive communique exposed that the MDC-T SC had instructed the Organizing Department to prepare the 2014 structures register. So they still don’t have Congress delegates register after 4 months of travels and meaningless pressers? So who allegedly voted for Sen DM?
I preempted the danger of continuing with nominations for the EOC yet it was halted indefinitely. This will create multiple centres of power. Now, was there a consensus on the EOC deferment pending a variation order from the courts? Clearly, there are factions in the faction!
It can’t be business as usual when a key Province can meet and make nominations without the knowledge of the Acting Pres, Chair, Organizing Sec etc! What will be the consequences for the Mwonzora Harare coup? What’s going on in the MDC-T? Where is the constitutionalism now?
All this “constitutionalism” talk was just for convenience. But then, politics is a buffet where you pick what you want or prefer, and it still remains a normal dinner. But perhaps the only embarrassing thing is that the goats pretended to announce the death of a lion.