The MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe on Saturday while celebrating the party’s 21st anniversary said it was officially a an opposition party now and it was now participating in regional and international engagements on behalf of Zimbabwe, New Zimbabwe reports.
Douglas Mwonzora, the party’s Secretary General said the party has had successful engagements with regional and international diplomats and said;
We are happy to inform the nation and the party we are going to be lawfully participating in the programmes of the African Union as the official opposition party in Zimbabwe. Our first engagement is a workshop that is going to be held by the continental body on 29 September 2020.
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We are happy to advise that we have been meeting both African and non-African diplomats in the country.
So far, we have engaged diplomats from United States, Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Botswana, Malawi and South Africa briefing them on what is happening in this country. We are glad that these engagements were very fruitful and a huge success. Our party is slowly on the rise.
Mwoznora said the party was getting ready to conduct the court sanctioned congress and details for the congress will be announced in due course:
The organising department has completed the finalisation of the data base for the congress delegates.On Wednesday next week, the national standing committee will receive a report and recommendations from our secretary for elections Mr Gadhi Mudzingwa. This will relate to the appointment of the independent electoral commission to run the congress elections, the dates and procedures of the nomination of candidates of this congress and the timeline to the actual congress. We appeal for discipline of party members as we go towards our congress.
The Supreme court in March ruled that nelson Chamisa was not the legitimate leader of the MDC T and made Khupe the interim MDC T leader and ordered the party to hold a congress in 90 days.
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