Firebrand politician Nelson Chamisa and his allies are not welcome at the court-sanctioned MDC T Congress, according to MDC T 2014 structures secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora, New Zimbabwe reports.
Mwonzora was speaking to New Zimbabwe TV about MDC T Congress when he said:
Why does it take seven months for people to realise that they are wrong. From day one Senator Morgen Komichi and I spoke at the Supreme Court that we must honour this judgment, they refused.
They went further to say they are no longer members of the MDC-T. They renounced their membership and in terms of Clause 5.10.a, of our constitution they automatically terminated their membership.
If you terminate your membership of the MDC-T and you want to come back there are ways to do that. You make your application and your application is processed, considered by the national council and the decision is communicated to you by the secretary-general.
Here are people who left the party, formed their outfit and their project is crumbling, everything that they are doing they are doing it wrong. Right now, the legal position is that everybody who was recalled is no longer a member of MDC-T. Everybody who is a member of the Standing Committee of another political party cannot be a member of our political party.
If you are a member of the national executive of another political party, you cannot be a member of our political party. If you are a member of the national council of another political party, you cannot be a member of our party.
If you are a member of the congress of another political party, you cannot be a member of our congress, because it stands to reason, because you have your own political party, you have your own political project, you cannot be allowed to have a say on who your opponent is going to be.
In this case, we are going to be electing a president. That person is likely to be our presidential candidate versus their candidate. How can they come to determine who their opponent is?
Mwonzora under the MDC T banner using the Supreme Court ruling of 31 March 2020, has been recalling legislators and councilors elected under the MDC Alliance because according to them they seized being members of the MDC T.
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