MDC Alliance (MDC-A) secretary-general Chalton Hwende says there is no valid court judgement which permits the Khupe-led MDC-T to continue recalling the party’s elected officials.
Hwende said this following the move by MDC-T secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora to recall Harare Mayor Herbert Gomba and five other councillors.
Hwende argued that the Khupe-led party has no authority to continue decimating the MDC-A after it’s structures, which were given a new lease of life by a controversial Supreme Court judgement in March, legally ceased to exist on July 31. Hwende posted on Twitter:
The recall of our Mayor today by Mwonzora and Khupe is further proof that these two are pawns of Emmerson Mnangagwa. Previously they were purporting to implement a Supreme Court judgement which has since expired on the 31st of July. They are now only recalling our councillors because of ED.
There is no court order or judgement which is valid, their attempt to seek an urgent court hearing to extend their deadline to have an MDC-T extra-ordinary Congress was turned down. They failed to implement the Supreme Court judgement because it was moot.
They failed to have a National Standing Committee meeting because 8 members of the remaining 11 of the 2014 structures are now with Nelson Chamisa and they don’t want to associate with a Zanu-PF Project they are with the people.
They also failed to have a National Executive Meeting because out of the remaining 65 members 54 are with Chamisa they can’t have a quorum because the rest of the NEC Members don’t want to associate with a Zanu-PF project and work with Mnangagwa runners.
They also failed to have a meeting of the National Council Meeting because out of the 135 remaining National Councillors only 18 are with the Zanu-PF Project and with Mwonzora and Khupe group. They just don’t have people and havana vanhu vane Zanu chete.
Even if they get a 10-year extension they will never have a quorum to have the extraordinary Congress because they only have 10% of the Delegates the rest are with Chamisa and MDC Alliance. That’s why they need Mnangagwa and State institutions to survive.
As a political party that has members across the country we consulted our structures and now we have been given direction. We are now in the process of implementing what our members directed us to implement. The party is owned by the members they give direction.